Pakistan player switches to off-spin after admitting he was not a good fast bowler

Qasim Akram switched to off-spin after admitting he wasn't a good fast bowler

Pakistan all-rounder Qasim Akram: “I wasn’t very good as a fast bowler so one of the coaches in my club advised me to take up off-spin as that would increase my chances of selection in teams in an all-rounder role. From then on, I became an off-spinner”

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Pakistan youngster Qasim Akram revealed that he switched from bowling quick to off-spin since he “wasn’t very good as a fast bowler”.

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Mahmood reveals who is ‘one of the best young fast bowlers Pakistan has at the moment’

Azhar Mahmood admits Shaheen Shah Afridi is one of the best young fast bowlers Pakistan has at the moment cricket

Azhar Mahmood: “I feel that he is a special bowler, but we need to take care of him and more importantly, he needs to look after himself too”

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Former Pakistan bowling coach Azhar Mahmood has admitted that left-arm seamer Shaheen Shah Afridi is “one of the best young fast bowlers Pakistan has at the moment”.

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Broad: ‘We are stepping into the unknown’

“We don’t really know what to expect but it’s hugely exciting for the players and the fans alike”

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England seamer Stuart Broad has admitted that his side will be venturing into uncharted territory in their first Test against the West Indies at Edgbaston as it will be the first day-night Test to be held in England.

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Swepson added to Australia Test squad, Bird replaces Pattinson

“Mitchell is a very exciting young leg-spinner who we think will benefit immensely from further experience in the sub-continent”

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Australia have called up uncapped leg-spinner Mitchell Swepson to their squad for the upcoming Test tour of Bangladesh, while pace bowler Jackson Bird has replaced fellow seamer James Pattinson.

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