Edited By Arun Kumar | IANS | Updated: 29 Jul 2020, 09:27:00 PM IST
Former England captain Michael Vaughan believes that Pakistan's team is more capable of surprising hosts England in the upcoming Test series. England had recently suffered a four-wicket defeat in the first Test against the West Indies, but after that, England made a strong comeback to win the series two consecutive matches to win the series 2–1.
Vaughan told Cricbuzz, 'From England's point of view, it's a good move. I am not disregarding the West Indies at all, but the Pakistan team is a better Test team than the West Indies.
He said, 'So I am excited about this series. It should be a ripper. If the England team played in the first Test match against the West Indies and plays the same way, then Pakistan can come here and give a shock to the England team.
Vaughan also cautioned the England team about Pakistan's top-order batsmen. The former captain said, 'Babar Azam and Azhar (Ali) are two right-handed batsmen who know how to play in England conditions. If Pakistan bat first and I am sure they have a plan and the score on the board is consistent, then they will really give a tough challenge to this England team. The first Test between Pakistan and England will be played in Manchester from August 5.