Champions Trophy: Take advantage of depleted Proteas bowling, advises Shoaib Akhtar to Pakistan

Pakistan have to beat South Africa on Monday to stay in contention for a semifinal spot after they lost a close opening encounter to the West Indies. They play India in their final group match on June 15.

updated: June 09, 2013 19:39 IST
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Former fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar on Sunday advised Pakistan bowlers to be aggressive and go for wickets in their group matches against South Africa and India to remain in contention for a knock-out berth in the ongoing Champions Trophy in the UK.

"Both teams (South Africa and India) have strong batting line-ups, so our bowlers should not be thinking of containing them but about getting wickets," Akhtar said.

"South Africa is struggling with injuries to their top pace bowlers. Pakistan must try to take advantage of this," he said.

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