April 20, 2019.
The former captain of Pakistan cricket team Shahid Khan Afridi pointed out that the fast bowler Wahab Riaz has the pace to offer, whereas Amir’s bowling would bloom in English conditions.
“Must’ve been a tough decision for selection committee to select the best 15-member squad for the World Cup. Best of luck to those who have made it – Hopefully you’ll bring the cup home. Personally, I’ll miss Wahab Riaz because of pace and Mohammad Amir given the English conditions,” Afridi tweeted..
Earlier, Pakistan cricket Team chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq informed that Amir will be part of England T20I and ODIs series which will start in England from May 5 to May 19 . Amir will also serve as cover for the World Cup squad and, if required, can be drafted into the side until 23 May without ICC’s permission.
“For the T20I and ODIs series against England, we have added Asif Ali and Mohammad Amir as additional players. Asif Ali is the best power-hitter in Pakistan, while Amir has the experience and also he has a good record in England. These two will provide cover to the World Cup squad and can be drafted into the side by 23 May, if required,” he said.