Mohammad Amir exhibited another terrific display of bowling to keep Pakistan in the hunt for a semi-final berth as his figures of 2/49 helped tame the South African batting lineup in a must-win clash. He reclaimed the no.1 slot in the leading wicket-takers charts in this World Cup as his tally now reads 15 wickets in 5 innings.
Intriguingly, Amir was not even considered good enough for the initial World Cup plans as he was not part of the preliminary 15-member squad for the tournament. The left-arm paceman, nevertheless, has been in a league of his own consistently eking out batsmen with his sharp swing.
Another statistic testifying Amir’s dominance with the ball in this World Cup is that he possesses the lowest average amongst all Pakistan bowlers to have taken at least 10 wickets in a tournament, surpassing the likes of Wasim Akram and Shahid Afridi.