While the rest of the Pakistan squad landed in the UK for Tests against England and Ireland, the team’s pace spearhead Mohammad Amir did not travel with the team due visa issues but PCB confirms that the visa issues have been resolved and the speedster was granted visa by the UK.
South Africa takes on Pakistan in today’s Champions Trophy game as favourites. South Africa are the highest ranked team in the Champions Trophy while Pakistan lie at the eighth, lowest among the teams in the tournament.
Pakistan left-arm paceman Mohammad Amir claimed his first five-wicket haul since returning from a five-year ban on a rain-shortened second day of the first Test against West Indies in Kingston, Jamaica on Saturday.
A strong fourth innings fightback that had nearly clinched a remarkable record run chase in the first Test loss to Australia in Brisbane had given Pakistan the confidence they needed for the rest of the series, captain Misbah-ul-haq has said.