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Legendary Pakistan pace bowler Waqar Younis has called left-arm seamer Mohammad Amir a “match-winner” and is backing him to shine at the World Cup.
Amir initially failed to make the cut as there were concerns over the fact that since the conclusion of the Champions Trophy in 2017, he had only taken five wickets in 15 ODIs at an average of 92.60.
However, given the poor performance of Pakistan’s pace bowlers during the five-match ODI series against England, Amir was drafted into the side.
“I am intrigued to see how Mohammad Amir gets on,” Waqar was quoted as saying by cricketpakistan.com.pk. “He is a match-winner, there is no doubt about that. If he gets some rhythm back, then he could be the difference for Pakistan.”
Pakistan’s second World Cup warm-up game will be against Bangladesh in Cardiff on May 26.
They will then begin their World Cup campaign against the West Indies in Nottingham on May 31.