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Mohammad Amir likely to miss World XI series

According to Pakistan Cricket Board sources, Mohammad Amir has taken permission from the PCB and head coach Mickey Arthur to be with his wife for the birth of their child.

Edited by: India TV Sports Desk, New Delhi [ Published on: September 11, 2017 12:03 IST ]
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Pakistan could be without their top fast bowler Muhammad Amir for the Twenty20 series against the World Eleven as he wants to be with his wife in London for the birth of their child next week. 

According to Pakistan Cricket Board sources, Amir has taken permission from the PCB and head coach Mickey Arthur to be with his wife. 

However, it also being claimed that Amir may skip the series in Lahore due to back strain he suffered while playing his last match for Essex. 

"He has been playing non-stop cricket this year and understandably he might not want to take any gamble with his back problem as Pakistan is due to play a full series with Sri Lanka later this month in the UAE," one source said. 

Amir produced a blistering three-wicket burst against India in the Champions Trophy final to seal Pakistan's victory at the Oval in June. 

After the Champions Trophy final, he has not returned to Pakistan even for the celebrations that followed as he was busy playing for Essex in the County championship.

(With PTI Inputs)

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