Wahab: Amir is a great addtion for NZ tour


Mohammad Amir will be a great addition to the Pakistan bowling attack for their upcoming limited-overs matches in New Zealand, according to paceman Wahab Riaz.

Wahab, who like Amir is a left-arm seamer, has arguably been Pakistan's best fast bowler over the last year and feels Amir's introduction back into the team, after a five-year ban for spot-fixing, will ease some of the pressure off him.

The 30 year-old Wahab said: "Amir is a great introduction to the team. He's getting a chance. He's a great fast bowler – he's proved that in the past. It's time for him to prove here as well. And he will prove it.

"With him there's less pressure on me as a bowler, because I'm getting his support. Umar Gul is back and is doing really well. It's going to be a good combination for Pakistan.

"Amir is a good inswing bowler, bowling with the new ball. He can bowl outswing as well. If you can take wickets with the new ball the pressure will always be on the batsmen.

"That's I'm saying that him coming into the team will help us more."

Pakistan will play three T20s and three ODIs against the Black Caps, starting at Eden Park on Friday.