The former Australian batting maestro and the coach of PSL’s franchise Islamabad United, Dean Jones is confident that Pakistani bowlers will rip English batting apart if they get their line and length right.
Dean Jones, who applied for the post of Pakistan’s head coach as well, told Pak Passion in an interview, “Don’t worry, the Pakistani bowlers will rattle the England batsmen if they get the ball in the right areas and find their defensive lines and lengths and let the ball do its work.”
However, the former Australian batsman is concerned about Pakistan’s vulnerable fielding, “I think the Pakistani bowlers will do very well but they need the support of the slip fielders and that could be a problem.”
Jones also coined the experienced duo of Younis Khan and Misbah Ul Haq as the key for Pakistan batting, he said, “Pakistani batsmen will need to play the ball late and will be relying heavily on Younis Khan and Misbah-ul-Haq to get the runs and it could be a very interesting series if one of the veterans for Pakistan has a good series with the bat.”
The 55-year old Australian said that England will be in a tangle that what kind of surfaces they should prepare, “If the home team prepares pitches that seam around, then the English team may not make many runs. I’m sure Amir and the other Pakistani boys will get that ball in the right areas and they will upset the England batsmen, but if they prepare turners then they have Yasir Shah, the best leg-spinner in the world to deal with.”
Jones claimed that English batsmen will not have a good sleep as they will be currently having while facing Sri Lankan bowling attack. However, he has also said that England and Australia are having a wonderful time in their home since 1990s, so don’t expect much of a miracle this time as well.