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Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Amir announces retirement from Test Cricket

Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Amir announces retirement from Test Cricket

Mohammad Amir announced retirement from Test cricket.

 Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Amir announces retirement from Test Cricket

Pakistani fast bowler Mohammad Amir announced his retirement from Test cricket. He will continue shorter version of International cricket .Mohammad Amir  will continue ODI and T20 career. In his statement he said “Playing for Pakistan remains my ultimate desire and objective, and I will try my best to be in the best physical shape to contribute in the team’s upcoming challenges, including next year’s ICC T20 World Cup,”.

Mohammad Amir made his Test debut against Sri Lanka in Galle in July 2009. He played   36 Tests, taking 119 wickets at an average of 30.47. His best bowling returns — six for 44 — were against the West Indies in Kingston in April 2017.

Amir played 22 of his 36 Tests since his comeback in 2016, picking up 68 wickets. Before ball tempering incident at Lord’s Amir played 14 test and took 51 wickets.

Mohammad Amir involved in spot fixing scandal  in  2010 and remained out of cricket for 6 years. He came back in test  cricket in 2016 at Lord’s.

Mohammad Amir was highest wicket takers in ICC CWC 2019 for Pakistan team. Mohammad Amir took 17 wickets  in 8 matches of ICC  CWC 2019. He was on 8th position among highest wicket takers in CWC2019. Mohmmad Amir Economy rate in ICC CWC 2019 was 4.90 and SR 25.76. Mohmmad Amir was  not initial squad for CWC 2019. He was replaced with  Faheem Ashraf after poor performance by Pakistani fast bowlers in England ODI tour.