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Azhar Mahmood voices importance of managing fitness of pacers
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Azhar Mahmood voices importance of managing fitness of pacers

The Pakistan Super League (PSL) has been marred by a series of injuries to some of the leading pacers in the tournament. Haris Rauf, Shaheen Afridi and Naseem Shah are all plagued with injury woes posing questions over the workload management of the top bowlers in the country.

Former Pakistan bowling coach Azhar Mahmood is thus concerned regarding the longevity of the upcoming crop of fast bowlers in the country. Mahmood, who currently serves as the Multan Sultans bowling coach, said it was necessary to preserve the pacers so they can play for the national side for longer periods.

He was also impressed by the depth in the pace bowling reserves and reiterated the notion of Pakistan being a land of quality fast bowling. Mahmood voiced the need of developing backup fast bowlers, who can instantly take over in the case of injuries to the first-choice pacers.