Wasim Akram blames the team management for Faheem Ashraf’s inconsistency
Faheem was dropped from the team after the first couple of ODIs against South Africa.
Updated - Jan 30, 2019 11:18 am
Pakistan former captain and legendary fast bowler Wasim Akram is not happy with the Cricket Authority’s way of handling all-rounder Faheem Ashraf. He blamed the team management for not understanding what they want out of the youngster.
The 52-year-old believes that the Faheem can be a good prospect for Pakistan in the upcoming World Cup as he has the ability to win matches for his team. However, the on and off playing cycle is not helping the Phool Nagar born Ashraf as he is unable to cement his place in the coloured Pakistan outfit. Former legend believes that not playing the young all-rounder will affect the Pakistan team as well which is lacking such talents.
I believe he is a good all-rounder in the limited overs format
“What do we want to do with Faheem Ashraf, I believe he is a good all-rounder in the limited overs format. Being an impact player he got the ability to win us matches, however, the on and off playing cycle will not be good for him as well as for Pakistan,” Akram was quoted as saying by Business Recorder.
Wasim Akram admits that the 18 ODIs old Ashraf has not given consistent performances at the highest level and is not able to gain the confidence of the management with his bowling but still backs for his inclusion in the team for the mega event.
“I understand that the management is not fully confident on Faheem’s bowling abilities, but to get selected in the playing XI, one needs to perform consistently just like Shadab Khan, but he got the talent,” he further added.
The Lahore born also did an assessment of Hasan Ali‘s performance and thinks that the 24-year-old tries everything on the field to be successful and utilize his skill to the maximum. However, Akram still believes that Ali needs to learn the art of swinging the ball to become more dangerous.