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Ex-Pakistan wicketkeeper-batsman Rashid Latif believes that left-arm seamer Mohammad Amir should not have been picked for the ongoing tour of South Africa.
Amir was Pakistan’s highest wicket-taker in the three-Test series against the Proteas as he took 12 wickets at an average of 23.58.
As for the five-match ODI series that followed, the 26-year-old claimed two wickets in three matches at an average of 51.
“He should have played more domestic cricket and be introduced later, but he shouldn’t have been picked for the South Africa tour,” Latif was quoted as saying by the Business Recorder.
Latif also feels that Amir needs to work on his bowling as the Gujar Khan native is lacking in pace and is not getting the ball to swing.
“A lot of work needs to be done with Amir. He is missing the pace and swing, and that needs to be worked on at the National Cricket Academy. This could bring an improvement, but if there are no improvements, then Pakistan have a number of bowlers who can replace him,” Latif said.