Manchester: Former England commander Michael Vaughan trusts Pakistan are more than fit for stunning the host group in the forthcoming arrangement on the off chance that they perform like the manner in which they did in the primary Test against West Indies as of late.
Without customary Test captain Joe Root in Southampton, England lost to West Indies by four wickets in the main Test of the #raisethebat arrangement. In any case, the hosts mobilized back firmly and recorded a 2-1 arrangement win, politeness Ben Stokes and Stuart Broad in the two Manchester Tests individually.
“From an England point of view, it is a decent advance up. I am not ignoring the West Indies by any stretch of the imagination, yet Pakistan is a superior Test coordinate group than the West Indies,” Vaughan told Cricbuzz in a video transferred on their YouTube channel.
“So I am truly anticipating that arrangement. It ought to be a ripper. Pakistan could come here and stun the England group if the English side play as they did in the principal Test against West Indies at Southampton.”
Vaughan likewise advised the home side against Pakistan’s top-request, which as per him, is loaded up with experienced campaigners.
“Babar Azam and Azhar (Ali) are two right-hand batsmen of great, who realize how to play in England conditions. On the off chance that Pakistan bats first and I am certain that is their arrangement and get scores on the board, they will truly challenge this England side,” Vaughan said.
The principal Test between the two groups will be played in Manchester beginning August 5 while the last two Tests are planned to be played in Southampton from August 13 and August 21 separately.
The three T20Is, in the interim, will be played at a solitary setting in Manchester on August 28, August 30 and September 1 individually.