And Wahab believes if Root and captain Alastair Cook fail to fire in the series, England's batsmen will struggle to contend with Pakistan's attack. In pace bowling there is little between the teams, although Pakistan will have three practitioners to England's four, while in batting Pakistan could argue that their stats equal England's, with the qualification that most of their runs were made in Asia, The Telegraph said in a report on Monday. "Joe Root is one of their best players and he has to take the responsibility, so that's why he is at No.3", he said. "But I think the other batting is fragile".
"The way they've dealt with it has been really good and it's given me time to get my head around it".
While Wahab, who went a long way in cementing his Test spot with a fiery spell of reverse swing on the second afternoon against Sussex, is correct to pinpoint the uncertainty around the No. 4 and 5 positions heading into the series, England's lower middle-order has been prolific of late.
Broad and England were given an early indication of what might be in store on the Lord's surface when they were held to a draw - albeit rain-affected - during the third Test of the Sri Lanka series last month, having bundled their rivals out for scores of 91, 119 and 101 in their first three innings of the series at Headingley and Chester-le-Street. "But, as a team, it is a unsafe place to get waylaid by that, because we could find ourselves in a lot of trouble", Broad was quoted as saying by Sky Sports on Monday.
Broad, 30, revealed there were even plans for Anderson to make a guest appearance for Sussex against Pakistan last weekend in order to gain match practice.
"We are not anxious about who England has picked or who they haven't picked", he added.
"He is a star bowler because he has this ability to change angles over and around the wicket". But to bowl a no ball for £50,000 to earn more money is just greed. Cricket tests a player's mental strength to such a degree that when you make an error you do not deserve to be accused of match-fixing.
I do not believe Pakistan can beat England. "You will not survive if your technique is slightly off".
"Our focus and concentration is to win this Test and play as good as we can for our country and win this game".
"Mohammad Amir, Rahat Ali, Sohail Khan, Yasir Shah - they can all win you a game".
The 24-year-old paceman is set to make his return to Test cricket when Pakistan take on England in the first Investec Test at Lord's from Thursday, the scene of his 2010 disgrace and eventual ban for spot-fixing.
"Everyone has their opinion but now he is back everyone is supporting him and the whole team is there". "He's a risky bowler for any opponent".