Coming back from his terrific performance in the ongoing ICC World Cup, fast-bowler Mohammad Amir will now represent Essex Eagles in the upcoming Vitality Blast tournament. The left-arm has found his lost mojo and was finally among the wickets for Pakistan.
While talking to Essex Cricket TV, Amir deciphered the art of bowling in T20 competitions. The 27-year-old believes that maintaining a good economy rate is more important than taking wickets in Twenty20 matches.
Amir, who was Pakistan’s highest wicket-taker at the World Cup with 17 wickets in eight matches at an average of 21.05, believes that by not conceding too many runs, it will put the opposition batsmen under pressure and will eventually lead to wickets falling.
“Economy rate is more important than wickets in T20 cricket. If you are bowling dot balls, the wickets will eventually follow,” he said. He will play his first match for Essex against Middlesex on July 18 at the Lord’s Cricket Ground.