Wasim Akram reveals what kind of player Pakistan are lacking

Wasim Akram Pakistan lacking mystery spinner cricket

Wasim Akram: “There is no shortage of talent in Pakistan, but we don’t have a mystery spinner”

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Legendary Pakistan left-arm seamer Wasim Akram had questioned why the national team don’t have a mystery spinner.

Akram noted that there are many talented players in the country, but none of them seem to be a mystery spinner.

He also pointed out that nations like Afghanistan have three in the form of Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman and Zahir Khan.

As a result, he called on the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to solve the problem by trying to find a skilful mystery spinner.

“Pakistan does not have a mystery spinner, previously we had two great ones [in] Saqlain Musgtaq and Saeed Ajmal.  At the moment, the Pakistan cricket team does not have an off-spinner, we have only one [in] Bilal Asif, who is playing Test cricket,” he was quoted as saying by the Business Recorder. “We only have a right-arm and a left-arm leg-spinner, so I think the PCB and the authorities should look into the situation, as to why there is a dearth of off-spinners, and where to find them.

“There is no shortage of talent in Pakistan, but we don’t have a mystery spinner, whereas, Afghanistan has three in Mujeeb ur Rahman, Zahir Khan and Rashid Khan. So it is a matter of concern.”

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4 thoughts on “Wasim Akram reveals what kind of player Pakistan are lacking

  1. And neither do we have aggressive fast bowlers – like Shoaib Akhtar, Waqar Younis, Akram himself, Zahid, Aqib. And they do not play with flair – they play like Englishmen, very proper! They’ve lost their wild abandon, courageous batting like Wasim Raja – they are afraid of losing of losing their positions in the team.

    • I think Shaheen Afridi and Usman Khan Shinwari have potential, but yes, Pakistan are lacking a standout bowler who is aggressive and bowls at high speeds.

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