Pakistan legend Wasim Akram has called for India to include Amit Mishra in place of Harbhajan Singh for the next Test against England at Trent Bridge.
The senior India off-spinner bowled 56 overs in the Lord’s Test for just one wicket.
“Harbhajan looked off-colour at Lord’s. He got very little spin; his line was also very bad. I think it’s about time that Mishra came in. English batsmen have traditionally been poor against leg-spinners. Besides, Mishra is a very intelligent bowler. I saw him bowling in the IPL and he impressed me a lot. To cut it short, Mishra should play in the next match,” Akram told Mobile ESPN.
Akram said that Harbhajan was overshadowed off-spinning counterpart Graeme Swann.
“On the other hand (when compared to Harbhajsan), Graeme Swann bowled beautifully. He showed a lot of variation. I do not remember one occasion when he bowled a bad ball,” said Akram. Mid-Day