Wasim Akram to help groom fast bowlers for Pakistan

Wasim, who is regarded as the best left-arm fast bowler ever to play at international level with 414 Test and 502 ODI wickets, said Pakistan need to improve their bench strength to excel in the long form of the game.

updated: March 19, 2013 18:07 IST
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Karachi: Pakistan pace great Wasim Akram on Tuesday promised to help groom a future generation of speedsters as his country looks to recapture former fast bowling glories.

Wasim was part of a long line of world-class Pakistani fast bowlers that began with Fazal Mahmood in the 1950s and featured the likes of Imran Khan, Waqar Younis and Shoaib Akhtar.

But pace stocks have dwindled in recent years and Pakistan currently have no fast bowlers among the top 10 in either Test or one-day rankings.

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