ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s former captain and legendary fast bowler Wasim Akram has said that cricketers should cut short their long training sessions and should relax ahead of their crucial ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 match against Zimbabwe.
Talking to a Private news channel, Wasim advised the national team management to not involve the players in long meetings/discussions in order to avoid fatigue syndrome.
“All these long meetings and discussions and hard training will do no good.
The best thing now is to allow the players to relax for the next few days and let them come back fresh for their next match,” former skipper said.
He also advised the team management to not experiment anymore and go in with specialist wicketkeeper Sarfaraz Ahmed and a fourth bowler for the remaining matches.
He said the Pakistani players needed to relax and unwind after the defeats by India and West Indies. “What has happened cannot be changed but now the players must regroup and come back fresh in remaining matches,” he added.
Wasim Akram said that the World Cup was all about pressure and players needed to be at ease.
The former captain hoped Pakistan could still make it to the quarterfinal provided they play sensible cricket.