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Cook & Root Backbone Of England Line Up: Mickey Arthur

Strategy reformation quite essential to get Alastair Cook and Joe Root early.

It is very important to get rid of Joe Root and Alastair Cook early in the innings. Once they are in control of the bowling as well as the conditions they can easily take the game away from the opposition. Pakistan won the 1st Test match by 75 runs at Lordas but could not stop the hosts from making a comeback. It was not just a defeat, it was a one sided encounter which England managed to win by 330 runs on the fourth day of the 2nd test match.

No second thoughts about the top scorers in this match. Root scored 254 and an unbeaten 71 runs whereas Cook scored 105 and 76 not out as a result the four match series is all squared at 1 a 1.

Pakistan coach Mikey Arthur feels the duo of Cook and Root are the backbone of the England batting lineup. Once they are dismissed with the new ball, there is a positive chance of having the upper hand in the contest. Alex Hales, Gary Balance, James Vince are quality players but they have failed to succeed in both the tests. The thought of sustaining their places in the Test side creates an added pressure.

Alex hales
Alex hales

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