Mohammad Amir has always shown a knack of doing well against India since making a comeback in 2016, following a five-year ban for involvement in spot-fixing. The recent occasion being the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 final when he dismissed the three top batsmen - Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan.
India will be without the services of their captain Kohli in the Asia Cup hence the big responsibility now falls on Sharma’s shoulders. The high intensity match between Pakistan and India will be played on 19th September.
Pakistan’s pace sensation, Amir will be raring to get on top of the Indian batting especially Sharma early on in the innings. Amir and Sharma have developed a bit of rivalry when the Indian referred to Amir as an ordinary bowler.
Amir has so far dismissed Sharma three times since his return to the international cricket. Amir has bowled 49 balls to Sharma, off which he has been able to score only 19 runs. The full in-swinging delivery has been causing lot of trouble for Sharma.
It will be an interesting battle to see when these two will meet again in the Asia Cup. Will Amir dismiss Sharma four out of four times or will the opener finally prevail this time? It remains to be seen.