The Pakistan squad left from Lahore on Sunday for England, the place they may play three Exams and as many Twenty20 Internationals, beginning within the first week of August.
Younis mentioned 25-year-old Archer has made a repute for himself since qualifying to play for England and occurring to play a key function in final 12 months’s Ashes and triumphant World Cup marketing campaign.
“He [Archer] is a real match winner and a threat,” Younis mentioned earlier than the workforce’s departure from Allama Iqbal Worldwide Airport.
“Archer has strong nerves which he proved while bowling a crucial super over in the World Cup final,” mentioned Younis of England’s nail-biting win over New Zealand at Lord’s final 12 months. “He has bite in his bowling and his high arm action is very good and gives him nip in his bowling.”
However Younis — who himself performed a key function in Pakistan’s 2-2 sequence attract England in 2016 with a superb double hundred within the final Take a look at at The Oval — mentioned Barbados-born Archer may be countered.
“There is hype around him so that can be an added pressure on him. I have told the batsmen to play close to the body and play on the back foot because his in-swinger can be very dangerous.” Younis, who remembered taking part in Archer in Pakistan’s apply sport in opposition to Sussex in 2016.
“I remember playing him in the side game,” mentioned Younis of Archer’s debut first-class match. “He got five wickets in the match but was not on top of his bowling at the time like he is now.”
Pakistan’s highest Take a look at run scorer with 10,099, Younis mentioned Pakistan must also be cautious of England’s most skilled bowlers — James Anderson and Stuart Broad. “Anderson and Broad have a wealth of expertise. They’re at all times a terrific pair. At any time when England have gained they’ve the main share, however in August the climate shall be dry and never very overcast to allow them to be dealt with correctly.
“Pakistan need to score 300-350 in the first innings, in order to challenge England in bowling,” the batting coach mentioned.
The squad has a brand new tempo battery with lanky Shaheen Shah Afridi as spearhead supported by 17-year-old Naseem Shah and seamer Mohammad Abbas, who additionally performed a key function on 2018 tour.
“You face challenges in England as your technique as well as nerves are put to test. I am sure our team will be up to that task,” mentioned Younis.
The squad left with out 10 gamers who had examined constructive for novel coronavirus (Covid-19).
Take a look at skipper Azhar Ali mentioned the vacationers had been trying ahead to taking part in in what shall be a number of the first Take a look at matches for the reason that Covid-19 pandemic sparked a worldwide lockdown.
“All the players are excited after a tough period,” mentioned Azhar on the eve of departure. “Though a tour to England has always been challenging, our performances there on the last two tours [in 2016 and 2018] are encouraging and we will try to repeat those.”
Pakistan additionally drew a two-match sequence 1-1 two years in 2018.
A chartered aircraft carried 20 squad members together with two reserves, who had been seen sporting masks and observing social distancing at Lahore airport in photos launched by the Pakistan Cricket Board.
The squad will face a two-week isolation interval on arrival earlier than persevering with their preparations forward of the primary Take a look at with two four-day warm-up matches.