Pakistan pacer Mohammad Amir proves match fitness for England Test series

Waseem Ahmed 21:17 21/05/2018
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Mohammad Amir helped Pakistan to victory at Lord's.

Pakistan pacer Mohammad Amir proved his match fitness as he bowled during the team’s practice match against Leicestershire which ended in a draw on Sunday.

Amir missed the warm-up game as he was given time to rest his problematic knee that forced him off the field during the Ireland Test in Dublin that Pakistan won by five wickets. As the warm-up match was heading for a draw, Amir bowled at full pace on the side square and is understood to have come out unscathed, according to the AFP.

Amir’s fitness and workload have been a major concern for Pakistan ever since he returned to international cricket in 2016 following a five-year ban for spot fixing in 2010 Lord’s Test.

The left-arm pacer has played in all formats and has featured in the bulk of Pakistan’s matches. However, Amir has struggled with fitness and also a lack of bite in his bowling on occasions because of the heavy workload.

The first Test begins at Lord’s on Thursday.

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