Which Pakistan bowler is Mahmood worried about?

Azhar Mahmood concerned about Hasan Ali's lack of wickets as of late Pakistan World Cup cricket

Azhar Mahmood (right): “He has the ability and I am sure he’ll make a comeback”

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Pakistan bowling coach Azhar Mahmood has conceded that he is concerned about pace bowler Hasan Ali’s form as of late.

Hasan has not been at his best in ODIs this year as in the five-match ODI series against South Africa, he took two wickets in three matches at an average of 53.

He followed that up with three wickets in five ODIs against England at an average of 87.66.

In Pakistan’s World Cup opener against the West Indies, Hasan went wicketless and conceded 39 runs from his four overs.

“Hasan Ali’s graph has gone down but he’s taking wickets. He has the ability and I am sure he’ll make a comeback. We are not struggling with taking wickets but I am sure we’ll do that,” Mahmood was quoted as saying by Geo.tv.

Pakistan were skittled out for 105 after being put in to bat first and the West Indies proceeded to win the match by seven wickets with 218 balls to spare.

Fakhar Zaman and Babar Azam were the top scorers as they both made 22 runs, while Wahab Riaz chipped in with a quickfire 18 at the end.

Mohammad Hafeez was the only other batsman to reach double figures as he made 16.

Pakistan’s next match will be against hosts England in Nottingham on Monday.