Lahore: Former Test cricketer Ramiz Raja thinks that England’s inexperienced batting may have an advantage for Pakistani bowlers.
Speaking to ESPNcricinfo, Raja said that except Ben Stokes and Joe Root England batsmen are inexperienced. “Take Stokes and Root out, then you are exposed to some inexperienced England’s batting line-up. If Pakistan replicates what West Indies did in the first Test with the bowl, they can do well,” he said.
“One thing is sure, Pakistan will be more competent to England than West Indies following a solid bowling attack. If they bowl with the right line and length, they can overcome the English side,” he added.
Meanwhile, Raja also believes that team management including head coach-cum-chief selector Misbah-ul-Haq, batting coach Younis Khan, bowling coach Waqar Younis and spin bowling coach Mushtaq Ahmed will help players throughout the whole event.
“This team management will help players a lot during the whole tour. Players will get to learn a lot from the likes of Misbah, Younis, Waqar, and Mushtaq,” he concluded.