England plan to attack Pakistan with spinners and called Adil Rashid along with Ben Stokes and James Anderson to the squad. After a wonderful performance of Yasir Shah who took 10 wickets in the first test match, England plan to play with two spinners, Adil along with Moeen Ali. England head coach Trevor Bayliss said that in Lord’s test Misbah ul Haq played a lose shot against Moeen Ali and got out. At that moment I thought several time that we should have played with two spinners. I think this will benefit England a lot. Although technique of Pakistani batsmen is not good against seamers but we will try to trap them the other way round with spinners. Because they often attack spinners so England will try to take benefit from their planning. In this way they can make errors and through away their wickets.
England announced a 14 men squad for second test, although a 12 men squad is often announced for home series. James Anderson is likely to come back to playing eleven after recovering from injury. Pakistani batsmen always remain hesitant against Anderson. It seems James Anderson will attack Pakistan throughout the game with spinner operating from other end. In the past, England always remain hesitant to play with two spinners at home series. This is due to the fast and seeming nature of wickets in England. But this time England is planning to go with a slow one.
Trevor Bayliss said, if we play with two spinners they both can play a vital role in England victory in second test. Bayliss further said that England batsmen have to play Yasir Shah really well in second test, and should not through away their wickets. I think we gifted Yasir Shah too many wickets in Lord’s test, which resulted us a defeat.
Yasir shah on the other hand is really hope to continue his performance throughout the series. Talking to media the leg spinner said that he is bowling according to the instructions of the spin bowling coach, Mushtaq Ahmad. Mushtaq told me to bowl on a good line and length. Yasir said that he is fully fit and is in complete form. He said that Shane Warne is his ideal from his childhood. I started leg spin after getting inspired from Shane Warne. It is a pride for me that today people are comparing me with great Shane Warne. So it seems that things are pumped up for the second test at Old Trafford Manchester and we are on way to a wonderful series.