The Old Mohammad Amir is Back: Waqar Younis
Former Pakistan cricket team coach Waqar Younis claims that Mohammad Amir has found his old self back and he is looking as threatening as ever.
Impressed with Amir’s recent performances, Waqar said that he is delighted for the left-hander.
We’ve also started to get the old Mohammad Amir back, where he’s got that mojo of swinging the ball back into the right-hander. It’s not swinging massively, but the line is right and that’s his strength.
He further added that Amir was going through a dry spell ahead of the World Cup but now he is not only picking wickets but at crucial times to give Pakistan a breakthrough which has always been required of him.
His line and length has improved and the hint of swing is allowing him the ability to take wickets.
Talking about the bowling unit as a whole, Waqar added:
Whenever Pakistan get early wickets, Wahab Riaz and the rest will follow up. In the middle overs, when the ball is reversing, that’s where Wahab comes into his own.
It’s about bowling as a unit, which Pakistan did at Lord’s, but the ones I actually enjoyed watching the most were Shadab Khan and Imad Wasim as they controlled the middle overs while also picking up wickets.
Mohammad Amir is currently ranked as the highest wicket-taker in the on-going World Cup 2019. He has taken 15 wickets in 5 matches and not only has the best economy but also the best average.