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Wasim Akram fears 0-4 rout for India Down Under

For a side that was world number one in Tests some months back, India have been surprisingly out of sorts against Australia, feels former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram.

india Updated: Jan 09, 2012 12:09 IST
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For a side that was world number one in Tests some months back, India have been surprisingly out of sorts against Australia and a 0-4 thrashing is on the cards for them if Mahendra Singh Dhoni's men don't improve their body language, feels former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram.

His pre-series prediction of India conceding a 2-0 lead to Australia has already come true and Akram says he won't be surprised if Australia clinch the next two in Perth and Adelaide to win 4-0.

"Winning matters, but to win overseas is the real thing. India does well in their backyard but are found wanting when they play on foreign pitches. When I was playing, Pakistan had won in New Zealand, Australia, West Indies and England and that made us a top side," Akram told 'espnstar.com'.

The innings defeat at Sydney was India's sixth successive Test loss overseas. Akram said there is something seriously wrong in planning and execution.

"India are seriously looking out of sorts. There seems to be no planning in the team. Players are just looking like individuals and not gelling as a unit. This is surprising considering the fact that almost the same team were world No. 1 just a few months back," he observed.