Former speedster believes the Men in Green has the ability to surprise the hosts in the upcoming series
Former speedster Shoaib Akhtar believes Pakistan has the ability to surprise England and give them a tough time in the upcoming series.
Pakistan is scheduled to take on England in three Tests and three Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is), which will be played from August 5 to September 1.
While speaking on a local sports channel, Akhtar emphasised the importance of the England tour for the Men in Green.
“This is a very important tour for Pakistan. Pakistan needs to come out with something really good out of this [series]. I really think that Pakistan can do wonders after the first Test to up to the second Test match. I wish them best of luck,” said Akhtar.
Akhtar added that the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) needs to be appreciated for sending a 29-member squad to England as it allowed the players to practice among themselves in the absence of any side matches against English county teams.
An extended squad, including white-ball specialists, was sent to England by the PCB as the players, in accordance with series SOPs in the wake of Covid-19, will remain in England from start to finish.
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