England’s talented opener Jason Roy Sunday admitted lanky Mohammad Irfan poses a different challenge with his giant-like height, saying it’s difficult to get hold of the Pakistani paceman in the ongoing one-day series. The seven feet, one inch (2.16m) tall Irfan the tallest-ever player to play the game bowled Roy with the second ball of the first one-day international in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday.
Irfan an absolute giant but slower than he seems
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Irfan picked 3-35 to anchor Pakistan’s six-wicket win but England levelled the four-match series at 1-1 by winning the second match also in Abu Dhabi on Friday. Roy said Irfan is difficult with the ball coming from an unusual height. “He’s an absolute giant,” said Roy of Irfan ahead of the third match in Sharjah on Tuesday.
Jason Roy Mohammad Irfan is an absolute giant
“Yes it is different. You saw how he completely did me in the first game. It’s something to get used to and something to work on but he’s very difficult to get hold of.” Roy, who hit a brilliant 54 in England’s 283-5 in the second game, said he tries to keep his eyes on the ball.
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“You just have to watch the ball no matter who’s bowling at you. There are so many different actions out there you just have to watch that ball. Yes, you’ve almost got to have a different set up and wait for the ball a bit more.