Former Pakistan cricketer Mohammad Amir is all set to return to red-ball cricket. Amir has been included in Gloucestershire’s squad to play three matches in the County Championship.
After replacing injured Naseem Shah. Naseem has been kept out till the start of the T20 blast. Amir arrived in England on Thursday (April 21) and has joined the team in Manchester.
Interestingly, the left-arm pacer played his last red ball match for Essex in August 2019. He has already retired from the international format and has since appeared in leagues around the world.
Mohammad Amir was excited after signing up with Gloucestershire County and is looking forward to his return to first-class cricket.
Gloucestershire director made a big statement about Mohammad Amir
Amir was quoted as saying by ESPN Cricinfo, “The County Championship is a great competition. I can’t wait to join Gloucestershire. He says, he loves playing in England conditions and I feel really good. I hope I can do well for the team.”
Meanwhile, Gloucestershire Performance Director Steve Snell was delighted to see a bowler like Mohammad Amir joining the squad for the team.
He believes that the left-arm pacer’s international experience will certainly help Gloucestershire. Also, the county team will help the injured Naseem Shah to be fully fit to be available for the T20I blasts.
Steve Snell said, “We are happy to sign a bowler like Amir. Sadly, Naseem will not be with us for a few weeks due to injury.
Talking about Amir’s international career, he made his Test debut against Sri Lanka in 2009. At the same time, Amir made his last Test match against South Africa in 2019.