Former Pakistani skipper Wasim Akram reveals new plans for using experienced pacer Mohammad Amir in World Cup

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Former Pakistani skipper Wasim Akram reveals new plans for using experienced pacer Mohammad Amir in World Cup

ISLAMABAD: Former Pakistani Skipper Wasim Akram believes that pacer Mohammad Amir should be a part of the team’s World Cup plans, saying being a senior, he can guide the young bowlers. The 54-year-old said that bowlers bowl in packs, and it was important to have a senior bowler to guide the youngsters.

“I still think he should have a place in the Pakistan side. We have three white-ball World Cups in the coming years. I have been saying for a long time that bowlers come in packs. When you have a senior bowler in the pack, he can guide the young bowlers in pressure situations by talking with them.

They can have quite an impact by giving them confidence and providing them with options. When I had a senior bowler guiding me as a young bowler, I had Imran bhai, and I would ask him before every ball. It gives you that added confidence when a senior bowler tells you to do something. I think that is also why Amir is so important,” cricketpakistan.com.pk quoted him as saying.

The former legendary pacer questioned why people had a problem with Amir’s Test retirement, which was a decision that a player makes for himself.