LORDS: Pakistani left-arm fast bowler Mohammad Amir said on Friday he’s fit and ready for the series.
“I can clearly see a big difference in my fitness level and I am ready for the tour of England. “
Amir, who was just 18 years old when he was banned from all forms of cricket by the ICC, is all set to join the national team for England tour.
“To be honest, I never thought about my comeback and I feel seriously lucky to play Test cricket again,” Amir said, adding that it is a blessing to him that he is starting right from where he stopped in 2010.
Referring to his ban, Amir said: “I have not forgotten 2010 and I want to supersede my past with a better future. I still hold those moments (from 2010) in my memory but I want to get my name on the honor board at Lord’s once again.”
Amir has played One-Day internationals and Twenty20 Internationals since his ban was lifted on Sept 3 last year, but his return to Test cricket will be at the same Lord’s ground where the doors of international cricket were shut on him in 2010.