London: Former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram is happy to find Rudra Pratap Singh in the Indian team and has suggested that the left-arm pacer should be inducted into the playing XI ahead of Sreesanth along with Ishant Sharma and Praveen Kumar.
"I am happy to see RP Singh's return to the Indian team. He is a good replacement for Zaheer and is one bowler who can really trouble the English batsmen. His upright, seam-up action helps the ball slant easily and India will be tempted to play him ahead of Sreesanth," Akram wrote in his column for a leading sports website.
"Ishant and Praveen will complete the pace troika but this duo must not lose heart when a partnership is building. Having said this, I would have loved to see Laxmipathy Balaji in England. He swings the ball well and can work up a decent pace too."