Home
Cricket
Misbah backs Mohammad Amir’s return, claims ‘experience’ will be key in big games

Misbah backs Mohammad Amir’s return, claims ‘experience’ will be key in big games

Ahead of ICC T20 World Cup, Misbah-ul-Haq backs Mohammad Amir, claims his experience will be crucial for Pakistan Cricket Team
Ahead of ICC T20 World Cup, Misbah-ul-Haq backs Mohammad Amir, claims his experience will be crucial for Pakistan Cricket Team

Mohammad Amir is set to make a return for his National Team, i.e Pakistan Cricket Team. And most importantly, his return after a long absence since his retirement comes at the ICC T20 World Cup. But Amir made a U-turn on his retirement plan and will be a vital cog in Pakistan Team set in USA and Caribbeans.

Former Pakistan great Misbah-ul-Haq has heaped big praises on Amir’s return. Comparing Amir on what he was back in 2017 when Pakistan won the Champions Trophy, Misbah claims that his pace, swing and zip has decreased. But over the years, Amir has gained experience which would be crucial.

More on T20 WC

“Last time back in 2017 in the Champions Trophy, there is quite a difference between that Amir and today’s Amir. Back then, there was more pace, more swing, more zip in his bowling. But now these factors might have been slightly reduced, but there is an advantage. He know has huge experience,” Misbah-ul-Haq told the media in Star Sports Press room.

Experience Crucial in Big Games

In an major ICC event, Pakistan’s bowling unit has suffered in the recent years. As a result, Misbah has backed Amir’s capability claiming his spells in death overs would be crucial in the ICC T20 World Cup. Furthermore, with experience comes the ability to handle pressure. Thus Misbah believes that Amir’s ability to handle pressure in big games like India will be paramount for the Men in Green.

“And his experience as a death bowler, how to bowl under pressure and use variations. These factors will be a crucial asset in Amir’s forte this time. He might not be that effective with the new ball, but in the death he will be crucial with his slower balls, aimed at outside the off stump,” Misbah added.

And lastly, comes the major factor of pressure handling. In big games, where you have previously faced big teams and won games, it is more for Amir while facing India,” Misbah concluded.

Follow
Share

Editors pick

T20 World Cup: Virat Kohli, Sanju Samson & Siraj could miss India's only warm-up
Share article
Follow us on social media
Google News Whatsapp channel
Tell us why didn’t you like our article so that we can improve on?