Ignoring Razzaq a 'big mistake': Mohammad Akram

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Islamabad, Sep.19 (ANI): Former Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Akram has criticised the selectors for ignoring all-rounder Abdul Razzaq for the ICC Champions Trophy, saying they have made a 'big mistake' by leaving out the experienced player.

"The Pakistan selectors have made an error in leaving Abdul Razzaq out of the squad for the Champions Trophy. They have made a big mistake by not selecting him and the team will miss his hitting power down the order and his bowling too in South Africa. I was very surprised when I saw the squad and noted that Razzaq wasn't named. If it had been up to me I would have left out Shoaib Malik" Akram said.

Commenting on the young guns of the team,Akram, who played for Pakistan from 1995 to 2001, said he is particularly impressed by the young pace sensation Mohammad Aamer.

"Mohammad Aamer has been very impressive. Provided he stays fit and in form, he will be a great find for Pakistan," Akram told PakPassion.net.

When asked which team he thinks would lift the coveted Champions Trophy this time, Khan said the Championship would go to one of the three participating Asian teams.

"In my opinion I think one of the Asian teams will be champions this time around," he said. (ANI)

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