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Aamer, Asif, Gul best after Akram, Waqar?

Published: Friday, July 23, 2010, 17:51 [IST]
 
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Aamer, Asif, Gul in the forefront

London: Pakistan pace bowlers have come in the forefront as journalists covering the test series in England reckon Pakistan's current bowling attack as the best pace combination after retirement of Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis.

After three innings with the ball, the two at Lord"s and the one on the first day at Headingley, Pakistan"s pace trio of Mohammad Aamer, Mohammad Asif and Gul has taken 23 wickets between them from 146 overs.

“We saw at the Lord"s in the first Test that Pakistan bowlers are capable of bowling a side out, but we never thought they would skittle out such a powerful batting lineup under the three-figure mark," The News quoted Jesse Hogan, cricket correspondent of 'The Age", as saying according to ANI reports.

Hogan, who is a big fan of Akram, also said that he could see glimpses of the great all-rounder in Aamer.

“Wasim has been my favorite cricketer. The way he bowled during his career was just marvelous. I see glimpses of that quality in Aamer. Since he is inexperienced at times he gets carried away. His bowling in the second innings at Lord"s was not that impressive," he added.

Senior freelance journalist Qamar Ahmad said that the attack would serve the country for years to come according to ANI reports.

“They have combined well and seem to be the answer to Pakistan"s long standing question as to who would replace the Ws," Ahmad said

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