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'He Has Big Experience': Misbah-ul-Haq Backs Mohammad Amir's Inclusion In PAK Squad

Mohammad Amir back in Pakistan squad [X]Mohammad Amir back in Pakistan squad [X]

Mohammad Amir has made a decent return to international cricket after reversing his retirement to feature for the Pakistan team in the T20 World Cup in June. 

The returning fast bowler picked up three wickets in as many matches in the T20I series against New Zealand and has scalped two wickets in the ongoing series against Ireland enroute to the marquee event.

Former Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq observed that Amir's game has changed over the years which will benefit the national team due to skillset and variations he brings at the death overs.

Misbah on Mohammad Amir's inclusion

“Last time back in 2017 in the Champions Trophy, there is quite a difference between that Amir and today’s Amir. Back then, there was more pace, more swing, more zip in his bowling. But now these factors might have been slightly reduced, but there is an advantage. He know has huge experience,” Misbah-ul-Haq told the media in Star Sports Press room.

“And his experience as a death bowler, how to bowl under pressure and use variations. These factors will be a crucial asset in Amir’s forte this time. He might not be that effective with the new ball, but in the death he will be crucial with his slower balls, aimed at outside the off stump,” Misbah added.

Misbah also highlighted Mohammad Amir's ability to handle pressure in big matches. Incidentally, Amir has scalped four wickets in two appearances against India in the T20Is. He averages a phenomenal 7.25 against the arch-rivals.