Wasim Akram’s burgeoning voodoo continues to inspire left-arm pacers

The left-arm angle has always been much-coveted in the arsenal of a bowling attack. Captains crave a left-arm pacer to mix things up. It was probably Alan Davidson who made the left-arm angle fashionable for the first time in the game. In the ’50s, he cast his magic with big curving in-swingers to right-handers at […]

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Wasim Akram sees big role for Zaheer Khan

Even as the whispers have started to get louder over Zaheer Khan’s future in the Indian side, Wasim Akram, the former Pakistan fast bowling great, and former India bowling coach Eric Simons believe the left-arm quick still has a big role to play. In the four Tests since returning to the side in the South […]

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England are bowling reverse swing better than India:Wasim Akram

One of the finest exponents of reverse swing, former Pakistan skipper Wasim Akram feels the Indian bowlers have not been able to use the art as well as their English counterparts are, in the ongoing Test series. “Look at the state of the ball in Calcutta when the two teams were bowling. When India had […]

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Wasim Akram blasts MS Dhoni’s selection policy

Former Pakistan cricket captain Wasim Akram blamed Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s flawed selection policy for India’s failure in the World Twenty20. Akram said India failed to get the balance of the team. The legendary fast bowler asked why Harbhajan Singh was left out against South Africa, who are vulnerable to spin. “I am puzzled with the […]

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Zaheer Khan’s fitness key to India’s success, feels Wasim Akram

COLOMBO: Pace spearhead Zaheer Khan quickly needs to regroup his resources and improve his fitness level if India are to fancy their chances of winning the World Cup Twenty20 again, feels former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram. “Zaheer’s fitness looked suspect. He did not look sharp enough and probably his energy levels were not up to […]

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Wasim Akram is undisputedly the greatest left-arm fast bowler of all time…!

Davo, Akram, Zaheer: What is the legacy of left-arm bowlers? by S Giridhar and VJ Raghunath We did a dip stick survey with friends, who are knowledgeable followers of cricket, asking them to name five well-known left-arm fast bowlers, relying only on their memory and without giving them much time. Of the 27 friends, only […]

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Facing Wasim Akram, Zaheer Khan tough

Mumbai: Sri Lanka batsman Kumar Sangakkara, who has amassed more than 20,000 runs in international cricket, today said facing former Pakistan skipper Wasim Akram and Indian pacer Zaheer Khan were the toughest. “I think I only faced a few overs of Wasim Akram but that was pretty tough. Zaheer Khan was tough to face,” the […]

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Seniors will not be happy with Virat Kohli’s elevation: Wasim Akram

NEW DELHI: Former Pakistan skipper Wasim Akram feels the appointment of Virat Kohli as India’s vice-captain for the Asia Cup will “hurt” senior players such as Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir. Kohli was on Wednesday named M S Dhoni’s deputy for the upcoming tournament, to be held in Bangladesh and Akram feels senior players won’t […]

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Seniors played for themselves, alleges Akram

Adelaide: Former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram, one of the all-time great fast bowlers, spoke to The Telegraph on Saturday morning. The following are excerpts: Q. Coming from the subcontinent, what’s your reaction to India being wiped out? A. I’ve been saddened… Dukh hua hai… The players are my friends and I have ties with cricket […]

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Akram: MCG will expose injuries

Ex-Pakistan skipper Wasim Akram says fitness of Ishant Sharma and Zaheer Khan is bound to crease Dhoni’s forehead. With the Indian camp keeping fitness updates on its fast bowlers Zaheer Khan and Ishant Sharma under wraps, former speedster Wasim Akram says conditions in Melbourne will reveal chinks in the Indian armoury on Day 1 itself. […]

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