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.
“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.