Mohammad Amir Eyes the Best Bowler Award in 2019 ICC World Cup

Published - 27 Apr 2018, 07:32 PM | Updated - 24 Apr 2019, 01:12 AM

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Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Amir wants to become the best bowler of World Cup 2019. (Photo credit should read MARTY MELVILLE/AFP/Getty Images)

Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Amir has set his eyes on the best bowler award in the upcoming ICC World Cup next year in England and Wales.

Meanwhile, Amir has been Pakistan’s strike bowler and will be a key component in the next World Cup.

In an interview released by ICC, Amir said one has to be very lucky to represent their country in the mega event.

It’s a dream for any cricketer to play in the World Cup. Also, it will be the first for me and I will try to do my best. It’s like a dream come true,” Amir admits.

Representing your country and playing a big ICC tournament, one has to be lucky for all this and I consider myself a lucky person. Players prepare two to four years for [such a big] event,” he added.

Since his return to international cricket, the 26-year-old has been in terrific form with the ball. He set the stage on fire in the last year’s Champions Trophy final against India. As a result of Amir’s brilliance, Pakistan thumped India to win the trophy.

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Want to be the best bowler in World Cup

Meanwhile, Amir has set his eyes on that best bowler award and will go all out to achieve it. He also admitted he is ready for the event.

We have a good rotation policy and that’s why I’m well prepared for the tournament. It’s such a big event, first of all, I wish Pakistan win and then [I wish] to be the best bowler in the tournament,” he added.

Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed said his team’s preparation is in the right direction for the pinnacle ICC event. He also added they are in full motion to rectify the loopholes and gear up for the tournament.

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Sarfraz also noted they would not go to the tournament as underdogs this time around.

The World Cup is one event in which the world is watching you and everyone is following you. The importance of players is realised during this crunch time. It makes heroes and superstars of players. Pakistan always go into tournaments as underdogs but don’t think it will be the same this time because people remember that we have won the Champions Trophy,” Sarfraz said.

Meanwhile, Pakistan starts their campaign against the Windies in cricket’s mega event.

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