[caption id="attachment_801155" align="alignnone" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-801155" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Amir-AFP.jpg" alt="" width="628" height="471" /> Mohammad Amir helped Essex win the first-class County Championship in 2017 during a stint that saw him take career-best figures of 10 for 72 against Yorkshire at Scarborough. @ AFP[/caption] <p></p> <p></p><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/pakistan/">Pakistan</a> fast bowler <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/mohammad-amir">Mohammad Amir</a> is set to join up with Essex again for a spell in the forthcoming domestic Twenty20 Blast competition, the English county announced Friday. <p></p> <p></p>The 26-year-old left-arm quick helped Essex win the first-class County Championship in 2017 during a stint that saw him take career-best figures of 10 for 72 against <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/yorkshire">Yorkshire</a> at Scarborough. <p></p> <p></p>Amir will be available for eight games in this year's Blast, including Essex's opener against <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/middlesex">Middlesex</a> at Lord's on July 18. "I'm very excited to return to Chelmsford and re-join my Essex team-mates," Amir told the county's website. <p></p> <p></p>"I thoroughly enjoyed my time here in 2017 and I'm looking forward to playing my role in the club's success this season." (<strong>ALSO READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/jason-holder-to-play-for-northamptonshire-during-start-of-2019-county-season-800678">Jason Holder to play for Northamptonshire during start of 2019 county season</a></strong>) <p></p> <p></p>Due to family commitments, Amir will miss the games against Surrey and Kent while his final match for Essex is set to be against <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/glamorgan">Glamorgan</a> on August 16. <p></p> <p></p>Essex coach Anthony McGrath added: "Mo is one of the most exciting bowling talents in the world and I'm ecstatic he's going to be back with us." <p></p> <p></p>Amir's career looked finished when he was given a five-year ban and jailed for involvement in a spot-fixing 'sting' during Pakistan's 2010 Test against England at Lord's. But he returned to international cricket in 2016 and has now played 36 Tests, 49 one-day internationals and 42 Twenty20s.