Pak pace trio can put England on back foot: Sarfraz
Karachi: Former Test pacer Sarfraz Nawaz feels Pakistan can only think of a victory against England if its bowlers give devastating performance.
"Pakistani pace attack is very devastating right now. They have been in good form and hopefully they would remain in form and fit. We only won the Test match against Australia because of the bowlers," a newspaper quoted Sarfraz, as saying.
"One bowler could do nothing as the batsmen would start playing defensive game against the bowler who is in form and would pull runs when the other bowler comes in. So a combination of two or more in-form bowlers is devastating, which Pakistan right now is enjoying," he said.
"England would be dangerous as their batsmen and bowlers are in form. Moreover, they would be playing on home ground, which certainly gives an edge to any team."
However, he was critical of Pakistan`s batters, saying the team has no player who could play at number five or six.
"At the time when number five or number six player comes on the crease, the condition changes and the pitch gets slower and loses its bounce. So, I think the condition would be good for youngster Umar Amin and he could respond to that situation well," Sarfraz said.
Pakistan will play four-Test series against England with the first match starting from Thursday at Trent Bridge.