Drop Harbhajan and bring in Amit Mishra: Akram

Updated: 27 July 2011 12:36 IST

Pakistan legend Wasim Akram has called for India to include Amit Mishra in place of Harbhajan Singh for the next Test against England at Trent Bridge.

Drop Harbhajan and bring in Amit Mishra: Akram
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Mumbai:

Pakistan legend Wasim Akram has called for India to include Amit Mishra in place of Harbhajan Singh for the next Test against England at Trent Bridge. (Also See: Team India's report card from Lord's)

The senior India off-spinner bowled 56 overs in the Lord's Test for just one wicket.

"Harbhajan looked off-colour at Lord's. He got very little spin; his line was also very bad. I think it's about time that Mishra came in. English batsmen have traditionally been poor against leg-spinners. Besides, Mishra is a very intelligent bowler. I saw him bowling in the IPL and he impressed me a lot. To cut it short, Mishra should play in the next match," Akram told a leading sports website.

Akram said that Harbhajan was overshadowed off-spinning counterpart Graeme Swann.

"On the other hand (when compared to Harbhajan), Graeme Swann bowled beautifully. He showed a lot of variation. I do not remember one occasion when he bowled a bad ball," said Akram.

 

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