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Amir delighted by Cook reception at Essex

Mohammad Amir

By: Sarwar Alam

Pakistan bowler Mohammad Amir has praised the way former England captain Alastair Cook welcomed him to Essex ahead of his upcoming debut with the English county. Left-arm paceman Amir joined Essex after helping Pakistan win the Champions Trophy, with the 25-year-old taking three for 16 in Sunday’s stunning 180-run demolition of India in the final. He is expected to play in Monday’s County Championship fixture against title-holders Middlesex, having seemingly earned his redemption following a spot-fixing ban in 2010 that brought a five-year ban and nearly ended his career. After his return, Amir was granted a visa to tour England…

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