Wasim Akram to assist young Pakistani fast bowlers

Saturday, April 6th, 2013 5:48:01 by

Struggling in the fast bowling department, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has decided to take help from the former skipper and legendary fast bowler, Wasim Akram, who is going to coach the young and emerging speedsters in the country.


Since the ban imposed on Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir after the spot-fixing controversy, the Green Shirts have been struggling in the pace bowling department, with the likes of Umar Gul, Aizaz Cheema and Wahab Riaz not able to deliver the goods on consistent basis.


While speaking to reporters after finalizing his deal with the PCB, the former cricketer from Lahore expressed that he is not happy with the recent performances of the fast bowlers. Akram feels that Pakistan’s pacers feel more comfortable bowling in the shorter formats of the game as compared to Test cricket and this is not a good sign in the great cricketer’s point of view.


“I saw the bowlers in the Test matches on the tour of South Africa and none of them looked impressive. However, when the same bowlers played One Day cricket they looked like wicket taking bowlers,” said the former Pakistan captain. ”I have to work on with the boys. I have to teach them how to bowl a good line and length which will build pressure on the batsmen and get them out.”


While speaking about the future of Mohammad Irfan, the lanky fast bowler from Gaggu Mandi, the former left-arm speedster said that he possesses the ability to bowl with pace and bounce; however, the 31-year-old cricket will have to improve his fitness.


“Irfan showed in South Africa and India that he bowls 142+ kph and is difficult to handle. If he manages to stay fit and train consistently for a month or two, I think neither him nor Pakistan will have any problems for the next three to four years,” the legendary fast bowler added.  

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1 Comment for “Wasim Akram to assist young Pakistani fast bowlers”

  1. hassan jahangir

    assalam.o.alaikum i am hassan . i am a fast bowler of my district . all my friends says that i should contact to waseem akram and show him my speed .i belong to a small village.i am 18 years old. i just want one chance to show my bowling to waseem akram . i am sure that he will be very pleased to show my speed .and he will select me as his student. but i don,t know how to contact him . please help me. and responce me. i will be very glad to you .

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