The Pakistani fast bowler, Mohammad Amir will miss the T20I series against World XI. A high profile cricket series, in Pakistan, is returning after a long time. After the 2009 attacks, we did not see a high profile match in Pakistan. Sarfraz Ahmed confirmed the unavailability of the Pakistani ace bowler on Monday. Mohammad Amir will be in WK because he is expecting a child. He wants to be with his wife during the time.
Mohammad Amir has never played an international game in front of his home crowd. As a result of his unavailability, Sohail Khan will replace him for the series. Sarfraz Ahmed, regarding this chain of events, said:
“There is no change of plan as we had already named a 16-man squad with Sohail Khan as an extra bowler with Amir expecting his first baby. Unfortunately, he isn’t available, but we have full options available.”
Mohammad Amir made his international debut in 2009 and has never played an international game in Pakistan. However, he would miss the chance to finally perform in front of his home crowd because he is expecting a child. Sohail Khan, too, has never played an international game in Pakistan. Also, he last played for Pakistan, in the shortest format, in 2011 against Zimbabwe.