Beware of SL, Wasim Akram warns

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While claiming that Pakistan team has peaked at the right time to defend their title in the Asia Cup against Sri Lanka on March 8, former Pakistan skipper Wasim Akram warned the Pakistan team to beware of the Sri Lankans because they are on a very good side.

“Sri Lankans are very clinical team so Pakistan team has got to alert all the times,” he told a private television channel on Wednesday.

"Pakistan team is playing brilliant cricket at the moment with Shahid Afridi in his supreme best," he commented.

Wasim Akram said Afridi's amazing batting changed Pakistan's fortunes against arch-rivals India and then against host Bangladesh while chasing a their record total of 327.

"I don't have words what to say about Afridi's remarkable and amazing batting," he added.

He also praised all-rounder Fawad Alam.

"Fawad was making a comeback in the team after over three years. But steered his team to victory with a pair of sixes," he remarked.

He was critical of Pakistan bowling which allowed Bangladesh to score 326.

"They bowled too much off-side, outside the stump instead of bowling in the right areas," he said.

He expressed the hope that Pakistan's bowling attack will learn from the mistakes.
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  • janithas Thursday, 06 March 2014 12:59 AM

    Sri Lanka's on a clear path towards victory...

    Peericee koopa Thursday, 06 March 2014 03:52 AM

    Akram is a good man who always supports sri lankan team. Very good bowler, and with very good personalities

    lal Wednesday, 05 March 2014 11:47 PM

    Akram, the great bowler and all rounder has said it all - the Sri lankans are too good for Pakistan. Akram will have to roll his sleaves and take part in the game to give Pakistan a chance to win. Bring it on! Stay tuned in Lanka!

    kandykolla Wednesday, 05 March 2014 11:58 PM

    Ashan Priyanjana should be givena chance !! and don`t under estimate Pakistan ! They are doing well ...!!

    Jagath Leanage Thursday, 06 March 2014 12:10 AM

    Not to worry. This time Sri Lanka going to win the cup. Our people know how to get Afridi's wicket cheaply. Only wicket we have to concern is Misbah. But we are sure our team will have a strategy to take his wicket as well. All the best to our boys.

    shiran Thursday, 06 March 2014 04:36 AM

    bring ball up to afridi's chest level . he is nothing.
    he is very weak in in that. win is based on how mathew manage his roll

    Don Thursday, 06 March 2014 04:40 AM

    We are not going to win! I heard that MARA will be going for the match.

    Avatar Thursday, 06 March 2014 12:53 AM

    Let us hope Sri Lanka will come good today. Afridi is no threat and never was for SL. The real threat to SL are the batsmen who tend to blow hot and blow cold, and very often.

    ANTON Thursday, 06 March 2014 12:55 AM

    DEFINITELY THIS WILL BE A FIGHT BETWEEN SANGA AND AFRIDI.

    Ahamed Thursday, 06 March 2014 04:57 AM

    We wish our motherland will win this time. Come on boys show your strength to Pakistan.

    Ahamed Thursday, 06 March 2014 05:00 AM

    sadly you are on the wrong page... im never a fan of pakistan, but afridi has been reading our bowlers right since 1996 except for one or two occasions.. he should not be taken cheaply.. he is a slogger and never know when and where he will throw the bat .... we are on right spirit right channels.. if we keep going with some minimal changes cup should be ours.. lets see..

    ikram Thursday, 06 March 2014 10:47 AM

    we really dont want to see Sri Lanka coming to the finals and losing again Bcuz someone else is minting money out of it -.- via DM Android App

    name Thursday, 06 March 2014 10:56 AM

    Sri lanka is best team in asia. India is a threat Pakistan not but a hot n cool side

    fact Thursday, 06 March 2014 05:24 AM

    Lets' hope we do not loose this to gain momentum at the Geneva...

    mohomad from Akurana Thursday, 06 March 2014 05:31 AM

    Pakistan sindabadh, Allah be praised.

    Maxi Friday, 07 March 2014 10:53 PM

    Don't worry Sri Lanka boys, you can do it . Afridi is just a fluke be careful of the others who may do well. A good ball enough to get Afridi out.

    M.V.R.Perera Thursday, 06 March 2014 06:03 AM

    It will be a fight between Affidi and our bowlers Malinga and Ajantha Mendis provided Mendis is in the eleven

    Chuti Thursday, 06 March 2014 06:06 AM

    I wish MR will not to watch the final. This will ensure our victory

    malik ahmed Thursday, 06 March 2014 08:34 PM

    i think we can win this time Inshallah.. come on sanga and maheala via DM Android App

    Deepal Melvo Wednesday, 05 March 2014 11:04 PM

    he was always big fan of Sri Lankan team. i via DM Android App

    Shuhail Mohamed Thursday, 06 March 2014 10:53 PM

    All the very best to our team. I'm sure everyone one in our team will play their part well

    Shazin Thursday, 06 March 2014 11:56 PM

    We have a super team this time... for sure we will win... come on Sri lanka... our boys should do their best... Allah bless... :-) via DM Android App

    Zindabad Thursday, 06 March 2014 03:35 AM

    Sri Lanka too good for Pakistan??? what happened to last series with Pakistan???


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