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The surprise comeback of Mohammad Amir in red-ball cricket

Chief Selector Haroon Rasheed on Mohammad Amir's Return

The retired Pakistani cricketer, Mohammad Amir has been named in the Gloucestershire’s squad replacing his country fellow, Mohammad Naseem, for the ongoing County Championship 2022.

He has been added by the County Club for the three matches replacing injured fellow Naseem. The left-arm pacer arrived in England on 21st April and joined the team in Manchester.

The ex-Pakistani bowler played his last red-ball match for Essex in the County Championship 2019. Amir has already retired from international cricket and is appearing in league cricket around the world.

The 30-year old is excited to make a comeback to first-class cricket after signing up by Gloucestershire County Club. Amir was quoted as saying by ESPNcricinfo saying that,

The County Championship is a great competition and I can’t wait to join Gloucestershire. I love playing in England conditions and I feel really good.

As far as Naseem is concerned, the young quick bowler has been ruled out for a month following his shoulder injury and will re-join the squad once fully fit.

He conceded the injury on his debut with the club against Northamptonshire in the opening round of the season before suffering a shoulder injury which provoked him unavailable for their fixture against Yorkshire last week.

Naseem is set out for the next four matches, however, will be available for selection in the T20 Blast match against Middlesex on May 26. For the rehabilitation process, the bowler will stay in Bristol.

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