For the T20 World Cup, Mohammad Amir comes out of retirement.

The fast bowler Mohammad Amir has declared himself ready for the ICC T20 World Cup after coming out of retirement.

Mohammad Amir

Amir said he felt mentally tormented when he announced his retirement from international cricket in December 2020, following his final T20I match for Pakistan against England.

The 29 cricket players from Pakistan who will practice at the nation’s military camp in advance of the June 2024 ICC Twenty20 World Cup include fast bowler Mohammad Amir.

The country’s cricket authority introduced modifications to its selection procedure, which made Amir feel “needed,” and a day later, he announced his retirement.

Amir last participated in the 2024 PSL with the Quetta Gladiators, where he ended with 10 wickets in nine games at an economy of 8.41. Amir’s declaration was made the day after all-around player Imad Wasim said he was reversing his decision to retire and declared himself open to selection for the T20 World Cup.

Amir’s PSL campaign was unimpressive, but his recent CPL achievements put him in a great position for the World Cup, which will be mostly hosted in the West Indies. At an economy rate of just 6.50 and an average of 14.39, he has claimed 43 wickets. Pakistan’s fast bowling resources are limited, with Shaheen not playing at his best since his injury comeback, Naseem having only recently returned from an extended absence, and Haris Rauf now out. This might present an opportunity for Amir to force his way in.

Amir has taken 259 wickets in international cricket, of which 59 were in the shortest format. He played for Pakistan in the 2009 T20 World Cup as a youngster. He was instrumental in Pakistan’s victorious run at the 2017 Champions Trophy in England, which took place eight years later.

Before participating in the T20 World Cup, Pakistan will play five Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is) against New Zealand at home, two in Ireland, and four in England. On June 6, they will open play against co-hosts the United States. Next, on June 9, they will play their neighbouring team, India, in New York. On June 11, they will play their last group encounter against Canada.

The following players have been named for the training camp:
Aamir Jamal, Abrar Ahmed, Azam Khan, Babar Azam, Fakhar Zaman, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Haseebullah, Iftikhar Ahmed, Imad Wasim, Irfan Khan, Mehran Mumtaz, Mohammad Abbas Afridi, Mohammad Ali, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Haris, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Naseem Shah, Sahibzada Farhan, Saim Ayub, Salman Ali Agha, Saud Shakeel, Shadab Khan, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Usama Mir, Usman Khan and Zaman Khan.

Mohammad Amir said on twitter “I still dream to play for Pakistan!” Amir, 31, said in a post on social media. “Life brings us to the points where at times we have to reconsider our decisions. There have been a few positive discussions between myself and the PCB where they respectfully made me feel that I was needed and can still play for Pakistan, and after discussing with family and well wishers I declare that I am available to be considered for upcoming T20 WC.”

The choice will also affect his county Derbyshire, with whom he will not be playing when the season begins on April 5.Due to Amir’s decision to declare himself eligible for international cricket, he will be in Pakistan from April 18–27 for five Twenty20 international matches against New Zealand. He praised head coach Mickey Arthur and the county for “being understanding” in a social media message.

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