"When you look at India and how they are still struggling despite being in Australia for the past two months and having played a lot of matches, it does raises concerns whether Pakistan have enough time to go well prepared into the World Cup," Akram said.
"It takes time to adjust to the pitches and conditions in both countries and I have toured those nations many times in the past. I just think a few warm up games and two ODIs against New Zealand is not the proper preparation for such a mega event.
"We should have played a full ODI series in New Zealand and had some more games in Australia before the World Cup," insisted Akram, who was a part of the 1992 World Cup winning squad and also captained Pakistan to the 1999 edition final in England.
The fast bowling great told Geo News channel that he was surprised with the way New Zealand today defeated Pakistan by seven wickets with 63 balls to spare in the first One-day International.
"New Zealand team has been in great form off-late and I was expecting them to win, but not expecting them to beat us so comfortably. It became a one-sided clash," said Akram.
He said both the batsmen and bowlers are yet to adjust to the conditions in New Zealand.
"One could see today the batsmen are still to adjust to the seam conditions in New Zealand and our bowling is not hitting top gear," said Akram.


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