Karachi: Former England captain Michael Vaughan thinks that Pakistan have the ability to surprise inform England at home in the upcoming three-match Test series, starting from August 5.
While speaking with Cricbuzz, Vaughan said that Shaheens will be a tough challenge to the hosts than the West Indies.
“Pakistan is a wonderful team. They have the got skill levels with the ball in hand. Yasir Shah, Babar Azam, Azhar Ali are two right-handed batsmen of high quality, who know how to play in England conditions,” Vaughan said.
“If Pakistan bats first and I am sure that is their plan and get scores on the board, they will really challenge this England side,” he added.
“I’m not disregarding the West Indies at all, but Pakistan is a better Test match team than the West Indies. So I am really looking forward to that series. It should be a ripper. Pakistan could come here and shock the England team if the English side play as they did in the first Test against West Indies at Southampton,” he maintained.
Vaughan concluded that he would be surprised if England’s performance drops back to what the cricketing world saw in Southampton, losing to West Indies by four wickets