Pakistan legend Wasim Akram says expected hostility from England fans will not deter convicted spot-fixer Mohammad Amir from leading his country's bowling attack when he returns to the scene of his crime at Lord's next week.
Wasim, who was a key part of Pakistan's three Test series wins in England in 1987, 1992 and 1996, said his fellow left-arm paceman has what it takes to sparkle on the field and should brush aside expected taunts.
“It won't be easy for him,” the 50-year-old said on Monday. “My advice to him will be to enjoy the game, he has got pace and skill so go out and try to do his best.”
He added that Amir could form a deadly partnership with leg-spinner Yasir Shah, Pakistan's highest ranked bowler who is returning from a doping ban.