Archer keen to see Naseem’s bowling strategy on slow Manchester wicket


Manchester: England’s fast bowler Jofra Archer is eager to see Pakistan’s emerging pacer Naseem Shah’s bowling strategy as he thinks the pitch is not suited for express fast bowling.

The 25-year-old thinks that the pitch is not suited to bowl at 90mph as it started to turn on Day two and has helped spinners already.

 “It’s not deliberate. It’s not every day you’re going to come in at 90mph. I’ve seen Shah started bowling 90mph so we’ll see how he goes on later on tomorrow morning or afternoon,” Archer told reporters.

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“No one is a robot, so I’ll be very, very interested to see what he can produce a bit later. This is not a wicket you’re really going to try to bend your back on. It’s spinning on day two so that says a lot,” he added.

Archer was disappointed after his side didn’t produce a good bowling display that led Pakistan to score good first innings total of 326.

“I don’t think it went our way, a lot of balls we bowled today beat the bat or got the edge we had two lbws turned around, one with a feather. I think we bowled well as a unit, but we didn’t have a lot of luck. Pakistan batted well and put on some pressure after lunch” he maintained.

The Barbados-born was the pick of the bowlers for England, claiming 3-59.

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