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Pakistan playing brilliant cricket at the moment, says Wasim Akram

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Wasim Akram feels Pakistan have a strong chance to retain the Asia Cup title by beating Sri Lanka in the final © Getty Images

Islamabad: Mar 6, 2014

Former Pakistan pacer Wasim Akram has said that the Pakistan team is playing ”brilliant cricket” at the moment and they have reached their prime at the right time to defend their title in the Asia Cup 2014 final against Sri Lanka on March 8.

Akram praised Shahid Afridi for his batting against arc-rivals India and hosts Bangladesh saying that Afridi is in his ”supreme best” and he did not have words for Afridi’s ”remarkable” and ”amazing” batting.

According to The Nation, Akram also praised Fawad Alam for hitting his career best score and said that Alam has made a comeback in the team after over three years as he helped his team win with a ”pair of sixes”.

However, Akram has reportedly warned Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq against Sri Lanka as they are a ”very good side” and he also added that Pakistan should take care of their bowling as they were bowling too much to the ”off-side” of the stump instead of the ”right areas”.

Former Pakistan captain Rashid Latif and Test cricketer Sarfraz Nawaz also praised the Pakistan team, but Nawaz reportedly said that the changes made in the team’s batting order were a ”blunder” and also added that Pakistan’s poor performance in bowling would not make the final against Sri Lanka easy.

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