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Pakistan’s Mohammad Amir retires from Test cricket, aged 27

BBC – Pakistan left-arm fast bowler Mohammad Amir has retired from Test cricket at the age of 27.

Summary

  • Pakistan left-arm fast bowler Mohammad Amir has retired from Test cricket at the age of 27.
  • Amir, who took 17 wickets at the recent World Cup, will continue to play one-day and Twenty20 international cricket.
  • “With the World Test Championship commencing shortly, and Pakistan boasting some very exciting young fast bowlers, it is appropriate that I call time in Test cricket so that the selectors can plan accordingly.”
  • Between his debut in Galle and the start of his ban for his role in the spot-fixing scandal at Lord’s, Amir played 14 Tests, claiming 51 wickets at an average of 29.09.
  • Since making his return to Test cricket, also against England at Lord’s, Amir took 68 wickets in 22 Tests at an average of 31.51, his final match coming against South Africa in January.


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