Derbyshire signs Mohammad Amir for the Season 2024

Derbyshire has taken on an ex-Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Amir, as an overseas player from the beginning second half of the season 2024.

Mohammad Amir picked up two wickets, Jamaica Tallawahs vs Trinbago Knight Riders, CPL 2022, Gros Islet, September 10, 2022 © Getty Images

Amir 31-year-old Amir is available during the opening portion of County Championship fixtures of the 2024 season, as for the whole T20 Blast group stage.

Considered to be among the top Pakistan quicks of his time, Amir claimed 259 international wickets across 147 games in different formats. He also took 119 dismissals from Tests, and his most impressive statistics was 644 in the match against West Indies in 2017.

He was an integral part of Mickey Arthur’s Pakistan team, which took home this year’s ICC Champions Trophy, with Amir scoring 3-16 at the end of the match and removing Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, and Virat Kohli.

Amir has claimed 266 first-class wickets throughout his career, with an average of 22.63. In addition, he boasts 287 Twenty20 wickets to his credit that were taken across the world with an average of 22.28 and an economic percentage of 7.12.

Amir is regarded as a must-have in T20 tournaments across the globe. He also has expertise with the English home game. He played in Essex and Gloucestershire in 2022 and 2017 and 2022, respectively.

The Head of Cricket, Mickey Arthur, said, “Mohammad is a world-respected speed bowler whom I’m delighted to welcome to Derbyshire. We will have him leading our team in T20 and red ball during the opening half of the next season. I’m looking forward to seeing the results he can produce.

“I know Mohammad’s talent, and he’s been an all-time big-game performer throughout his career. That’s what I’ve observed firsthand. I’m sure the Derbyshire supporters will be thrilled to see Mohammad taking on the challenge.”

Amir said: “I’ve enjoyed my experiences with county cricket over the years and joining forces with Mickey, with whom I’ve had tremendous success playing internationally, is something I’m anticipating.

“The County Championship is so special, and I’ve always had a blast playing cricket for the first time in England. I’ve spoken with Mickey about the level of quality within the team, and I’m hoping to be able to assist Derbyshire in competing in the white and red ball game this summer.”

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