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Mohammad Amir to miss out on T20I series against World XI

Amir might have to wait until the Sri Lankan series to play in front of home crowd for the first time in his career.

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Mohammad Amir of Pakistan. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

Pakistan seam bowler, Mohammad Amir is all set to miss out on the much-hyped ‘Independence Cup’ clash between the men in green and World XI. Amir and wife Narjis Khatun are currently expecting a child in the upcoming week and the couple is in England for that.

Which means that Pakistan’s strike bowler might have wait until the Sri Lankan series to play in front of home crowd in Lahore for the first time in his career. The match scheduled in a couple of days might have been the first home match for Amir. He made his international debut in July 2009, which was after the terror attack on the Sri Lankans back in March 2009. Since then, Pakistan was devoid of any prominent international action with countries citing security issues.

Mohammad Amir also missed out on the Zimbabwe series back in 2015 as he was serving his ban at that point of time. Amir this year has been in scintillating form with effective contributions in the Champions Trophy win and historic win in the Carribean.

Amir currently associated with Essex

If the World XI series is concluded harmlessly, Amir might get his chance to play a match at home after 8 long years. Amir made his comeback internationally with brilliant spells against India in the Asia Cup and World T20 of 2016. Amir has been keeping himself match ready with his stint in Essex.

He was also part of the county in the recently concluded Natwest T20 Blast which the Nottingham Outlaws won handsomely. The Notts completed their double this season by clinching both Natwest T20 Blast Trophy and the Royal London ODI Cup.

In the 28 Test matches he has played so far, Mohammad Amir has already claimed as many as 94 wickets with four five-wicket hauls and the best of 6/44. In ODIs, Amir has claimed 55 wickets in the 36 games he has played so far at an average of 27 and economy of 4.8.

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