Amir to miss Zimbabwe tour to manage work load: report

Pakistan will take part in three-nation T20I tournament and five-match ODI series on tour starting from July 1

Amir to miss Zimbabwe tour to manage work load: report PHOTO: AFP

Pakistan left-arm pacer Mohammad Amir is likely to be rested for the upcoming tour of Zimbabwe due to concerns regarding his increased workload.

According to a report in ESPNcricinfo, Amir—who has featured in 33 Tests, 40 ODIs and 38 T20Is—has been suffering from a lingering knee injury, which also resurfaced during the Test match against Ireland recently.

He was also showed in visible discomfort in his shoulder during the Headingley Test against England as well, which raised further concerns about his level of fitness.

Amir has been a regular feature of Pakistan side in all three formats since his return to international cricket in 2016.

He has only little amount of rest since returning to the international fray which includes a Test against West Indies in home series of 2016-17, while he also skipped the World XI series in Lahore due to the birth of his daughter.

Pakistan are scheduled to play a triangular series in Zimbabwe along with Australia, followed by a five-match ODI series against the hosts in July.