Pakistan left-arm fast bowler Mohammad Amir has revealed the ordeal while being a part of fast bowling crop, in the contemporary game of cricket, as he further went on to say ‘lack of swing’ has taken the direct toll on the speedsters. (Read Here: Umar Akmal Vows To Return For National Side With A Bang).
“The lack of swing around the world is also a huge change,” Amir was quoted as saying by PakPassion.Net.
Amir is further of the opinion that the newly manufactured cricket balls could be one of the reasons bowlers find it hard to swing.
“Pace bowlers are struggling to swing the new ball and the old ball, perhaps due to the type of cricket balls being used these days,” Amir added.
Amir is known for producing the remarkable spells like he did against arch-rivals India by claiming three wickets of top-order, in the grand finale of the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy.
It’s a known fact to everybody, as the Punjab-born pacer have had faced a stern punishment after being caught in the infamous spot-fixing scandal in 2010, under the leader of Salman Butt at historic Lord’s.
“I think cricket changed a lot during my ban,” Amir maintained.
Moreover, while highlighting the plight of the fast bowlers, Amir, who is focusing on cricket and fitness, has revealed wickets are more batting friendly, whereas, the high scoring matches have left bowlers to work harder than ever.
Amir further pointed out the players are supposed to have the less time in a bid to recover from an injury even after enjoying the successful stint.
“In addition wickets have become so batsmen-friendly that it’s really tough for pace bowlers to challenge batsmen and that is why games have become so high scoring,” Amir further added.
Amir went on to say, a lot of cricket is taking place which further has taken the workload toll on pacers in the recent past, after playing the significant role for Pakistan in the Champions Trophy final at The Oval, where he also got the prized scalp of Virat Kohli.
While throwing light on the shortest version of the game, Amir feels the competition has brought certain changes in the mindset, as the decisions are bound to be suggested on regular basis.
“It became faster-paced and with the rise of the Twenty20 format it meant that cricketers had to be quick-thinkers and more flexible when it came to their approach,” Amir concluded.
Amir has played 36 One-day Internationals, 31 Twenty20 Internationals and 28 Tests for Pakistan.
Amir has been at the forefront to give his best for the national team. He has bagged 94 wickets in Tests and 55, 34 respectively in ODIs and T20Is.