Mohammad Amir thanks his supporters after his selection in the WC squad
Pakistan pacer Mohammad Amir expresses his happiness and satisfaction, also thanks his supporters and fans after being picked for the Pakistan’s final 15-man World Cup squad on Monday, May 20.
Expressing his complacency, Amir took to twitter and wrote: “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.”
The 27-year old paceman missed the preliminary 15-man World Cup squad which was announced a month ago. It left the cricket fans as well as the cricket specialists in surprise as they wanted Amir in the upcoming World Cup in England and Wales. The selectors considered the fact and revised their decision on Monday.
Despite Amir failing to play in the ongoing England series due to suspected chicken pox, he was added in the World Cup squad. “As far as Amir is concerned, we never discarded him,” Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq clarified. “We now want to take a bowler who brings a bit of experience and the previous knowledge of having bowled in English conditions.”
Along with Mohammad Amir, left-arm pacer Wahab Riaz and hard-hitter batsman Asif Ali were also added in the final squad. Faheem Ashraf, Junaid Khan and Abid Ali sacrificed their place to bring the room for Mohammad Amir, Wahab Riaz and Asif Ali.
Mohammad Amir was one of the star performer in the tournament win for Pakistan in ICC Champions Trophy 2017 in England and Wales. He was the Man of the Match in the final against India by picking 3 crucial wickets including the star batsman Virat Kohli.
The left-arm quick was declared fully fit now after the chicken pox. He will join the squad on May 22 in Bristol and play the two warm-up matches against Afghanistan and Bangladesh on May 24 and May 26.
Pakistan will play their first match in the World Cup against West Indies on May 31 at Trent Bridge, Nottingham.
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