James Anderson says England motivated to beat Pakistan
England’s fast bowler James Anderson has claimed that despite losing the Test series to Pakistan, his side has not panicked and will be looking forward to perform well in the upcoming match at the Dubai Cricket Stadium.
"The mood is pretty good, considering the position we’re are in in this series," Anderson said. "There have not been any more meetings than usual. We always have a debrief after a game and, this time, it was a bit longer. We are an open and honest group
and the guys have been open and honest in this last couple of days."
The tourists were pretty much confident before the start of the series, as they have been playing exceptionally well in the longest version of the game. However, they were stunned by the opposition’s aggressive approach in the first Test of the series and
lost it by 10 wickets.
Andrew Strauss and his men vowed to bounce back in the second Test, which was played in Abu Dhabi. They certainly did that, taking control of the match right from the start.
However, a couple of good sessions gave Pakistan a hostorical 72-run victory in the end. In addition to that, they won the series by 2-0 with one more Test to go in Dubai.
Even if England go onto win that match, they will lose the series 2-1. Despite that, Anderson says that every single member of the team is highly motivated to gain some momentum ahead of the One Day Internationals (ODIs) and Twenty20s.
"There are a few important issues for us," Anderson said. "The biggest thing is that we have another two tours in the subcontinent this year. So to perform well out here is a big thing for us. We want to stay No. 1 in the world as well, and losing Test matches
isn’t going to help us achieve that. We’ve got to try to win every Test match we possibly can."
The Poms are currently ranked number one in Test and Twenty20 cricket, but they are yet to prove themselves on slower pitches.