Mohammad Amir, Pakistan bowler, World Cup 2019 Player Full Profile: Amir's chance to shine on big stage and resurrect international career

Not picked for Pakistan's provisional 15-man squad for the World Cup, Amir received a lifeline after Pakistan's pace bowlers struggled in the series against England, as Amir recovered from chickenpox.

Saj Sadiq, May 21, 2019 11:56:21 IST

Twenty-seven-year-old left-arm fast, capable of swinging the ball both ways and seaming it with ease when at his best, Mohammad Amir's career on and off the field has been well-documented.

Mohammad Amir celebrates after taking the wicket of India’s Virat Kohli in final of Champions Trophy . Reuters

Mohammad Amir celebrates after taking the wicket of India's Virat Kohli in final of Champions Trophy . Reuters/File

A dream start to his Pakistan career, a World T20 win at Lord's in 2009 and most of the cricketing world thought that the teenager was going to be a superstar, a bowler of pedigree and someone who would become an idol to millions of young cricketers.

However, the horrible events of 2010 put paid to Amir's standing in world cricket and saw him banned for almost 5 years. Some said he shouldn't be allowed back, others said that he would never be the same bowler whilst many felt he deserved another chance. After returning to international cricket Amir hasn't been the force that he was prior to his ban.

He has struggled for form and for wickets and at times has looked laboured and low in confidence. Many have questioned his desire and commitment to Pakistan's cause in all three formats and he faces a pivotal time in his cricket career. Not picked for Pakistan's provisional 15-man squad for the World Cup, Amir received a lifeline after Pakistan's pace bowlers struggled in the series against England, as Amir recovered from chickenpox. The World Cup presents Amir with another opportunity to resurrect his international career. Over to you, Amir, the ball is in your court, show the world that you still have it in you to win matches for Pakistan.

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Updated Date: May 21, 2019 12:18:46 IST


World Cup 2019 Points Table

Team p w l nr pts
Australia 7 6 1 0 12
New Zealand 7 5 1 1 11
India 5 4 0 1 9
England 7 4 3 0 8
Bangladesh 7 3 3 1 7
Pakistan 7 3 3 1 7
Sri Lanka 6 2 2 2 6
West Indies 6 1 4 1 3
South Africa 7 1 5 1 3
Afghanistan 7 0 7 0 0





Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
6 Sri Lanka 3462 94
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 5720 124
2 India 5990 122
3 New Zealand 4121 114
4 South Africa 4674 111
5 Australia 4805 109
6 Pakistan 4107 93
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
6 New Zealand 4056 254