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Usman Khan has defended fellow left-arm seamer Mohammad Amir following a disappointing run of form in his last few ODIs.
Amir has only taken one wicket in his last four ODIs, which has prompted some to cricticise him for failing to fulfill the responsibilities associated with a frontline seamer.
However, Usman, who was named Man of the Match for taking three wickets in Pakistan’s Asia Cup opener against Hong Kong on Sunday, is confident that Amir will regain his touch with the ball and start taking wickets regularly.
“Wickets can depend on luck. On some days, you bowl ordinarily and get a lot of wickets, on other days you’ll bowl extremely well and not get a single wicket,” he was quoted as saying by the International Cricket Council’s website. “Amir has been bowling well in most matches. Hopefully, he’ll be able to get some wickets next match onwards.”
Pakistan’s next match will be the highly-anticipated clash against arch-rivals India on September 19.