English frontline pacer, Stuart Broad has stated that Pakistani players are skilful and they will pose a huge threat to England in English conditions during the upcoming assignment.
Stuart Broad spoke during a cookery challenge hosted by Etihad, “I think Pakistan will pose a pretty dangerous threat because they are very skilful.”
Recently, Pakistan has dominated England in the last two test series played between the two sides in the UAE in 2012 and 2015, however, a contest in English conditions will definitely be a totally different game.
However, Broad said that Pakistan has world class players, but, he is looking forward to the series, It’s going to be an exciting place for us as a team to be and the fact that it’s the only Test trophy we don’t have.”
He recalled their outing in the UAE against Pakistan in Whites, “I thought the series over in Abu Dhabi, Sharjah and Dubai was quite close…I know we lost 2-0 but we had opportunities to win that series and we weren’t quite good enough to get over the line, but we know the dangers they pose.”
It will be the first time when Pakistan and England will compete in a full-fledged tour for an overall trophy based on recently introduced points system. The first test of the tour will kick off from July 14 at Lord’s.
Broad said that Pakistan has an experienced line up, many of them have played in English conditions and Mushtaq Ahmed, their bowling coach has a vast experience of coaching in England, so they will be well aware of the trick they need there.
“They are a very experienced batting line-up, certainly in the middle order, quite an astute coaching set-up – now with Mushtaq Ahmed involved as well, who has done a lot of work with the English cricket team,” he added, “They’ll have a lot of knowledge of the conditions and that sort of thing.”
The Englishman also hailed the class of Pakistan’s bowling attack that is led by Mohammad Amir and have bowlers like Wahab Riaz and Yasir Shah in the ranks, “I think they’ll have brilliant exponents of English conditions with the ball.”
He went on to say, “England can be a very very good place to bowl but also if you get it wrong you can go…and generally the real pace bowlers have struggled with their records in England – the likes of Brett Lee, the guys who might miss their length now and again.”