In the last two years, fast bowlers have picked up twice as many wickets as spinners in Pakistan in the last two years
Former Pakistan cricketer turned commentator Bazid Khan has warned Australia against picking a spin-heavy attack as they prepare for a tour to Pakistan after more than two decades.
Pakistan has played only a handful of Test matches on home soil but the limited data reveals that pace will play an important role as opposed to spin, a point which Bazid emphasized upon.
In the last two years, fast bowlers have picked up twice as many wickets as spinners in Pakistan in the last two years.
Speaking about the my that spinners will prove handier on Pakistan pitches, Bazid Khan voiced his opinion while talking to cricket.com.au.
"The general perception, which I think is wrong. There's going to be two spinners in the game and it's going to spin all the way through," Bazid said.
"Pakistan is totally different to India. The ball is not going to spin straight away and mostly the wickets have been taken by the faster men rather than the spinners. I think if you don't have two world-class spinners, you don't play them here," the cricket commentator and analyst added.
Bazid Khan added that the "subcontinent theory does not work in Pakistan."
The data collected from matches played in Pakistan, the pacers have bowled almost 60 percent of the overs and have a superior average and strike rate to the spinners.
Here are some numbers (based on Opta stats):