Pakistan cricket team is all set to observe their quarantine period under a ‘biosecure’ environment, for their upcoming Test series against England.
The team and staff members recently reached Manchester via a chartered flight. The players will be tested again for COVID-19 Worcester before moving to Derbyshire’s Incora County Ground.
Pakistan will take on England a three-match Test series and as many T20Is scheduled in August.
Former Pakistani batting great, Younis Khan has named the biggest threat for Pakistan, and it’s not James Anderson or Stuart Broad. Younis tagged express England pacer Jofra Archer as a ‘match-winner’ and a ‘threat’.
“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,” Younis was quoted as saying by AFP.
Meanwhile, Archer had a memorable English summer of 2019 by ending up with 22 in the four matches he featured in, the second-highest for England after Broad.
“He has bite in his bowling, and his high arm action is very good and gives him nip in his bowling. There is a hype around him so that it 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,” Khan added.
During the Lord’s Test match, Archer flattened Steve Smith with a barrage of bouncers, bowling one of the most hostile spells in recent history.
Archer gained a reputation internationally through franchise cricket. He donned the colours of Hobart Hurricanes in the Big Bash League (BBL) and Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
The Barbados-born played for West Indies at the U-19 level, before representing England at the senior level last year.