Amir Jamal bowled brilliantly yesterday to see Pakistan through against the visiting English side during the fifth T20 of the series. It is worth mentioning here that the green shirts won the game by 6 runs only and that Amir while bowling at the death returned with exceptional figures of 13 runs in two overs with one wicket.
Naseem Shah on the other hand was diagnosed with pneumonia yesterday and so, here is a look at why Amir might replace Naseem in Pakistan’s #T20WorldCup2022 squad.
Read: PakvsEng: Unfit Naseem Shah To Miss Out, Shadab Khan Likely To Return
Naseem Shah Diagnosed With Pneumonia
In an unfortunate turn of events Naseem Shah was diagnosed with pneumonia yesterday. Generally, it takes weeks if not months to recover from the ailment and so, the probability of Naseem playing the tri-nation series in New Zealand and the T20 world cup that follows isn’t too bright.
Read: #PakvsEngland T20 Series: What We’ve Been Able To Learn So Far
Why Amir Jamal Might Be Called In To Replace Naseem Shah
Amir Jamal’s all-rounder ability makes him one of the ideal candidates to replace Naseem for the ICC event. Moreover, Shahnawaz Dahani who is a reserve for the tournament hasn’t really performed big during the last few months. Hence, if Amir can keep bowling with the sort of accuracy he displayed yesterday and if Naseem is unable to recover in time then there is every chance of the 26 year old making it to Pakistan’s world cup squad.