Akhtar thinks Amir could be a ‘lethal weapon’ in English conditions

Akhtar thinks Amir could be a 'lethal weapon' in English conditions

Pakistan’s former express pace bowler, Shoaib Akhtar voiced for Mohammad Amir as the left-arm pacer is being left out of the World Cup squad.

Chief selector Inzamam Ul Haq announced Pakistan’s World Cup squad during a press conference on Thursday, where he included Amir in the 17-member squad as an additional player alongside Asif Ali, but discarded him from the initial 15-man squad.

Akhtar took to Twitter and wrote that the 26-year old pacer could be useful for the Men in Green in English conditions.

He also expressed his concern that in the absence of the experience Amir, Pakistan will miss leader of the pace attack.

Amir was an integral part of Pakistan Champions Trophy-winning squad, which also took place in England, and was outstanding in the final against India.

Management can make changes in their announced squads before May 23. If the left-arm pacer puts up an impressive performance in the ODI series against England, he can earn a call for the World Cup duty.