Monday 12 July 2010 

Cricket World® Player Of The Week - Mohammad Aamer

Cricket World® Player Of The Week - Mohammad Aamer
Cricket World® Player Of The Week - Mohammad Aamer
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Pakistan left-arm fast bowler Mohammad Aamer has been named as the Cricket World® Player Of The Week after he helped his side to two wins in as many days over Australia.

The 18-year-old starred with both bat and ball as Pakistan took a 2-0 Twenty20 International series win as they made a triumphant return to England - the venue for their 2009 ICC World Twenty20 triumph.

In the opening game at Edgbaston, Aamer was unbeaten on 11 as Pakistan posted 167 for eight and he then returned three for 27 from his four overs, taking the wickets of Shane Watson, Cameron White and Steve Smith as Australia were dismissed for 144.

Aamer was in even better form in the second game, when his unbeaten 21 in 11 balls steered Pakistan to a score of 162 for nine, which again proved to be a winning total.

Aamer then dismissed David Warner, Michael Clarke and Mitchell Johnson to return three for 27 once again as Pakistan sealed victory by 11 runs.

Other contenders for the weekly award included Ireland's Kevin O'Brien, Afghanistan's Nowroz Mangal, England's Ian Bell, Charlotte Edwards and Jonathan Trott and Bangladesh's Shafiul Islam and Raqibul Hasan and Netherlands' Tom Cooper.

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