LAHORE All-rounder Shahid Afridi will be under tremendous pressure as it is a difficult time for him to become the ODI skipper in the wake of the spot-fixing scandal, feels former Pakistan skipper Wasim Akram. Pakistan start their final phase of their tour of England on Thursday. The warm-up game against Somerset at Taunton will see the return of Shahid Afridi as captain. Afridi will be under massive pressure to ensure the team play good cricket. The situation is not ideal for him to take over as ODI skipper, Akram said on a sports channel. But more than anything, Afridi will first have to ensure that he commands the respect of his teammates. It is imperative that a leader shows character and spreads goodwill, Akram said. Having left the team in the lurch at critical times, Afridi has to win the trust of his mates first. Only then performance will follow, he added. The Pakistan cricket is going through its worse ever crisis with three of its players, Test skipper Salman Butt, pacers Muhammad Asif and Muhammad Aamer, under investigation for their alleged involvement in the spot-fixing scam which was exposed by a sting operation. Akram said that Pakistan would need a motivator who could lift the morale of team to win the Twenty20 matches. A losing team needs a motivator. After the horrible Test defeat against England, I cant find the person who will lift the morale of the current Pakistani team. Fortunately, Pakistan will be playing the Twenty20s first. Both matches are at Cardiff and the seamers should have a good time. Pakistan definitely have the capability to win the T20 games. Probably that will ignite the team ahead of the five-match ODIs to follow, he added.