Before the Pakistan team boarded the plane for England for the World Cup preparations, there were questions raised over the efficacy over their power hitting abilities. The recent whitewash against Australia out things into perspective as Pakistan were consistently found guilty of not scoring quickly enough.
The team management and players had thus promised fans of attacking stroke play in English conditions, and they have certainly fulfilled this vow. Conjuring up back-to-back 350+ scores in the last two ODIs against England, Pakistan have put out a warning to other oppositions to not underestimate their batting.
Helped by centuries from each of their openers in the two encounters, Pakistan have amassed 719 runs in the second and third ODI versus England at a steep run rate of 7.19. This vast improvement is a positive sign for Pakistan as they seem to have worked on their skill to strike boundaries.