Mohammad Amir is set to be included in the World Cup squad (Image Credit: Twitter)
Mohammad Amir's poor form was the reason he failed to find a place in the World Cup squad that Pakistan chose preliminarily. But after the Men in Green had a struggle with the ball against England in the first two ODIs, the team management was compelled to make an adjustment and Mohammad Amir was included in the squad. Pakistan bowlers conceded over 350 runs in both the matches against England with the second game saw the hosts having a cakewalk while chasing 359 runs.
They also struggled to rein in English batsmen in the one-off T20I that they played and lost. Amir, who is in the Pakistan squad for the England series and not the World Cup, was picked for the first game at the Oval on May 8 but he did not get to bowl as the match was washed out.
“The chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq is also in agreement with the team management but he wants to first be sure Amir can be fit by the time the World Cup starts from May 30,” Sportstar cited reports quoting sources as saying.
“If the cricket board confirms that Amir can make a recovery in two weeks time, the management and chief selector will want him in the World Cup squad,” the source said.
As per the International Cricket Council (ICC), all teams can tinker with thier announced squads by May 22. With 5 days still on Pakistan's side, this remains to be seen if Mohammad Amir gets fully fit and get selected for all-important tournament. In 2017 Champions Trophy Final, it was because of Mohammad Amir that Pakistan team manged to win the title against India. Going into another ICC event, he will be looking forward to this tournament.