March 6, 2014

While claiming that Pakistan team has peaked at the right time to defend their title in the Asia Cup against Sri Lanka on March 8, former Pakistan skipper Wasim Akram warned the Pakistan team to beware of the Sri Lankans because they are on a very good side.

“Sri Lankans are very clinical team so Pakistan team has got to alert all the times,” he told a private television channel on Wednesday. “Pakistan team is playing brilliant cricket at the moment with Shahid Afridi in his supreme best,” he commented.

Wasim Akram said Afridi’s amazing batting changed Pakistan’s fortunes against arch-rivals India and then against host Bangladesh while chasing a their record total of 327. “I don’t have words what to say about Afridi’s remarkable and amazing batting,” he added.

He also praised all-rounder Fawad Alam. “Fawad was making a comeback in the team after over three years. But steered his team to victory with a pair of sixes,” he remarked. He was critical of Pakistan bowling which allowed Bangladesh to score 326. “They bowled too much off-side, outside the stump instead of bowling in the right areas,” he said. He expressed the hope that Pakistan’s bowling attack will learn from the mistakes.


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