Pakistan head coach, Mickey Arthur believes that Mohammad Amir will be someone to watch during Pakistan’s tour to Australia.
Despite of the fact that the young left-arm pacer has not been at his best since his return to Test cricket, Arthur still have faith on his abilities.
“He [Amir] doesn’t have the pace of Mitchell Starc, but his control is very, very good and when he gets the ball to swing he’s as good as any going around,” Arthur told The Age. “He’s quick enough as well, so he’ll be handful [in Australia].”
Arthur, who has previously coached Australia as well, thinks that it is the best chance for Pakistan to defeat the mighty Aussies on their soil as their side has just gone through drastic changes during their series against South Africa.
It will be a challenge for Australia’s revamped batting line to face the bowling attack of Pakistan that has a nice blend of pace, swing and spin.
“Our attack is good enough to get 20 wickets, we just have to get enough runs and that’s something we’re working extremely hard at,” said Arthur.
The South African stated that if his troops are able to adjust in the conditions, they have the capability to overcome Australia in their home grounds.
“If we can master the conditions, which we’re working very hard at, and have belief to play well in these conditions we’re as good a chance as any.
“We have wonderfully skilled players but they’re out of their comfort zone now, just like Australia are when they go to India.”
The first Test of the series between Pakistan and Australia will commence from December 15.