Perth: Former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram on Thursday said he would chose experience over youth in the do-or-die third Test for India, starting here tomorrow as he feels youngsters would not be able to make huge difference in the performance of the team straight away.
"Batting well will remain crucial and the Indians know what they will expect on a Perth pitch that will aid pace and bounce. At a time when a few pundits have suggested India must blood younger players and rest veterans like a VVS Laxman, I would still go with experience," said Akram.
"While I am aware of his potential, I can't see the inclusion of a Rohit Sharma will make a massive difference in the performance straight away. But while advising against too many changes for Perth, Indian selectors now have a problem to address. Laxman, Rahul Dravid and Tendulkar cannot be serving Indian cricket for ever.