WATCH: Wasim Akram on art of swing and bowling away from home

Ian Ward is joined by Michael Atherton and Wasim Akram to discuss why England struggle in Tests away from home

Manchester and Lahore. You could not get more contrasting schoolings in the game of cricket.

Ahead of the third day’s play between England and Pakistan at Lord’s, Michael Atherton and Wasim Akram took to The Zone to talk through the foreign conditions in which they honed their skills.

Click on the video above to watch as they debate how to win Test matches away from home in unfamiliar surroundings, and the weapons in your armory you can call on to combat them.

England have a battle on their hands to save the first Test currently, but generally their struggles have come overseas in recent years and it’s a similar story for most Test teams.

Wasim, with his expertise on sub-continent pitches, talks us through how England’s bowlers must best use the conditions when they tour Sri Lanka and the West Indies later this winter, including how to swing the ball.

Click on the video above to watch Wasim and Atherton in The Zone. And watch continued live coverage of the first Test between England and Pakistan on Sky Sports Cricket (channel 404).