Pakistan’s prominent paceman Mohammad Amir, who is recovering from the chicken pox infection, has been introduced in the final 15-man ICC World Cup 2019 squad on Monday (May 30). The chief selector for Pakistan Inzamam-Ul-Haq candidly maintained the inclusion of Wahab Riaz and Amir had been made after analysing the flat tracks in the United Kindom (UK). And he believes batting would become an easier task. Thus, they thought the experience of the duo would help the team’s cause.
The inclusion of the duo meant Faheem Ashraf and Junaid Khan had made way for them. Thus, Pakistan pace attack has been bolstered with World Cup slated to kick-off from May 30.
The Men in Green will take on Windies on May 31st at the Trent Bridge in Nottingham.
Meanwhile, the left-arm paceman Amir is in London who earlier emerged as one of the reserves alongside Asif Ali when the preliminary squad was announced.
However, Amir is ecstatic for making it to the final squad.
“Alhamdulillah, humbled and proud to be part of the Pakistan WC squad InshAllah going to give 100%. And we all will try and make our nation proud, thank u all for ur support and endless duas we all need them more now. #pakistanZindabad,” Amir tweeted.
Allhamdulilah, humbled and proud to be part of the pakistan WC squad InshAllah going to give 100% and we all will try and make our nation proud, thank u all for ur support and endless duas we all need them more now. #pakistanZindabad
— Mohammad Amir (@iamamirofficial) May 20, 2019
Besides, Riaz is highly-likely going to join the squad on May 22 (Wednesday) in Bristol.
Alongside, Riaz Amir will be available for the two warm-up fixtures for Pakistan.
Amir’s wretched run:
Amir has produced a remarkable spell in the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy at The Oval where he bagged three quick wickets. However, there on, he has further looked bleak with the ball for the major-half.
The 27-year-old Amir, who clocks between 140 and 145 kph, has struggled since his return with his bowling average exceeding 30 in Tests and ODIs.
In 51 ODIs, Amir has managed to claim 60 wickets. Overall, he has conceded 1971 runs off 2473 deliveries since July 30, 2009.
— Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) May 20, 2019