Mohammad Amir reveals his semi-finalists for World Cup 2023

Amir was the part of Pakistan's squad for the ICC World Cup 2019 in England, where he picked up 17 wickets in eight games

Mohammad Amir reveals his semi-finalists for World Cup 2023 PHOTO: AFP

Former Pakistan pacer, Mohammad Amir, has revealed his top four semi-finalists for the upcoming ICC Cricket World Cup in India later this year in October. 

In an exclusive interview with a local media news channel on Sunday, Amir confidently selected India as his first choice, citing their familiarity with the home conditions which he believes will give them a significant advantage. 

"India without a doubt, because those conditions suit them very well. England, I think they will be favorite. New Zealand, we always underestimate them but they always make it to the top four. Lastly, either Australia or Pakistan will be in the top four among these teams," he said.

For the fourth spot, the 31-year-old narrowed it down to two teams, Australia and Pakistan.

He acknowledged Pakistan's reputation for starting tournaments slowly but emphasized that the current conditions are favorable for them compared to England. 

"Pakistan is a late-starter, as you may have noticed that whenever a big event comes, we have a slow start. The current conditions are favorable for Pakistan compared to England, and if our bowling performs well, because we have batters who can score 300-350 runs, but our bowling will play a crucial role, that's why I'm saying that Pakistan also has chances," he concluded.