The English commentator, Michael Vaughan, believes Pakistan is a much better side than West Indies and the Men in Green are capable of beating England at their own backyard.
Mentioning the players, Babar Azam and Azhar Ali, Vaughan maintained the right-handed batsman possess quality potential knowing the tricks to settle in English pitch conditions.
Pakistan is a better Test match team than the West Indies: Michael Vaughan
“Pakistan is a wonderful team. They have the got skill levels with the ball in hand. Yasir Shah, Babar Azam, Azhar Ali are two right-handed batsmen of high quality, who know how to play in England conditions,” Vaughan said.
The former England skipper believes if Pakistan will bat first in the test series after winning the toss, they can challenge the home-siders.
“If Pakistan bats first and I am sure that is their plan and get scores on the board, they will really challenge this England side,” he added.
He cleared he does not mean to degrade West Indies team but Men in Green can give an ultimate shock to England proving their high-quality over England.
“I’m not disregarding the West Indies at all, but Pakistan is a better Test match team than the West Indies. So I am really looking forward to that series. It should be a ripper. Pakistan could come here and shock the England team if the English side play as they did in the first Test against West Indies at Southampton,” he maintained.
The sides will be featuring in three test matches that are to be played at Old Trafford, Ageas Bowl, and Ageas Bowl respectively, whereas, the three T20Is will be played at Old Trafford.
It has been decided that the series will be resumed behind closed doors to avoid the spreading of the Coronavirus
The sides will be seen in action on the mentioned below dates:
5-9 Aug – 1st Test, Old Trafford
13-17 Aug – 2nd Test, Ageas Bowl
21-25 Aug – 3rd Test, Ageas Bowl
28 Aug – 1st T20I, Old Trafford
30 Aug – 2nd T20I, Old Trafford
1 Sep – 3rd T20I, Old Trafford