Pakistani pacer Mohammad Amir is ruled out of 3rd ODI due to suspected chickenpox
Mohammad Amir, who was in Pakistan squad for a five-match ODI series against England in order to prove his worth for Cricket World Cup squad has been sidelined for the 3rd One Day International vs England. Amir has not bowled a single ball in the series yet, in the first ODI he was the part of XI but rain had ruined is dream to show what he is capable of. Amir’s chances of featuring in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 reduced significantly, as his initial medical examination has hinted that Amir might be suffering from Chickenpox
Mohammad Amir missed the 2nd ODI against England in Southhampton due to the viral infection. It has now emerged that the infection is likely to be chickenpox and now he is set to miss the third match in Bristol as well. Left arm fast bowler is not travelling with his team and he is with family in London. If Amir does not recover in time for Friday’s match, it would be close to impossible for the fast bowler to make it the squad.
Pakistan’s ICC Champions Trophy triumph’s hero was not part of Pakistan’s original 15-member squad for World Cup 2019. Since teams are allowed by ICC to change their squads until May 23, he was the part of plans for the mega event. Amir was the part of 1st ODI at The Oval last week but the game was abandoned after only 19 overs in which Pakistan batted first. He missed the 2nd ODI as he fell ill on Friday. Before him Shadab Khan was the one who picked up a virus that ruled him out of the series against England.