Pakistan’s captain, Sarfaraz Ahmed has expressed concerns over his frontline fast bowler, Mohammad Amir ahead of the ICC World Cup. Sarfaraz has rued over Amir’s inability to take wickets upfront with the new ball.
"When your main strike bowler is not taking wickets regularly obviously it causes concern to the captain," Sarfraz said. Amir has done well in the Twenty20 format, but his form in 50-over cricket has been abysmal since the Champions Trophy final in June 2017.
Since the Champions Trophy, Amir has not taken more than a single wicket in any of the 14 ODIs he has played since then; in nine of those, he has gone wicketless.
The wicket-keeper believes that Amir needs to work even harder and has advised him to keep his focus on the cricket. “I might be mistaken in my judgment but I feel that Mohammad Amir will have to focus, more towards cricket,” Sarfaraz added.