The 28-year-old Pakistan left-arm pacer Mohammad Amir has been recently added for the England tour as he will be available for the T20I series in this tour. The veteran Pakistan leg-spinner Danish Kaneria has criticised the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and national selectors for giving Amir many opportunities. Kaneria even called Amir’s selection as the favouritism.
Pakistan team is currently touring in England to resume their international cricket after the COVID-19 pandemic. Mohammad Amir, who retired from the Test cricket to put more focus in the limited-overs format, initially ruled himself out from this tour due to the birth of his second child. So, he was initially not selected for this tour, where Pakistan will play three Tests and three T20Is against the hosts.
However, later, Amir has made himself available for the England tour. While he is now available only for the limited-overs cricket, Amir has been added in the T20I squad for this tour. He replaced the 26-year-old Pakistan fast bowler Haris Rauf, who had five positive results in his last six COVID-19 tests.
Why not others bowlers given opportunities who have performed at domestic cricket: Danish Kaneria on Mohammad Amir’s latest selection in Pakistan team
However, Danish Kaneria isn’t happy after Amir has been added in the Pakistan squad. Dragging Amir’s 2010 spot-fixing incident, Kaneria accused the PCB and national selectors for favouritism.
Kaneria wrote on his official Twitter account, “DRS not 100% accurate! Mohammad Amir, why not others bowlers given opportunities who have performed at domestic cricket, prisoners are given favouritism.”
DRS not 100% Accurate! Mohd Aamir hee Q,why not others bowlers given opportunities who have performed at domestic cricket,prisoners are given favouritism pic.twitter.com/kSBRixN1o3
— Danish Kaneria (@DanishKaneria61) July 23, 2020
Mohammad Amir has played 36 Tests, 61 ODIs and 48 T20Is till the date where the left-arm pacer has taken 119, 81 and 59 wickets respectively.
The three-match Test series between England and Pakistan will run from 5th August to 25th August 2020. This Test series will be part of the 2019-21 ICC World Test Championship.
Later, they will play the three-match T20I series on 28th August, 30th August and 1st September 2020 at Old Trafford (Manchester).