Younis Khan, Pakistan batting coach and former cricketing great singled out fast-rising pace-man Jofra Archer as a “major threat” in his team’s forthcoming matches against England.
The Pakistan Cricket Team left on Sunday for England, where they will play 3 Tests and as many Twenty20 internationals, starting in the first week of August.
Younis Khan told AFP that “He (Archer) is a real match winner and a threat,” “Archer has strong nerves which he proved while bowling a crucial super over in the World Cup final,” said Younis of England’s nail-biting win over New Zealand at Lord’s last year.
He further added that “He has bite in his bowling and his high arm action is very good and gives him nip in his bowling,”
“There is hype around him so that can be an added pressure on him. I have told the batsmen to play close to the body and play on the back foot because his in-swinger can be very dangerous.” He said
Younis khan also said that “I remember playing him in the side game,” said Younis of Archer’s debut first-class match. “He got 5 wickets in the match but was not on top of his bowling at the time like he is now.”
“Anderson and Broad have a wealth of experience. They are always a great pair. Whenever England have won they have the major share, but in August the weather will be dry and not very overcast so they can be handled properly.” Younis said
“You face challenges in England as your technique as well as nerves are put to test. I am sure our team will be up to that task,” Younius concluded
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