Wasim Akram to help groom quick bowlers for Pakistan

Pakistan former left arm fast bowler Wasim Akram Tuesday said to help groom the next generation of speedsters as his country seems to regain former fast bowling glories.

Wasim Akram was part of a long line of world-class Pakistani quick bowlers that began along with Fazal Mahmood in the 1950s and featured the likes of Imran Khan, Waqar Younis and Shoaib Akhtar.

But pace stocks have disappeared recently and Pakistan presently has no fast bowlers among the top ten in either Test or ODI rankings. Chief selector Iqbal Qasim recently expressed frustration over the lack of quality quick bowlers, a concern which Wasim wishes to help address by holding a two-week camp in April to discover fresh talent.

Wasim, who’s considered as the best left-arm fast bowler ever to play at international level with 414 Test and 502 ODI wickets, said Pakistan need to increase their bench power to excel in the long form of the game.


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