Mohammad Aamer  © Getty Images
Mohammad Aamer © Getty Images

Mohammad Aamer was the first international player picked in the T10 league that is being played at Dubai.  He was picked by the Maratha Arabians Teams which is led by Virender Sehwag and coached by Wasim Akram.

The Arabians entered semi-final by defeating Punjabi Legends on Saturday. Aamer’s one wicket and 14 runs in two overs ensured a win for his side defending 130 runs. Talking about the tournament Aamer shares his experience.

‘It is all about dot balls’

“It is all about dot balls in this format. The more dot balls you bowl, the better your confidence gets. If you are not leaking runs in T10 cricket, then T20 cricket will seem like a very long format,” he said.

“This is a high-pressure format, and if you do well here, you will feel less pressure in T20 cricket. In one way it is a very testing format for the bowlers,”

Aamer later spoke about thinking on feet and using variations as there are only two overs to bowl.

“It is very important to test your skills, because you have to think of every ball. So it is very important to bowl your yorkers and slower balls very well, because the batsmen are hitting the length balls very well,” he said.

“A fast bowler has to use his pace very well and I am doing just that. I am also trying to bring in every possible variation in my bowling.”

Aamer later added Test cricket and T20 cannot be compared but T10 is preparing him for every conditions which is necessary for bowlers.

“Test cricket is a totally different format. You have to bowl longer spells. Then you have the red ball to consider. Swinging conditions have to be considered. You cannot compare T20 cricket and Test cricket. But as a professional you have to adapt to every possible condition,” he said.

Aamer managed to take one wicket in six overs with an economy of 8.83 which is impressive in a 10-over game. The Maratha Arabians take on the Kerala Kings in the semi-finals at 5.30pm local time on Sunday.