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Former Pakistan left-arm spinner Iqbal Qasim is backing seamer Hasan Ali to lead the pace attack at the World Cup.
Qasim noted that he picked Hasan since the 24-year-old is in excellent form.
Hasan was the highest wicker-taker in the Pakistan Super League (PSL), where he took 25 wickets in 13 games for the Peshawar Zalmi at an average of 13.64.
In the one-day warm-up game against Kent, which Pakistan won by 100 runs, he finished with figures of 2-35 off seven overs.
He followed that up with figures of 1-21 off three overs in the Twenty20 game against Leicestershire, which Pakistan won by 58 runs.
“Hasan Ali has regained his best form and he is looking dangerous, sharp and hungry to take wickets, and spearhead Pakistan’s pace bowling attack,” Qasim told The Nation.
Pakistan will kick off their World Cup campaign against the West Indies in Nottingham on May 31.