Has Mahmood admitted that Pakistan will struggle on the pitch in Taunton?

Azhar Mahmood thinks Pakistan are capable of beating Australia even though conditions in Taunton may be tough World Cup cricket

Azhar Mahmood: “Yes, there is some grass on it but we are still two days away from the game”

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Pakistan bowling coach Azhar Mahmood believes that the national team are capable of beating Australia in their World Cup match on Wednesday, even though conditions in Taunton may be tough.

Pakistan have endured a turbulent start to their World Cup campaign as they lost their World Cup opener to the West Indies by seven wickets.

However, they bounced back in brilliant fashion as they beat England by 14 runs.

They couldn’t build on that win, however, as their third match against Sri Lanka was washed out.

While Mahmood admitted that the conditions in Taunton may be tricky, he feels the pitch will be good for batting and feels that the game between Pakistan and Australia will be a high-scoring one.

“What happened against the West Indies was a one-off,” he told The News International. “We have long recovered from that setback. You must have seen how our players dealt with short-pitched deliveries bowled by England. The victory against them has boosted us and I’m sure that our batsmen will give their best against Australia as well.

“Yes, there is some grass on it but we are still two days away from the game. The wicket here is normally good for batting and this one shouldn’t be much different. I [will] say that this will be a 300-run wicket.”

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