My target is to take wickets: Mohammad Amir

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  1. Del
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    "It´s a dream come true," Amir told AFP ahead of Pakistan´s first match against West Indies at Trent Bridge on Friday. "Every cricketer dreams of representing his country in a World Cup so this is my chance.

    "My target is to take wickets and be a third-time lucky in England after winning the World Twenty20 and Champions Trophy," said the paceman, recalling Pakistan´s triumphs in England in 2009 and 2017.

    Amir said Pakistan had positive memories of playing in England, which they hoped to take into the World Cup.

    "Our triumph in the World Twenty20 was excellent and then the Champions Trophy -- the impact of those wins are with us and the amount of support we get in the UK is extraordinary, so naturally we will like to match those.

    "People love the Pakistan team and come in large numbers to support us. I can´t forget the final of the Champions Trophy at the Oval (2017)."

    https://www.thenews.com.pk/latest/478419-world-cup-a-dream-come-true-for-pakistans-mohammad-amir
     
  2. Bilal123
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    He's right. I think he has won every tournament he has played in England for Pakistan!
    What a achievement so far
     
  3. Ahson8
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    So has Shehzad lol.
     
  4. Bilal123
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    Oh really? What from sitting on the bench :D:D.
    Need to get him in asap then, put some eggs under him too whilst he's at it, may as well make use of him!
     
  5. Express Pace
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    Amir has been class. 13 wickets so far. Unfortunately can’t do it all on his own.
     
  6. Patriot
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    Amir’s economy in this WC= 4.72
    Rest of Pakistan= 7.22

    Amir’s avg in this WC= 13.07
    Rest of Pakistan= 61

    Amir’s SR in this WC= 16.61
    Rest of Pakistan= 50.66

    Amir has taken 46.42% of Pak’s wickets in this WC
     
  7. ComradeVenom
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    Cant expect anyone to things singlehandedly but how many top order wickets does Amir have so far?

    In the last two games both India and Australia have laid huge platforms because we haven't taken new ball wickets.
     
  8. Bilal123
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    Yes he hasn't but not totally his fault. Look at his partners who have released pressure he built. They haven't helped him either
     
  9. Mohammed Bilal
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    Amir has been our best bowler. What type of Coach is Azhar Mahmood?? Wasim Akram type fantasy he is having. With these limited bowlers like Hasan and others you need to tell them to pick line and length and hit that.
     
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    Amir has been Pakistan’s only hope in the World Cup. One of the most threatening fast bowler, needs support from the other end. Riaz and Hassan Ali should at least learn from his lines and length


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  11. cricfreak
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    cricfreak Emerging Player

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    We are never satisified and are still criticising Amir.

    He's the highest wicket taker this world cup eventho he hasn't taken wickets with the new ball but he has created enuf pressure for the bowler at the other End to strike.
     
  12. ComradeVenom
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    Agreed the lack of pressure from the other side is a bit of a factor. However, being completely realistic, Amir is a very good containing bowler but I dont think he can run through a side.
     
  13. Mohammed Bilal
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    Everyone is scared of Amir in this world cup. England with gung go approach took him on and he would have gotten Root.

    A intl batsman especially of Sharma and Rahul class will be able to keep Amir at bay. I think Amir can work on seam movement. Lot is talked about swing but seam movement also creates doubts. Big plus is Amir has found that length and he's a smart bowler. Cannot belive we were about to leave him out.
     
  14. Bilal123
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    Yes it is true he can't run through a side himself but which bowler nowadays can?

    I think he is exceptional. No complaints from me
     
  15. Express Pace
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    The top sides have a couple of decent bowlers that can bowl in tandem.

    It’s Amir on his own I’m afraid. They can just see him off when the likes of Hassan Ali are going for 9 an over on the other end.
     
  16. Pakistanalltheway
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    I agree. There is something definitely lacking and as Akram keeps pointing out he needs to work on bringing the ball back into the right hander like he used to be able to do.
     
  17. KingOfDoosra
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    KingOfDoosra Sultan of Swing

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    How many of these wickets did Amir take in his first spell?

    Just a question

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  18. Bruce Wayne
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    I’ll be the first to admit I didn’t want him anywhere near the World Cup squad and was furious at his selection.

    He has proved a lot of people wrong, Including myself. Since the first game I have been screaming his name as loud as I can with everybody else as he runs into bowl and he’s literally the only good thing about the side right now.

    This is the Mohammed Amir we want to see consistently. I’m really intrigued to see how he continues on from here especially with a red ball.
     

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