KARACHI: Former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram has warned Pakistan batsmen ahead of the challenging tour of England, which is scheduled in the month of August.
The 54-year-old while talking to former Pakistan batsman Basit Ali on his Youtube channel cautioned about the threat that can be caused by two greatest England’s pacer James Anderson and Stuart Broad.
“It will be a difficult tour this time around as players will stay at the ground and no fans will be allowed in the stadium. Cricket in England has always been tough due to duke ball and it will be a huge test for Pakistan batsmen, including limited-overs captain Babar Azam” he said.
“England have the likes of Anderson and Broad, who are the top bowlers in world cricket, will move the ball around all day,” he added.
Wasim also advised batsmen Haris Sohail and Shan Masood. “Apart from Babar, I suppose Haris is a good batsman but if he is physically fit, he can be an asset for the Pakistan team,” he added.
Shan Masood is strong but he mainly plays more on the on-side and he should work more outside off-stump as English bowlers will make him play towards off-side,” he maintained.
It must be noted here that the PCB is yet to confirm a ‘bio-secure’ tour of England from July-September this year. As many as 25 players will fly for England to play three Tests and as many T20Is. The players will undergo a three-week training camp, likely to start later this week or next week.