Azhar Ali Targets England’s Weak Batting Line Up; Younis Khan Issues Jofra Archer Warning

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Azhar Ali and Younis Khan had some interesting feedback to give as Pakistan reached England for the three match Test series and hence, here is a look at what they had to say.

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Azhar Ali Targets England’s Weak Batting Line Up

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Targeting England’s shaky batting line up Test skipper Azhar said, “Looking at their batting, their top order has been fragile for some time since Alastair Cook retired. They have tried a lot of combinations lately and might be looking a bit more settled, but they haven’t been really confident with it. So there is something for us in it to look at.”

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Younis Khan Issues Archer Warning

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While talking about the English bowling Younis Khan particularly pointed out Jofra Archer as a major threat and hence said, “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.”

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Azhar Ali and Younis Khan Arrive In England With Pakistan Cricket Team

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Pakistan cricket team arrive in England yesterday and will now complete an isolation period of 14 days. The detail of the squad members and the support staff who reached the English shores is as below:

Azhar Ali, Babar Azam, Abid Ali, Asad Shafiq, Faheem Ashraf, Fawad Alam, Iftikhar Ahmad, Imad Wasim, Imamul Haq, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Abbas, Musa Khan, Naseem Shah, Rohail Nazir, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shan Masood, Sohail Khan, Usman Shinwari, and Yasir Shah.
Support Staff
Mansoor Rana (manager), Misbahul Haq (head coach), Younis Khan (batting coach), Mushtaq Ahmed (spin bowling coach), Shahid Aslam (assistant coach), Abdul Majeed (fielding coach), Talha Butt (team analyst), Yasir Malik (strength and conditioning coach), Dr Sohail Saleem (team doctor), Lt Col (retd) Usman Riffat (security manager) and Raza Kitchlew (media and digital content manager).