Riaz: Bounc­ers don’t scare our team

Sunday Mirror (Northern Ireland) - - Sport - BY TOM HOPKINSON

PAK­ISTAN pace­man Wa­hab Riaz has warned Eng­land’s quicks not to buy into the be­lief that his team-mates can’t han­dle the short stuff.

Oshane Thomas, An­dre Rus­sell and Ja­son Holder pep­pered Pak­istan with bounc­ers at Trent Bridge on Fri­day.

And it worked a treat as Sar­faraz Ah­mad’s side were skit­tled for just 105 in­side 22 of their 50 overs.

Eoin Mor­gan and his pace bowlers Jofra Archer, Chris Woakes and Liam Plun­kett face Pak­istan to­mor­row.

But Wa­hab said: “I wouldn’t say we strug­gle against short bowl­ing.

“If any­one wants to bowl us bounc­ers, we are ready for that.”

SEE YOU, JIMMY James An­der­son cel­e­brates tak­ing the wicket of Pak­istan’s Saeed An­war in 2003 World Cup

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