February 22, 2012

Pakistan v England in the UAE 2011-12

How Cook's men have turned it around in ODIs

Nikita Bastian

Simon Hughes, writing in the Daily Telegraph, takes a look at the hard work, new rules and bits of luck that have contributed to England's one-day triumph in the UAE.

Two new balls: The use of a new ball at each end is huge advantage to England, now [that] they have such an impressive seam attack. Stuart Broad and James Anderson were missing from the one-day series in India which England lost so heavily, leaving Steven Finn as a lone strike force. Now there is no let up on the Pakistan batsmen, who are anyway technically flawed.

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