‘Amir can be lethal for Pakistan in WC 19’ Mudassar Nazar


The former Test cricketers Mudassar Nazar hopes that Mohammad Amir will gain his form back prior to the upcoming World Cup, slated to start from May 30 in England and Wales.

Mudassar said that Amir can play an important role for Pakistan in the mega event and has the potential to lead the bowling line from the front.

“You need a bowler like Amir who can lead the charge from the front. He is good bowler especially in English conditions but he has to take wickets to make it to the World Cup’s squad,” he said.

The former captain said that Pakistan’s provisional bowling attack for the World Cup is weak as far as experience is concerned. “The bowlers including Shaheen Shah Afridi, Mohammad Husnain, Faheem Ashraf are young. They are new and will take time to learn to deal with pressure,” he said.

On the other hand, Mudassir is confident that Shadab Khan will recover quickly and join the team in England for the biggest multi-nation tournament. “He [Shadab] is a genuine leg-spinner who can destroy the opposition with his strength bowling,” said the director of National Cricket Academy (NCA) Lahore.

It is pertinent to mention here that Shadab’s blood test traced hepatitis C which ruled him out of the England series. The 20-years-old spinner went to London for treatment and has been adviced a four-week rest.