After being humbled by West Indies, Pakistan prepare for short pitched attack

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Being hammered by West Indian pacers by the barrage of short pitched deliveries, Pakistan is now preparing for this stuff before their high profile clash against England.

The pressure is now on Mickey Arthur and his batsmen and ahead of their clash against England, there was a concerted effort by the Pakistan batsman to get their games sorted against the short-pitched stuff. Batsmen took guard and received throwdowns, balls were banged in short and as a riposte, they either ducked or brought out the pull.

Imam ul Haq, who was stranded down the leg side in the first match against West Indies, look composed against the bouncers and the other batsmen too were made to go through the rigours. The Pakistan bowlers too went through the paces and decided to test the middle of the surface. They could well dish out a barrage against the free-flowing stroke-makers of England. Wahab Riaz was in supreme rhythm as was Mohammad Amir.

The Pakistan team copped a lot of criticism after their embarassing defeat against West Indies and will be up for a challenge against England, a side which has the pace of Jofra Archer, Chris Woakes and Liam Plunkett up their sleeve.