Mohammad Amir set to join Pakistan squad in England after early birth of his second child

Mohammad Amir set to join Pakistan squad in England after early birth of his second child

Amir had earlier made himself unavailable for the tour.

Mohammad Amir
Mohammad Amir. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Pakistan have received a huge boost as the left-arm pacer Mohammad Amir will be joining the squad in England soon. He had earlier pulled out of the tour citing the reason for the birth of his second child during the tour. But the baby girl was born earlier than expected which has paved the way for him to travel to England for the three-match T20I series.

However, according to the set protocols, Amir will have to undergo COVID-19 test twice and come out negative both the times. Having retired from the Test format, he will only be available for the T20Is unlike Wahab Riaz who came out of the retirement for his country as the team needed experience in the bowling line-up.

ESPNCricinfo confirmed the news of Mohammad Amir being available to tour England after making himself unavailable. He is currently in England itself and has reportedly cleared one COVID-19 test as well. He will be replacing the pace bowler Haris Rauf in the squad who was tested positive for Coronavirus once more.

Pakistan’s England tour to commence on August 5

It will be beneficial for Mohammad Amir that he is already in England and he might be allowed to skip the 14-day quarantine period before joining the team. Also, the fact that Pakistan will be playing the three-match Test series against the hosts first starting from August 5 will help him gel with his teammates.

As far as the T20I series is concerned, the three matches will be played on August 28, 30 and September 1. Old Trafford in Manchester will play hosts to all the games. It is currently hosting the second Test between England and the West Indies with both the sides facing each other in the third Test at the same venue.

Meanwhile, Pakistan players are currently involved in a intra-squad warm-up match at the County Ground Derby. They are scheduled to play one more warm-up game at the same venue from July 24 before travelling to Southampton for the first Test.