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Flawless Amir's unique feat

Pacer has been on a roll with the ball during the 2019 World Cup

Flawless Amir's unique feat PHOTO: Reuters

Pakistan Pacer Mohammad Amir is currently the most efficient bowler in the 2019 International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cup in terms of economy rate in the first ten overs.

Amir’s economy rate of 3.66 runs-per-over in the initial stages of every match makes him the most economical bowler in the ongoing tournament.

South African pacer Kagiso Rabada is a distant second with an economy rate of 4.36 runs-per-over. Meanwhile Australian fast-bowler Pat Cummins occupies the third spot with an economy rate of 4.41 runs-per-over. New Zealand’s Trent Boult is fourth with an economy rate of 4.45 runs-per-over. England’s Jofra Archer is fifth on the list with an economy rate of 4.68 runs-per-over.

Amir’s exceptional performance in the World Cup can be gauged by his impressive collection of wickets which is complimented by his impressive economy rate.

It must be noted that Amir was not named in the initial Pakistan squad for the World Cup. But Pakistan’s miserable performance against England prompted selectors to recall the experienced pacer for the mega event.

Lack of support from the other end has not stopped Amir from putting in a string of exceptional performances in the ongoing World Cup.