Left-arm pacer had called time on his international career in 2020
There is no possibility of Mohammad Amir’s return in the upcoming home series against New Zealand.
According to details, Amir had called time on his international career in 2020 in protest over the treatment he had received from the then-management, led by Misbah ul Haq.
However, after Najam Sethi took charge back in PCB, the management committee chairman said in a media interaction that Amir would be considered for selection like other players, if he takes his retirement back.
According to recent media reports, an important member of Pakistan selection committee had contacted Mohammad Amir’s manager and asked him to communicate to the left-arm pacer to be prepared for international comeback.
However, the top officials of PCB have denied these reports and have said that there is no immediate possibility of Amir returning to the Pakistan team.
According to the board officials, Pakistan team is not facing any shortage of pacers. Ihsanullah and Zaman Khan have also recently proved their mettle in the Afghanistan series. Now, the selection committee is not looking towards Amir. He is still officially retired. He will first have to take his retirement back and prove his form and fitness, in order to be eligible for Pakistan team.
Pakistan selection panel have finished initial deliberations on Pakistan squad for New Zealand series. The selectors will announce the squad after consultation with Pakistan captain, Babar Azam, who will soon be returning from Saudi Arabia after performing Umrah.
There are unlikely to be any surprises in the ODI squad, as 2023 World Cup is only a few months away.