The Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) which will explode into the action on November 22 serving as a perfect platform for Pakistani star cricketers looking to keep fit while others trying to make a strong case for comeback.
However, the BPL could prove to be most important for Mohammad Amir, who continues his reintegration in cricket after serving a five-year ban.
Ever since getting the green light from the ICC, Amir has excelled while playing Grade-II cricket for Omar Associates and then first-class cricket with Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC).
Before leaving for Bangladesh, Amir had played four first-class matches and picked up 16 wickets with one five-for. It is not his usual standards – which he set before getting caught into spot-fixing episode along with Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif – but he is certainly coming back in the grove.
Just before the first-class season began, Amir took 37 wickets in just four matches to help SSGC qualify for the top-tier.
But his biggest test would come in the BPL as there will be millions of fans watching him line-up for Chittagong Kings and Amir is looking forward to do something special.
“I know that it is a big tournament for me because this will be my first appearance as a cricketer on the international scene since 2010 and I want to make most of it. My aim is to produce match-winning performances for my team both with the ball and bat,” said Amir while speaking to Sport360.
Asked if he believes that he’d be able to make a comeback to the national team, Amir replied: “All I can do is perform and enjoy my cricket while the rest is up to the selectors and the PCB to decide whether I should get the chance.”
While Amir focuses on performing in the BPL, some of the current players have reacted strongly against his inclusion in BPL and plans of reintegration into international cricket.
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