Known to be a factory of the fast-bowlers, Pakistan is once again relying on the prowess of its fast-bowling department in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 tournament. However, the flat wickets along with the use of two new balls would make life hard for any pacer to stop the batters.
Nevertheless, Pakistan’s head coach Mickey Arthur believes that his bunch contains an efficient pace battery which is good enough to dismantle any team of the mega-event. Reflecting on the bowling arsenal, the 50-year old highlighted the progress of Shaheen Afridi, Hassan Ali and Mohammad Hasnain as he expects them to come good in crucial games.
The Johannesburg born also discussed the case of veteran paceman Mohammad Amir who is currently out of form. However, Mickey believes that few good outings will help the 27-year old get his mojo back. He credited Pakistan Super League (PSL) for the development of these players as Mickey feels that the premier domestic T20 competition of Pakistan allowed the bowlers to learn the art of delivering under pressure.
It will be interesting to see how Pakistan manages the challenge of England as the five-game ODI series would seriously test them ahead of the all-important mega-event which gets underway from May 30 in England and Wales.