Basit Ali, the former Pakistani player has joint Saeed Ajmal in the race who believes Pakistan have no chance of winning in England against them.
He says that although side’s performance in England has always been excellent until Younis and Misbah were the players. Basit believes as the major assets of the team, Younis and Misbah, are no more a player, the inexperienced side will face troubles as England have got some dangerous bowlers.
Basit Ali: Azhar Ali men have no chance of winning in England
“Pakistan’s performance in England has always been good. The team drew two series there in the recent past. Younis Khan, Misbah-ul-Haq, and Yasir Shah did well there but the former two are now in the management. They can’t play anymore and this team is inexperienced. Meanwhile, James Anderson and Stuart Broad are dangerous bowlers,” he told Geo Super.
He believes that winning even one match will be a massive success for Pakistan against England.
“I would obviously want for Pakistan to win in England but [realistically speaking] it is very difficult. Beating this England for this Pakistan will not be easy. If they win even one match, it would be a major success.”
Basit Ali said that Younis cannot be judged on behalf of one series. He further maintained Younis’ effect has been seen clearly in the practice match.
“Younis has only just joined team management. It will be difficult to judge him on the basis of just one series but just his presence will make it easier for our batsmen. Even in the practice match, I noticed that his effect has started working,” he said.
The former cricketer also believes that Fawad Alam will not be given chance once again and Iftikhar would be preferred.
“I think that Fawad will not be given a chance right now. There is a lot of time but in my opinion, Iftikhar Ahmed will be preferred as the English team has a lot of left-handed batsmen.