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.
Azhar Ali "Mohammad Amir is fine and he bowled even with an injury when he bowled very well against Ireland. In the last couple of days he’s been doing his rehab and has been bowling. He’s quite comfortable" #Cricket #ENGvPAK— Saj Sadiq (@Saj_PakPassion) May 20, 2018
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