Wasim Akram favours RP Singh over Sreesanth- Cricket News Update

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Wasim Akram favours Singh over Sreesanth- Cricket News Update
Former Pakistani Captain, the nod ahead of fellow pacer Sreesaanth, for the 3rd Test match of the nPower Test series, stating tomorrow, August 10, 2011.
RP Singh was called in as a replacement for the injured, who will take no further part in the series due to a hamstring strain, which has ruled the left-armer out of action, for up to 14 to 16 weeks.
Akram believes that RP Singh should play ahead of Sreesanth, which will provide the bowling attack much needed balance, stating that the 25-year-old will be more suited to the English conditions.
"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," he said.
It will be a tough call for the team management, which is trying to play the best possible XI in a do or die encounter at Edgbaston. However, while Singh has not played in the longer format for over three years, it certainly is a big gamble to immediately
include him in the Test side.
As for Sreesanth, he was good but inconsistent in the 2nd Test match. Though he swung the new ball effectively, his economy rate was a touch high in both innings, providing the opponents with easy runs.
He preferred the trio of and RP, while offering some crucial advice ahead of an important Test match. The Pakistani legend reckons that the bowlers must be patient and should strive for accuracy.
The former pacer was also critical about the Men in Blues' body language, which was lacking passion. He was baffled by the approach of the top ranked team, who he believed did not seem much bothered over losing their supremacy to the Englishmen.
"Drooping shoulders, stingless bowling and schoolboy-like batting have made"



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