English batsmen belted Pakistan bowlers with such ease in a T20 International and two ODIs, triggering the selectors to include Amir, who initially didn’t show that much interest in Amir for the summer’s showpiece event due to lack of form.
Even as Amir is suspected to be suffering from chicken pox, he is scheduled to have a medical examination done in London, a reliable source told PTI that the team management, including skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed and head coach Mickey Arthur, expressed a leap of faith and confidence in the bowler and also allowed him time to recover.
“The chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq is also in agreement with the team management but he wants to first be sure Amir can be fit by the time the World Cup starts from May 30,” the source added.
He said the team management and chief selector are now keenly waiting for the medical report of Amir.
“If the cricket board confirms that Amir can make a recovery in two weeks time, the management and chief selector will want him in the World Cup squad,” the source said.
Well, the shoddy bowling efforts by the bowlers in the matches against England forced the team management to turn to the experienced left-arm pacer Amir, who was not part of the 15-man squad initially.
“They are also keeping a close look at Asif Ali who has scored two successive half-centuries in the ODIs and if he continues his form he might well be included in the World Cup squad but at whose cost this has to be decided,” he added.