Pakistan seamer Mohammad Amir’s wait to play an international match in front of his home crowd will be prolonged.
The 25-year old is likely to miss the three-match Twenty20 series against a star-studded World XI, scheduled to take place this week in Lahore, as Amir and his wife are currently in England expecting their first child.
Although Amir’s name was included in Pakistan’s 16-man squad, he hasn’t travelled to Pakistan and has been playing for Essex this summer.
Amir has yet to play in front of his home crowd since his debut eight years ago given the nation’s international cricket hiatus.
Among the 16 players selected to face the World XI, only Sarfraz Ahmed, Shoaib Malik and Sohail Khan have played international cricket in Pakistan previously.