Pacer Mohammad Amir was dropped from the Pakistan Test team for the series against Australia after a he had a poor outing in the 2018 Asia Cup in September. The left-arm speedster has since then been struggling to get back into the scheme of things. Opening up on Amir's struggle, coach Mickey Arthur on Wednesday revealed that he along with former Pakistan all-rounder Azhar Mahmood have been working with Amir. Arthur also said the 26-year-old has been working hard on his bowling and will soon give the team management reasons to pick him back in the national side.
"We (Mahmood and Arthur) monitor Amir's progress. Every time he bowls, we look at the videos and send our comments back to him. Let's be clear about the fact that Amir is a quality bowler, he has a big-match temperament and I am hoping that we can have him back in the fold, sooner rather than later, provided he gives us the ammunition to pick him," Arthur said.
"It's runs for batsmen which is the criteria for selection and similarly, it is wickets for bowlers which are important. If we can get Amir swinging the ball again, getting through his action and be very comfortable with the hunger and desire to win games for Pakistan, then Amir has a big future with the side," he added.