Saturday, February 23, 2019
News

Mohammad Amir all set for Essex return

   SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend    Print this Page   COMMENT

Cricket | February 9, 2019 4:11:42 PM IST
Pakistan pacer Mohammad Amir is all set to re-join Essex County Cricket Club for the upcoming 2019 Vitality Blast.

The 26-year-old, who helped Essex lift the first-class County Championship in 2017, will be available for eight games in the Vitality Blast tournament including their opening match against Middlesex at Lords on July 18.

Expressing delight over re-joining the team, Amir said that he thoroughly enjoyed his stint with the team in 2017 and is looking forward to be a part of the squad again.

I am very excited to return to Chelmsford and re-join my Essex teammates. I thoroughly enjoyed my time here in 2017 and Im looking forward to playing my role in the Clubs success this season, Essex Cricket official website quoted Amir, as saying.

Essex coach Anthony McGrath termed Amir as one of the most exciting bowling talents and hoped that his addition into the team would make their bowling attack most dangerous in the Vitality Blast tournament.

Mo is one of the most exciting bowling talents in the world and Im ecstatic hes going to be back with us. He has the ability to bowl at a fast pace whilst swinging the ball both ways and showed a real desire to come back to Chelmsford and be an Eagle again, McGrath said.

Everyone has seen how devastating he can be with the ball and the talent he has, so I think alongside our other Overseas player, Adam Zampa, were going to have one of the most dangerous bowling attacks in the Vitality Blast this year, he added.

After playing the opening match, Amir will miss the next two clashes due to some family commitments. Afterwards, he will be available until mid-August before heading to the Caribbean Premier League. (ANI)

 
  LATEST COMMENTS ()
POST YOUR COMMENT
Comments Not Available
 
POST YOUR COMMENT
 
 
TRENDING TOPICS
 
 
CITY NEWS
MORE CITIES
 
 
 
MORE SPORTS NEWS
Let govt decide on India-Pak WC clash, s...
I will do anything to make a comeback in...
Indonesia to host MotoGP race for three ...
Man Utd vs Liverpool makes spotlight in ...
FIFA bans Chelsea from signing players...
IOC suspends India from hosting Olympic ...
More...
 
INDIA WORLD ASIA
Maharashtra: 2 held in possession of ill...
Piyush Goyal meets Kumaraswamy, clears B...
J-K: Avalanche hits Gurez, over dozen ho...
RSS condoles death of Swami Hansadevacha...
Centre announces contest for naming bull...
Pulwama attack: NSUI Goa urges suspensio...
More...    
 
 Top Stories
Mueller report not expected next we... 
Piyush Goyal meets Kumaraswamy, cle... 
US, China start Washington meeting ... 
20 children rescued from Telangana ... 
J-K: Avalanche hits Gurez, over doz... 
Maharashtra: 2 held in possession o... 
Centre announces contest for naming... 
Pulwama attack: NSUI Goa urges susp...