Amir grateful to be picked for the England series


Left-arm pacer Mohammad Amir felt grateful for being named in Pakistan’s squad against England prior to the World Cup 2019.

Amir, who was named as a reserve player in Pakistan’s squad for a long 2.5-month tour to the UK, said that he will try to give his best if he gets chance.

“Grateful for being picked to play against England going to give my 100%,” Amir tweeted.

Amir, 27, backed the selected 15-members for the World Cup and hopes that the coveted trophy of world’s biggest cricketing event will come to Pakistan.

“Good luck to the team for WC 19, may the WC trophy comes home InshAllah. Let’s support our team,” the star bowler said.

On the other hand, Rizwan who topped the fitness test with 20 points, also failed to make it to the final squad which will fly for the UK on April 23.

Rizwan congratulated all the players who were named for the World Cup and series against England and optimistic that this side will clinch the coveted title on July 16.

“I am quite happy for everyone selected for this cricket World Cup. Let’s stand behind our team, support them through thick & thin and pray that the trophy comes home. We have done it before, we will do it again, in sha Allah,” Rizwan tweeted.

It is pertinent to mention here that the 17-member Pakistan’s squad was announced on Thursday with Mohammad Amir and Asif Ali as reserved players.