Pakistan cricket team skipper Sarfaraz Ahmad and team coach Mickey Arthur has backed out of form pacer Mohammad Amir to come good in England to make his case for the ICC World Cup-2019.
Pakistan selectors had opted Mohammad Amir out of the 15-man preliminary squad that was announced for the World Cup but kept in reserves for the England series.
Amir has been totally out of form in limited overs. He has figures of five wickets in 101 overs, averaging 92.60 per scalp
Backing Amir, Sarfaraz said, “Mohammad Amir has an opportunity in the England series [to make the final cut],” he said. “He has been working hard here and has shown that in his bowling in the training camp”.
“In the practice match yesterday, he looked good while bowling. We will try to provide him an opportunity in England so he can perform. It will be a good competition amongst our pacers. We have taken six fast bowlers, so we can rotate and not put any of them under pressure,” he added.
Mickey Arthur also backed Mohammad Amir and said that the pacer has been working hard and attitude has been great.
“He is running well and his attitude has been outstanding,” he said. “He’s been brilliant in the last couple of weeks and he will have opportunities in England to show us he still deserves a spot in the World Cup squad,” Arthur said.