Pakistan’s ace paceman Mohammad Amir is now available to join the Pakistan squad in England for the three-match T20I series. Amir had earlier pulled out of the England tour to be with his wife for the birth of his second child. However, an earlier than expected birth of Amir’s daughter has meant that he is now ready to travel to England for the T20I series.
Amir had taken to his social media platform to announce the good news on July 16. The southpaw pacer was tested on Monday and he would be tested once again in two days’ time. A player has to return two negative tests of Covid-19 to make himself ready for traveling as per the PCB protocols.
Mohammad Amir replaces Harris Rauf
Amir would replace Pakistan fast bowler Harris Rauf, who had impressed with his skills in the Big Bash League. Rauf has been tested six times for the coronavirus but he has returned positive on five occasions.
In fact, he was expected to travel to England on Wednesday after his fifth Test was found to be negative only for his sixth test to come out as positive. Thus, PCB national selector Misbah-ul-Haq was forced to replace Harris Rauf with Mohammad Amir.
Alhumdulillah finally ALLAH ki rehmat zoya amir 🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰 pic.twitter.com/jsqT3xt2qn
— Mohammad Amir (@iamamirofficial) July 16, 2020
Meanwhile, Harris Rauf is asymptomatic and he has been advised to self-quarantine himself for another 10 days before he would undergo another test.
On the other hand, Mohammad Amir had earlier retired from the Test fold. Amir would like to get back to work after a long time due to the hiatus caused by the virus.
The rest of the Pakistan squad is training at Derby for the upcoming series. Pakistan will play three Test matches and as many T20Is on the England tour. The first T20I between England and Pakistan will take place in Manchester on August 28.