Aamer needs to put on weight: Akram
by CricketArchive Staff Reporter
DateLine: 24th June 2009
Wasim Akram, the former Pakistan fast bowler, has said the 17-year-old left-arm seamer Mohammad Aamer needs to put on weight to add more power to his bowling.
Mohammad Aamer made his international debut in the World Twenty20 and took six wickets at a strike-rate of 24 from seven matches.
"I spotted him [Aamer] along with Mudassar Nazar and Aaqib Javed two years ago at a training camp," Akram said. "He played for Pakistan under-19 and now he is opening the attack. He is definitely promising.
"For someone who can consistently bowl at 90 miles an hour, Aamer is definitely cut out for pace bowling. He will get more wickets with the Kookaburra ball. He has a natural outswinger. With a Kookaburra, he will get the ball to come in and that will be even more deadly."
Akram said if Aamer maintained his fitness then Sohail Tanvir, whom he replaced in the side, would struggle to make his way back.