Left-arm quick Aamer must get closer to stumps to be lethal: Boycott

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Islamabad, Feb.22 (ANI): Describing the teenage Pakistani pace sensation Mohammed Amer as a talented fast bowler, former England great Geoffrey Boycott has advised him to get closer to the stumps to enhance his chances of taking wickets.

"I think he is very talented and I think Pakistan has always had very talented youngsters. He's exceptionally good. He's got pace, he's got spirit and obviously has got a big heart. It seems he's always up for the challenge," Boycott said.

"I think he should work on getting closer to the stumps. He bowls wide on the crease and needs to get a bit closer to the stumps and work on getting off the pitch fairly quickly after he delivers so that he isn't running onto the pitch," PakPassion.net quoted the former England and Yorkshire batsmen, as saying.

oycott said Aamer should consult former captain Wasim Akram to improve his skills further.

"In his own time he should talk to someone like Wasim Akram who himself was a magnificent left hand fast bowler, and to work it out slowly and surely in his own time. I am not a great believer that when somebody has got some talent, you force it on them. He should explain to him why he needs to get closer to the stumps.

For left arm over bowlers, it's priceless that you have the ability to get lbw," he said. (ANI)

Story first published: Monday, February 22, 2010, 14:47 [IST]
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