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Former Pakistan wicketkeeper-batsman Saleem Yousuf believes that left-arm seamer Mohammad Amir should be in the finalised World Cup squad.
Amir was left out of Pakistan’s World Cup team when it was announced last month.
Amir’s form in ODIs has been dismal since the conclusion of the Champions Trophy in June 2017 as he has taken five wickets in 15 matches at an average of 92.60.
Despite this, Yousuf feels that Amir could make a difference at the World Cup since his bowling will be aided by the conditions in England and Wales.
Amir still has a chance to get into the World Cup squad as Pakistan are allowed to make changes to their side without permission from the International Cricket Council (ICC) until May 23.
“There are, probably, a couple of niggles and I feel that Mohammad Amir should have been there as he is experienced and his bowling in England will be effective,” Yousuf told Geo.tv. “His presence will be beneficial for the Pakistan team.”
Pakistan will begin their World Cup campaign against the West Indies in Nottingham on May 31.