Anderson can be a threat, believes Pakistani cricketer Shan Masood

Muhammad UsmanMultimedia Journalist

15th Jul, 2020. 10:02 pm

Pakistan’s opening batsman Shan Masood said England’s bowling attack would be a real threat to them in upcoming test series, particularly one of their frontline pacers James Anderson.

While talking a journalist online Masood said,

“We all know how good Anderson is and all of his records. Obviously, he is a threat for us, in fact, the whole bowling attack of England”

He added,

“I last faced Anderson in England in 2016 and I know I wasn’t too good against him but the time has changed now. A lot of things changed in the last four years, I have improved myself and looking forward to facing him once again.”

The left-handed batsman ensured the team will be more focused on things under their control, rather than dwelling on opposition strengths.

“See, we started off well here with two weeks of useful training sessions. We are still left with three weeks before taking on England in the first Test, I think there is enough time to prepare ourselves strong for the challenge.”

He continued to say,

“Obviously, they will have an added advantage of home conditions, plus they will be in touch after playing three Tests against West Indies. But, as I said, our focus will be fully on what we can do to overcome them.”

Speaking of his personal expectations from this tour, Masood said as an opener he will try to give his team a solid start.

“An opener’s job is to score runs and I always try to fulfill my job. I am practicing hard with Younis Bhai and trying to get rid of my weaknesses,” he concluded.

It is pertinent to mention here that from August 5, Pakistan will play three Test matches against England.

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