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Ex-Pakistan fast bowler Jalaluddin has admitted that he is worried about left-arm seamer Mohammad Amir’s confidence levels ahead of the World Cup.
Amir has struggled to take wickets in ODI cricket since the Champions Trophy final in June 2017 as he claimed five wickets in 14 ODIs at a dismal average of 92.60.
In the recent five-match ODI series against Australia in the United Arab Emirates, Amir was only picked for the first match, where he conceded 59 runs off nine overs without taking a wicket.
With Amir’s dismal form in ODIs having lasted for almost two years, Jalaluddin pointed out that it will be up to the team management to help the 26-year-old get back to his best before the World Cup begins next month.
“He does not have much time to restore his form,” Jalaluddin told The News International. “His wicket-taking ability is being questioned continuously. The team management should resolve his problems.
“He has been part of the national team for many months but so far the team management has failed to get him to perform to the best of his abilities.”
Pakistan will kick off their World Cup campaign against the West Indies in Nottingham on May 31.