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.

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.

 

Topics : Cricket Wasim Akram Amit Mishra Dirk Nannes Daniel Vettori Harbhajan Singh England India Delhi Daredevils India in England, 2011
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