Mohammad Amir has stormed into the top 10 rankings for ODI bowlers following his fine spells of bowling in the recently concluded series against Sri Lanka. Despite the flat and slow nature of the surfaces in Karachi’s National Stadium, the left-arm paceman turned up the heat with his fiery yorkers and inflicted great damage on the tourists’ batting lineup.
This is a huge turnaround for the 27-year-old, who had been struggling for form after Pakistan’s Champions Trophy triumph but has been on top of his game since making his comeback to the team for the World Cup. Amir was a late addition to Pakistan’s squad ahead of tournament and ended up becoming the highest wicket-taker for his country in the competition.
Amir, who recently retired from Test cricket, has achieved a career-best seventh position in the rankings surpassing his previous best of being 10th. His incessant rise is a positive sign for Pakistan cricket and is a warning to all oppositions to be wary of his nagging lines and lengths.