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England on Monday (1:19)Bowlers from both sides could be forgiven for letting out a little groan, or perhaps even clasping an imaginary hamstring strain, after news that Monday's match between England and Pakistan is to be played on a surface renowned for vast scores.Yes, England's second World Cup game will be played on the same pitch on which they have twice broken the record for highest ODI score, amassing 481 for 6 against Australia last year and 444 for 3 against Pakistan in 2016. It is remarkable to think that some of the best seamers in the first three World Cups - Joel Garner, for example - rarely bowled a slower ball.Given how Pakistan played - or didn't play - the short ball on Friday, there is sure to be some temptation for England to add Mark Wood to the attack that fared so well the previous day. To that end, the England batsmen have faced a fair bit of Archer and Wood in the nets and appreciate that it is a tactic - like opponents opening the bowling with spin - for which they must be prepared."Wood and Archer let it go at our guys, too," Thorpe said.

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