England spearhead James Anderson has denied seamers are discouraged by the spin-friendly pitches here, saying he was fully focused on how to win the third and final Test against Pakistan starting on Friday.
Spinners have dominated Pakistan's wins in Dubai in the first Test and in Abu Dhabi in the second with 34 of the 40 wickets going to slow bowlers. Off those, Saeed Ajmal has taken 17 wickets, Abdul Rehman 12 and Mohammad Hafeez five.
But despite these statistics, Anderson refused to accept the fact. "I don't think so. Seamers have got plenty of wickets. Stuart Broad bowled well in last game and Umar Gul got four wickets in the first."