SPEED KINGS WOOD AND ARCHER TO SPOOK PAK­ISTAN

Sunday Mirror (Northern Ireland) - - Sport - BY MIKE WAL­TERS

ENG­LAND are pre­par­ing to test Pak­istan with 90mph chin mu­sic by un­leash­ing speed twins Jofra Archer and Mark Wood.

Pak­istan crum­bled to a seven-wicket de­feat against the West Indies on Fri­day af­ter their bats­men were am­bushed by the Caribbean heavy ar­tillery.

And when they re­turn to Trent Bridge to­mor­row, Eng­land cap­tain Eoin Mor­gan is likely to test their ap­petite for a sec­ond help­ing of pace.

Archer, who has looked a su­per­star in the mak­ing since he qual­i­fied to play for Eng­land ear­lier this year, and side­kick Wood (right) – who sat out Thurs­day’s opener with South Africa – could forge the quick­est dou­ble act here.

Eng­land bat­ting coach Gra­ham Thorpe said: “Will hos­tile bowl­ing be a fea­ture? We could do – we like to think we have a few bases cov­ered, and it’s good to have quick bowlers in your team.

“We saw West Indies go hard at Pak­istan and ev­ery team has to work out what’s com­ing up in the next game.

“The boys try to cover all bases in prac­tice – Jofra and Woody bowled flat-out this morn­ing”

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