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Pakistan wicketkeeper-batsman Kamran Akmal believes that left-arm seamer Mohammad Amir should be in the country’s finalised World Cup squad.
Amir was left out of the World Cup team when it was announced last month.
The 27-year-old form in ODIs has been dismal since the conclusion of the Champions Trophy in June 2017 as he has taken five wickets in 14 matches at an average of 92.60.
However, Amir can still get into the World Cup side as Pakistan are allowed to make changes to their squad without permission from the International Cricket Council (ICC) until May 23.
Furthermore, Amir has been selected for the limited overs series against England, which will consist of a one-off Twenty20 International and five ODIs, and run from May 5 to 19.
“Amir is a kind of bowler that can topple any side on a given day, as he did in the final of the Champions Trophy in 2017. So one should not be dropped from the side for not performing in one or two matches,” Akmal was quoted as saying by the Business Recorder.
Pakistan will kick off their World Cup campaign against the West Indies in Nottingham on May 31.