ISLAMABAD: Pakistan cricket team head coach Mickey Arthur on Friday said the green-shirts have what it takes to trouble the New Zealand batsmen.
Mickey was all praise for both sides’ bowling attack but said Pakistani seam bowlers can trouble the Kiwi batsmen.
“Pakistan and New Zealand both have an impressive bowling attack but our seam bowlers can trouble the Kiwi batsmen,” geo.tv quoted Mickey as saying.
Mickey said that the preparation of a supporting wicket for the first Test match between Pakistan and New Zealand at Hagley Oval, Christchurch was not surprising. “It’s generally a fairly good wicket there and if anything, it’ll swing and seam a little bit,” he said.
He said we have got some pretty handy swing and seam bowlers as well. “I think it is going to be top seven versus top seven really because both sides possess really good bowling attacks in all departments, seam swing, pace and spin,” he said.
Mickey said he would not take the upcoming two-match Test series lightly and warned that it could prove difficult for the batsmen. “The Test matches could prove to be troubling for the batsmen in particular,” he said. Pakistan will play their first Test match against New Zealand on November 17 at the Hagley Oval in Christchurch and the second on
November 25 at Seddon Park in Hamilton. -APP