Need two spinners against Pakistan: England Coach


The coach of the England Cricket Team Trevor Bayliss has said that they would need two spinners on the pitches of United Arab Emirates against Pakistan as the pitches there would be slower and Pakistan bats well against spin.

England played only one specialist spinner in the Ashes series against Australia, who was the all-rounder Moeen Ali. They had played Graeme Swann and Monty Panesar againstPakistan in the 2012 series against Pakistan.

England has been playing Joe Root as the part-timer spinner lately, who has been effective in their own playing conditions, as he has been working as a partnership breaker. Root has picked up 8 wickets at an average of 34 this year.

Moeen Ali has been England’s third highest wicket taker this year and he has picked 23 wickets but his average has been below par 43.65. But he was very influential against India last year as he was the second highest wicket-taker with 19 wickets in 5 matches.

Bayliss was not satisfied with the performance of his team in the second and the fifth test they lost. The margin of error for England will be very less against Pakistan as they were whitewashed 3-0 last time and lost 2-0 against them in 2005.