Former England captain Michael Vaughan believes that Pakistan is capable of unexpectedly surprising England at home in the upcoming three-game Test series beginning August 5.
While giving an interview, the former England player Vaughan said,
“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.”
He went on to say,
“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.”
The cricket commentator highlighted that Pakistan is a better Test match team than West Indies.
“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.”
Vaughan said he’d be shocked if England’s results went back to what the cricketing world saw in Southampton, losing four wickets to West Indies.