Mohammad Amir have to prove his worth, says Pakistan bowling coach Azhar Mahmood

Mohammad Amir wants to emerge as the best bowler in the ICC World Cup 2019.

Azhar Mahmood with Mohd Amir | PCB Twitter

Pakistan’s fast-bowling sensation Mohammad Amir has enthralled the cricket world with his stunning bowling at regular pace of 140–145 kph, and for which he has earned comparison with the fast bowler legend Wasim Akram.

At the moment, Amir along with the Pakistan cricket team, is setting their eyes on the crucial England tour where they will play two Tests against the Joe Root-led England side, starting on 24 May at The Lord’s.

Way back in 2009, Amir had kicked off his Test career in Sri Lanka at the age of 17 and taken six wickets in that match and quickly became the youngest bowler to reach the landmark of 50 Test wickets at 18.

Since then, the pacer has become the hottest property for Pakistan. The 26-year-old was given a five-year ban by the International Cricket Council for spot-fixing in 2011 and returned to international cricket in 2016 and has taken only 44 wickets in 16 Tests since his comeback.

Current Pakistan bowling coach Azhar Mahmood "wants more" from Mohammad Amir to prove his worth in the upcoming Tests in Ireland and England.

Mahmood told AFP, “We want more from Amir, as bowling coach I want more from Amir. If you see his record since he came back it's not great, but he was coming back after five years out.

He needs to take a bit more responsibility and get more wickets for us. If he's the leader of this attack, he needs to show us a bit more. I'm sure he will do that and that's what we want from him.”


By Rashmi Nanda - 02 May, 2018

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