Finally, Mohammad Amir has made into the ICC World Cup squad after a long time. If not banned from the game of cricket for his spot-fixing, he would have played at least a couple of World Cups already for Pakistan. Now, finally, he made a return to the Pakistan side for the major event.
Mohammad Amir, who missed the games for Pakistan due to Chickenpox is the surprising pick. They want his experience in the World Cup and also got a good record in the English conditions. The major surprise is the addition of Wahab Riaz, who bowled a sensational spell to Shane Watson in ICC World Cup 2015.
Mohammad Amir got an experience:
However, as per the latest reports, it is learnt that Mohammad Amir has been successfully recovered from the Chickenpox and will be available for the first game in the ICC World Cup 2019 for Pakistan.
The team management is expecting him to join the rest of the squad in Bristol on May 22. Thus he will be available for selection in the two warm-up matches to be played on May 24 and 26
Speaking of the inclusion, Inzamam quoted that they understand the pitches in England is going to be batting friendly throughout the tournament. In this case, Pakistan wants to go with their experienced bowlers, who already tackled such situations earlier in their career.
Further, he went on to add saying that the lack of firepower in the current bowling attack also made them take the call ahead of the ICC World Cup 2019.
“As far as Amir is concerned, we never discarded him. We now want to take a bowler who brings a bit of experience. And also, the previous knowledge of having bowled in English conditions,” chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq said at the press conference.
All in all, it would be a brilliant addition for the team, as Mohammad Amir is capable of bringing a lot to the table. He got enough experience in bowling on England tracks and got the ability to help the youngsters deliver for the team.
Here is the updated squad:
Sarfraz Ahmed (c), Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik. Mohammad Hafeez, Asif Ali, Shadab Khan, Imad Wasim, Haris Sohail. Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Amir, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Hasnain