As England and Pakistan are all set to meet tomorrow for the first Test of the two match rubber, here is a look at 4 common things that English and Pakistani cricket teams share.
1. A Poor Recent Record
Both sides have not really done well in the longest version of the game off late and hence, their recent record has been pretty poor. Therefore, it would be fair to say that the upcoming series will provide a fair account of two sides that have been found wanting during the last few months.
2. A Vulnerable Batting Line
Both sides have a pretty vulnerable batting line and with the series being played during the early part of the English summer when there is plenty of movement for the pacers; batsmen from both England and Pakistan are likely to find themselves in more trouble on a consistent basis.
3. Habit Of Dropping Catches
A close look at the last two years of Test cricket would suggest that both Pakistan and England have players who have this awful habit of dropping catches at crucial junctures of a game. Hence, there is no wonder that their recent record isn’t very encouraging.
4. Skippers Who Are Settling Down
Skippers from both sides are yet to establish themselves as strong leaders in the longest version of the game and therefore, will play and lead their sides during the series under pressure.