Pakistan fast bowler Mohammed Amir wants to become the best bowler of World Cup 2019

Pakistan fast bowler Mohammed Amir wants to become the best bowler of World Cup 2019

The tournament kickstarts on May 30, 2019 with the home team England set to face South Africa

Mohammad Amir of Pakistan celebrates after claiming the wicket of India's Virat Kohli left-handed XI
Mohammad Amir of Pakistan celebrates after claiming the wicket of India’s Virat Kohli. (Photo by Charlie Crowhurst/Getty Images)

The ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 is just around the corner. The format of the tournament was changed from 2015 and the number of teams has been trimmed down to ten. Each team will get a chance to face the other nine teams in the tournament which is set to be held in England. Preparations for the World Cup have started already with teams figuring out the probable players who they feel will add strength to their squad.

Mohammed Amir, the Pakistan pacer has made a remarkable comeback after returning to international cricket. His ability to swing the ball both ways and generate good bounce from the wicket put him one of the top bowlers in World cricket. He was a major contributor to Pakistan’s success in the Champions League 2017. Amir wants to continue working on his bowling so as to become the best bowler in World Cup 2019.

Debut World Cup for Amir

“It is a dream for any cricketer to play in the World Cup. It will be the first for me and I will try to do my best. It’s like a dream come true. Representing your country and playing a big ICC tournament, one has to be lucky for all this and I consider myself a lucky person. Players prepare two to four years for a big event but then get injured just before the tournament,” Amir was quoted as saying by ICC.

Mohammed Amir is a vital cog in the Pakistan setup and he must be at his best in the premier tournament. “I will try to give my best in all matches of the World Cup. It’s such a big event. First of all, I wish Pakistan win and then that I should be the best bowler in the tournament,” he added. The Pakistan pace attack has to be spearheaded by Amir and he must shoulder most of the responsibility in the upcoming World Cup.

Amir believes that the rotation policy of the PCB has provided the players with the much-needed rest and he is fresh and ready to take part in the World Cup. However, Mohammed Amir cannot do everything on his own. He needs the support of bowlers like Hasan Ali and Shadab Khan to prevent the opposition from cutting loose. England is a good place for seam bowlers and the stage is all set for the mega event.

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