Team India's pace attack lacks consistency: Akram

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Published: Friday, December 21, 2012, 12:27 [IST]
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Team India's bowling future bleak: Akram

New Delhi, Dec 21: Pakistan's legendary pace bowler Wasim Akram feels Team India bowlers lack consistency since their performance in the last couple of months has not been satisfactory.

Zaheer Khan (3 Tests), Ishant Sharma (2 Tests) claimed 4 wickets each in the recently concluded Test series against England, which prompted Wasim Akram to comment on Team India's bowling attack.

"To be very honest, the future of Indian bowling looks bleak. Zaheer Khan looked average in the three Tests and then got dropped. Ishant Sharma was okay in patches but after five years at the international level you have to be more consistent.

Akram also felt selectors need to pick youngsters like Aaron in the team.

"I am afraid he is going the Mohammad Sami way - a wasted talent. Umesh Yadav seems to be injury prone and the selectors don't pick Varun Aaron," Akram told espnstar.com.

A veteran of 104 Tests and 356 ODIs, Wasim Akram felt Bengal youngster Shami Ahmed has lot of potential.

"It's time that India look for new faces or tell the present bunch to shape up or ship out. I will suggest a certain Shami Ahmed to get a look in. The Bengal pacer is just 22 years old but has tremendous potential. Having worked with him for Kolkata Knight Riders from 2011 season, I believe bowlers like him are the forward for Team India," the KKR consultant said.


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