Akram reveals the secret to Pakistan becoming the top team in the world

Wasim Akram reveals that Pakistan need to improve their fitness and fielding in order to become the best team in the world cricket

Wasim Akram: “Pakistan [will need to] learn to be physically fit and maintain a high fielding standard like all other sides”

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Legendary Pakistan left-arm seamer Wasim Akram has revealed that the national team need to improve their fitness and fielding in order to become the top side in the world.

Akram’s comments come after Pakistan’s fielding let them down on multiple occasions during the World Cup.

In their must-win game against South Africa, which they won by 49 runs, the men in green dropped seven catches.

With their fielding having been criticised heavily throughout the World Cup, Akram noted that the players first have to work on their fitness before they concentrate on improving their fielding.

“Apart from batting and bowling skills, what we have seen in this tournament (World Cup) was the sides that possessed strong fielding [units qualified for] the semi-finals, including India although they lost in the semis,” Akram was quoted as saying by the Business Recorder.

“And how would one improve their fielding? One would first need to be physically fit especially in the 50 overs format. Pakistan [will need to] learn to be physically fit and maintain a high fielding standard like all other sides.

“If India and Bangladesh could improve their fielding, [then] we can as well.”

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