Wasim Akram bats for turning tracks in India's home contests

Jan 31, 2012, 07:25 IST | Agencies
Sultan of swing Wasim Akram advised the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to dish out turning tracks when teams like England and Australia tour the sub-continent. It may be recalled that under-fire India opener Gautam Gambhir was of the similar opinion during a press conference a few a days ago.

Wasim Akram

"I always believe in home advantage. If Australia rely on green pitches, then sub-continent teams can make spinning tracks too. There is nothing wrong with that," Akram said.

Reacting to England's miserable Test series against Pakistan, the former Pakistan captain felt that the current world No 1 side could win only at home. "This (World No 1) is a very misleading number. England are lions only at home. Their weaknesses are always exposed on foreign tours.

A top side is one that can handle every condition. Like West Indies did in the 1970s and 80s. Pakistan did it for a while when we were playing under Imran Khan and Australia have done that in the 1990s," Akram told ESPN Cricinfo.

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