Pakistan still playing in old-fashioned way, will struggle in England Tests: Former pacer Aaqib Javed

Pakistan still playing in old-fashioned way, will struggle in England Tests: Former pacer Aaqib Javed

Pakistan may have managed to draw their last 2 Test series in England but former pacer Aaqib Javed believes the Asian side will struggle when they face the hosts in the upcoming series in the Old Blighty. Pakistan are set to take on England in 3 Tests and as many T20Is in August-September. A batch of players, led by Test captain Azhar Ali and ODI captain Babar Azam have already arrived in the UK and are in a 2-week quaratine in Worcestershire. Aqib Javed believes there is gulf in class between the two teams and Pakistan's inexperienced will not work in their favour in the 3-Test series which will be held after the much-anticipated series between West Indies and England. "Pakistan did well in the last two Test series [in England] and we were able to draw the Test series, but during the last one or two years England have really raised their game and the way they are playing cricket in all three formats is just remarkable," Javed was quoted as saying by Dawn. "Pakistan will struggle in the Test series as they have a quality line-up, They have world-class fast bowlers in the shape of James Anderson, Stuart Broad and Jofra Archer as well as a match-winning all-rounder like Ben Stokes and also they have a fine Test batting line up." Javed believes Pakistan's old fashioned approach to Test cricket will hamper their chances against England who tend to score at a "rapid pace" even in the Test match format. "Their ...
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