After a series of horrendous performances, skillful paceman Mohammad Amir was dropped from the national team’s squad for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 tournament. However, he was named in the team to play the England series with his inclusion being subjected to his performance in the ODI games.
Sadly, the proficient bowler caught chickenpox with which he had to sit out of all the five matches. On the other hand, Pakistan’s pace battery struggled immensely. Therefore, the think tank decided to refurbish the squad for the mega-event. This allowed Mohammad Amir, Wahab Riaz and Asif Ali to get in at the expense of Junaid Khan, Faheem Ashraf and Abid Ali.
On being picked for the 50-over competition, the 27-year old was found in a jubilant manner as he took to social media to share his excitement. Amir extended his gratitude to all those who supported him as he vowed to deliver in the forthcoming 10-team tournament starting from May 30 in England and Wales.
While the sagacious quick picked only 5 wickets in his last 15 ODI games, his bowling economy was good which talked a lot about his control – a thing Pakistan’s pace department dearly missed. It remains to be seen how Amir performs in his debut 50-over World Cup tournament.