June 18, 2017 Mohammad Amir News
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Amir impressed with three for 16 off six overs including two maidens in Sunday's victory over India in the Champions Trophy final.
A balky back caused Amir to miss the semifinals, but a return to fitness showed no drop in form for the 25-year-old as he knocked out Rohit Sharma with a tremendous lbw on the third ball of the innings and followed that up by nearly knocking out Virat Kohli on the third ball of the third over, but got him on the next ball nonetheless. Toward the end of his spell, a cross-seamer got Shikhar Dhawan to put India at three for 33 at the end of nine overs and took whatever wind they were gathering, out of their sails.
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Fantasy AnalysisHaving been ruled out of the crucial semi final against England with back spasms, Amir is likely to be fit again for the final against tournament favourites India. Pakistan produced a surprise victory over home side England who were the only remaining undefeated team going into the game. Amir went wicketless in the first two Champions Trophy games, but then took two wickets and scored an unbeaten 28 in a win over Sri Lanka.
Fantasy AnalysisThe left-arm quick was the main strike weapon in the first day of the first of three Tests against the West Indies. Within 20 overs, Pakistan had reduced the home side to four for 53 with Amir taking three of those four wickets, which included clean bowling two of his victims. Amir finished the first day with figures of three for 28 off 19 overs, including nine maidens.
Fantasy AnalysisAmir ended the first innings with figures of 0 for 54 from 22 overs, but ended day 4 with figures of 2 for 26. Set a target of 346 to win after Devendra Bishoo’s spectacular 8 for 49, West Indies openers Kraigg Brathwaite and Leon Johnson both fell to Amir. Brathwaite was the first to perish, a loose drive that edge Amir onto his stumps. Johnson, on 6 runs at the time of the first wicket, scored 33 more before he was dismissed LBW, struck in front of middle stump by an incutter. Amir’s second wicket was at a crucial time in the match, just 32 balls from the end of the day’s play.
Fantasy AnalysisWhile no actual chances were created, both Marlon Samuels and Jermaine Blackwood edged Amir to second slip, neither one carried. Amir ended day 3 with figures of 0/48 of 19 overs.