Mohammad Amir Comes Out Of Retirement For T20 World Cup

Mohammad Amir Comes Out Of Retirement For T20 World Cup, Mohammad Amir has made himself available for selection to Pakistan for the upcoming T20 World Cup that starts on June 1 in the USA and the West Indies. Amir’s last match for Pakistan was a T20I against England in 2020, and he retired from international cricket in December that year, saying he felt mentally tortured.

“I still dream of playing for Pakistan!” Amir, 31, said in a post on social media. “Life brings us to the point where at times we have to reconsider our decisions.

Mohammad Amir Comes Out Of Retirement For T20 World Cup

There have been a few positive discussions between myself and the PCB where they respectfully made me feel that I was needed and can still play for Pakistan, and after discussing with family and well-wishers I declare that I am available to be considered for the upcoming T20 WC. I want to do this for my country as it comes before my personal decisions. Donning the green jersey and serving my country has always been, and will continue to be my greatest aspiration.”

Pakistan’s Pace Bowling Stocks Are Depleted

Amir most recently played the 2024 PSL, where he finished with 10 wickets in nine games with an economy of 8.41 for Quetta Gladiators. Amir’s announcement comes a day after allrounder Imad Wasim reversed his retirement and also made himself available for selection for the T20 World Cup.

While Amir had an unremarkable PSL campaign, his performances in the CPL in recent seasons stand him in promising stead. A World Cup that will largely be held in the West Indies. He has taken 43 wickets at an average of 14.39 and an economy rate of just 6.50. With Shaheen not at full tilt since his injury return. Naseem only recently back from a lengthy layoff, and Haris Rauf is currently injured, Pakistan’s pace bowling stocks are depleted. This potentially gives Amir the opportunity to elbow his way in.

The decision also has ramifications for his county Derbyshire. Who he will not be linking up with when the season starts on April 5. New Zealand visits Pakistan for 5 T20Is from April 18-27. And Amir’s decision to make himself available for international cricket means he will be in Pakistan during this period. In a post on social media, he thanked the county, as well as head coach Mickey Arthur, for “being understanding”.

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I Still Dream Of Playing For Pakistan Cricket WC

“I still dream of playing for Pakistan!,” Amir announced on X (formerly Twitter). “Life brings us to the point where at times we have to reconsider our decisions. There have been a few positive discussions between myself and the PCB where they respectfully made me feel that I was needed and could still play for Pakistan. And after discussing with family and well-wishers I declare that I am available to be considered for [the] upcoming T20 WC.”

“I want [to] do this for my country as it comes before my personal decisions. Donning the green jersey and serving my country has always been. And will continue to be, my greatest aspiration sic.”

Amir, who broke through to the international stage as a prodigy at 17, has 50 T20Is to his name since playing his first in 2009. In those outings, he picked 59 wickets with an impressive economy rate of 7.02. His most recent T20 outings came in this year’s PSL. Where he picked 10 wickets in 9 matches for Quetta Gladiators.

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