Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Amir, who is playing for Maratha Arabians in the Ten10 League, said that the 10-over game is a high-pressure format that will have a positive effect on his bowling skills.
So far in the tournament, Maratha Arabians played three matches in the four-day competition at Sharjah Cricket Stadium, and Amir has bowled six overs and picked up just one wicket, but his economy-rate of 8.83 which is fairly excellent.
As per Espncricinfo, Mohammad Amir said, “Definitely it will. It is all about dot balls in this format. The more dot balls you bowl, the better your confidence gets. If you are not leaking runs in T10 cricket, then T20 cricket will seem like a very long format. This is a high-pressure format, and if you do well here, you will feel less pressure in T20 cricket. In one way it is a very testing format for the bowlers.”
He further added, “It is very important to test your skills, because you have to think of every ball. So it is very important to bowl your yorkers and slower balls very well, because the batsmen are hitting the length balls very well. A fast bowler has to use his pace very well and I am doing just that. I am also trying to bring in every possible variation in my bowling.”
While commenting on Test cricket, Amir said, “Test cricket is a totally different format. You have to bowl longer spells. Then you have the red ball to consider. Swinging conditions have to be considered. You cannot compare T20 cricket and Test cricket. But as a professional you have to adapt to every possible condition. For Test cricket you have to have a different frame of mind.”
He concluded by saying, “You have to think differently in T20 cricket. Right now I am doing well thanks to Almighty Allah. My performance is getting better day by day. In cricket you have both good and bad days, but you have to keep the learning process going.”