Mohammad Amir will be one of the saddest stories in international cricket over the past decade Plus because of how great he could have become and because of one bad mistake , he had his cricket life ruined. Still in the short time he was able to play, he was one of the best fast bowlers in the world. He played in 36 Test Matches for Pakistan. In those Matches he picked 119 wickets at an average of 30.40. He has taken 4 Five Wicket Hauls in Test Cricket. He has also played in 62 ODIs and he has taken 81 Wickets. In total he has taken 190 international wickets.
Let’s look at the Top 5 Best Bowling Performances of Mohammad Amir
1) 3/20 and 4/86 vs Australia (2011)
This was one of his best performances in test cricket. This was against the best Australian test team and this was In England. In the first batting innings of Australia, Amir took 3 Wickets for just 20 runs. He bowled 11 overs in this match and had an economy rate of less than 2 in the innings. In the second Batting innings he bowled 27 overs and he took 4 wickets by giving away 86 runs at less than 4 runs per over. He took 7 wickets in the match and Pakistan won this test match by 3 Wickets.
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2) 6/44 vs West Indies (2017)
This was the best bowling performance by Mohammad Amir in a test innings. It came in 2017 and it came against the West Indies. Pakistan At that time were a very good test team and he was the leader of the attack. He took 6 wickets in the first batting innings of the West Indies. He bowled 28 overs in the innings and at 1.5 runs per over-, he absolutely destroyed the batting of West Indies and took 6 wickets. As a result of this incredible performance, Pakistan won this match by 7 wickets.
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3) 5/52 vs England (2010)
This was the second innings of this test match and it was Mohammad Amir at his very best. He was taking wickets in every test match. He picked up 6 wickets in the second innings of this test match. England were in a good position and Amir bowled a spell of 19 overs and he gave away 52 runs at just under 3 runs per over. He took 5 Wickets and this performance was enough to secure a historic 4 wicket win against England.
4) 4/36 vs England (2018)
The last performance in this list was also against England and this one was also against England. However the circumstances were totally different as it was before and after the suspension of Mohammad Amir for fixing. This test match was at Lord’s and in the second innings was where Amir bowled this match winning spell. He bowled 18.1 overs in this match and he gave away 36 runs which is 2 runs per over and he took 4 important wickets. As a result, Pakistan won this test match by 9 wickets.
5) 4/28 vs Sri Lanka (2009)
This was one of the best ODI bowling performances by Mohammad Amir in his career. He was bowling like the best fast bowler in the world in 2009 and in this match against Sri Lanka he was at his ruthless best as in the chasing innings he bowled 9 overs in the match and he got 4 wickets for just 28 runs at 3 runs per over. This was a statement that he was a very good all format fast bowler. Pakistan won this match by a whopping 132 runs.
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