Pacer Junaid Khan believes the Pakistan pacers are going to have a difficult time while stirring in England on account of the ban on using spit. The International Cricket Council (ICC) has prohibited the use of spit to glow the baseball ball. This is only one of many principles laid by ICC at the perspective of this coronavirus pandemic.
Each of the guidelines laid by ICC will be put into place in the West Indies tour of England that will indicate the return of cricket following a period of four weeks.
Talking in an exclusive interview with Cricket Pakistan, Junaid advised that Pakistan will be affected by the ban of saliva because their pacers rely heavily on the opposite swing with the older chunk to take wickets.
“Both sides may have difficulty if there’s absolute no undo swing on offer on account of this saliva ban. But, our bowlers are most likely to fight more. Anderson bowls nicely with the ball along with his reverse swing isn’t so good.
“Although Abbas dishes at 125 KPH, he’s done well with the swing in Asia. Shaheen’s reverse swing might not be as excellent as Abbas. However, it’s still alright. The four-Test matches which Naseem has played has taken most wickets with reverse swing. Our pacers, especially the likes of Shaheen, Naseem, and Musa, is going to have a challenging time since they don’t have the experience of playing in England and aren’t utilized to the requirements there,” he added.
I’m more experienced than the bowlers chosen, States Junaid Khan.
He’s represented Pakistan at 22 Tests requiring 71 scalps in a market of 2.93. Speaking about limited-overs cricket, he’s played with 76 ODI games and 9 T20 matches shooting 110 and 8 wickets, respectively. Despite a sound bowling recording, the left-arm pacer wasn’t chosen for the Pakistan tour of England.
The 30-year-old is frustrated with the selection committee and thinks he’s much more experienced and gifted than many bowlers chose for the excursion.
“I was frustrated when my name was not at the 29-member team declared for the England tour. I’m more experienced than the bowlers chosen for your tour and need to play Test cricket. Aside from Abbas, no other bowler from the Present Evaluation squad has a much better bowling attack rate or typical than me,” said Junaid
It’s his fortune he obtained support from the group management despite not acting in 14 or 15 ODIs. Sometimes I didn’t have the same chance, as I had been dropped after not working only two matches,” he added.
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