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Former Pakistan left-arm seamer Saleem Jaffar has revealed that the national team’s pace attack need to have different variations in order to “survive” in the World Cup.
Pakistan lost their World Cup opener to the West Indies by seven wickets, but bounced back by defeating England by 14 runs, where their bowlers did extremely well towards the end.
The men in green’s third match against Sri Lanka was washed out.
With their next game being against Australia in Taunton on Wednesday, Jaffar admitted that the pace attack need to have different types of deliveries in order to ensure they keep the opposition batsmen on their toes.
He added that it is “very surprising” that the Pakistan seamers are not bowling many yorkers.
“The pacers needs to make use of variation in their bowling to survive in this tournament,” Jaffar told cricketpakistan.com.pk. “Although our pacers are delivering slower balls, but they are still not bowling any yorkers which is very surprising.
“The pitches in England during the Pakistan series were extremely in favour of the batsmen. Bowlers were not generating any movement in the air or off the pitch even with the new ball. If the nature of the pitches doesn’t change during the World Cup, it will be hard work for the pacers.”