LAHORE Pakistan former captain and legendary fast bowler Wasim Akram has asked newly-appointed skipper Salman Butt to give lead role to youngsters in England series. Wasim also pointed to lack of infra structure as a major hurdle in realising the true potential of emerging cricketers. Its like whats happening in the country as a whole, its part of the culture and cricket is the same, Wasim wrote in an article in ESPN. Yes we need stability. Shahid Afridi was appointed for a year and out of the blue he disappeared after one Test. That was a joke. But one thing I realise, it doesnt matter what controversies or tragedies or pressure they go through, they have an abundance of talent. Wasim said that talent - the raw middle order, the thrilling 18-year-old fast bowler Mohammad Aamer and other speed merchants as yet unseen - should be given lead role under captain Salman Butt. Although Wasim has turned down many approaches to work for the Pakistan Cricket Board in favour of a career as a highly informed and shrewd commentator, his is a voice that might be heard. The idea of recalling the veteran, indubitably accomplished batsmen, Younis Khan and Mohammad Yousuf, is clearly anathema to him. Talk is rife that Yousuf, for one, is on the verge of a call-up two months after announcing his retirement but Wasim believes it would merely hamper progress. There is a lot of hue and cry about Younis Khan and Mohammad Yousuf but I think its time to move on, he said. Private video recordings of disciplinary meetings were leaked to the Pakistani press and they showed every player talking against other players. This team doesnt want those two players, the cricket board doesnt want them. The problem has been there for the past two or three years. Move on, have a new captain, have new players, youll probably lose one or two but eventually in a years time your team will be stronger. Salman is confident, a good leader and hes got guts. I have a feeling if he doesnt do well against England they will probably bring those two players back and bring in some other captain. Thats the problem with Pakistan cricket, he wrote. Of all the stars that are beginning to glitter, none is expected to shine more brightly than the prodigiously gifted Aamer. Hes definitely a wise bowler and definitely a much cleverer bowler than I was at his age, said the first of Pakistans great left-arm pacemen. He swings the ball, hes nippy at 88mph and hes the perfect bowler for these conditions. Hes a quick learner and I am very impressed with him. In general hes just wide of the crease and I think on slower wickets, on the flatter decks in England, he might not be able to bring the ball back into the right hander as much as hes doing it now. Wasim thinks Pakistan have missed a trick by not selecting Mohammad Irfan, another left-arm speedster who is variously measured as between 6ft 11in and 7ft 2in tall. Either way, Wasim, 6ft 3in himself, said it was like looking up at the roof. Thats the problem with Pakistan cricket, he said. This guy is something special. We have so much talent coming up, its just we dont know how to channel it, the board dont know how to channel it, the selectors dont know how to channel it, he added.