Pakistan vs ICC World XI 2017: Mohammad Aamer could opt out due to personal reasons
Other team sources claim that Mohammad Aamer may skip the ICC World XI series since he suffered a back strain while playing for Essex.
Mohammad Aamer (above) has taken permission from the PCB and head coach Mickey Arthur to be with his wife Getty Images (File Photo)
Karachi: Pakistan could be without their top paceman Mohammad Aamer for the Twenty20 series against the World Eleven as he wants to be with his wife in London for the birth of their child, next week. According to Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) sources, Aamer has taken permission from the PCB and head coach Mickey Arthur to be with his wife. However, other team sources claim that Aamer may skip the series in Lahore since he suffered a back strain while playing his last match for Essex. "He has been playing non-stop cricket this year and understandably he might not want to take any gamble with his back problem as Pakistan is due to play a full series with Sri Lanka later in September in the UAE, one source said. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: Pakistan vs ICC World XI 2017, 1st T20I at Lahore
Aamer produced a blistering three-wicket burst against India in the Champions Trophy final to seal Pakistan s victory at the Oval in June. Since that final he has not returned to Pakistan even for the celebrations that followed as he was busy playing for Essex in the County championship. Meanwhile, in what could be the beginning of international cricket resuming in strife-torn Pakistan, a World Eleven side landed in Lahore in the wee hours on Monday for a Twenty20 (T20) series against the hosts.