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Pakistan left-arm seamer Mohammad Amir, who has been in outstanding form since the World Cup, has provided an insight into how he takes wickets.
Amir noted that wherever he is stationed on the field, he ensures to pay attention to a batsman’s footwork in an attempt to spot any weaknesses he can exploit.
The second thing the 27-year-old does is take notice of a batsman’s “go-to shot”.
By identifying these things, Amir builds up a plan on how to get a batsman out.
“From my early days, it was my habit that whenever I finished my over and got stationed on my fielding spot I start watching the batsman, I look at his footwork and see what he is trying to do,” Amir was quoted as saying by the Business Recorder.
“Because in today’s age you have to make quick changes, as what would be your plan if it is not swinging because swing is already becoming rarer in modern cricket. I see what is the batsman’s go-to shot.”