Former Pakistan paceman Mohammad Amir has urged his national team management to learn from their arch-rivals India on building a pool of players so they are good enough to play at the international level when the time came. Mohammad Amir, who retired from international cricket in December last year, had experienced issues with the board over his selection. The 29-year old iterated the example of Ishan Kishan and Suryakumar Yadav since both had a smooth transition to international cricket.
Ishan Kishan and Suryakumar Yadav had been in the national reckoning since last year as they had performed exceptionally well in IPL 2020. The pair had smashed more than 900 runs together for the Mumbai Indians and played an integral role in the franchise’s fifth title victory. Yadav had particularly been showing unprecedented consistency since he clattered more than 400 runs in the last three completed IPL seasons.
Kishan and Yadav got their chance to play for India in the recent limited-overs series at home against England and they both shone. Kishan opened the innings in the second T20I against the Englishmen and cracked a whirlwind half-century, while Suryakumar Yadav did the same in the fourth and crafted a crucial cameo in the fifth.
They have played several years of domestic cricket and the IPL: Mohammad Amir
Mohammad Amir underlined that the likes of Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, and Krunal Pandya seemed ready to play at the highest level when their international debut beckoned and hardly seemed much coaching or advice. Amir noted that several years of domestic cricket and IPL prepared them for international cricket and the transition proved smooth.
“Look at Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav and Krunal Pandya, they looked ready and primed for international cricket when they made their debuts and did not look to need much advice or coaching at all. They have played several years of domestic cricket and the IPL and that makes their introduction into international cricket much smoother,” Amir told PakPassion.net.