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Waqar Younis confident Mohammad Amir will soon be at his best

Waqar Younis confident Mohammad Amir will soon be at his best
Waqar Younis feels Mohammad Amir will get better as he gets to play more games.
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Pakistan coach Waqar Younis is assured that fast bowler Mohammad Amir will soon be back to bowling at his best once he gets the experience of a few matches under his belt on his comeback trail.

Amir is currently slated to make a return to international cricket in the upcoming limited overs series against New Zealand after being named in the squad.

When he first arrived at the scene in 2009, Amir turned heads with his ability to swing the ball at will and cause immense damage with pace and accuracy.

However, his involvement in the 2010 spot fixing scandal during the England tour stalled his career and he was made to serve a five-year ban for his actions. 

There have been doubts, if Amir can ever achieve the heights, he previously scaled early in his career, but Younis is confident that it is only a matter of time before the 23-year-old is back at his best.

"I think there's more to come - he's not at what you would probably have seen five years ago, but he's definitely thereabout.

"I guess once he's started playing at the international level, and he's played a few games and gets into it, you'll see the best of him.

"He was under pressure when he first arrived but he's fine, he's coping really well.

"The boys are helping him out to be part of the team, and I'm sure he's going to deliver the goods."

Pakistan will face a rampant New Zealand side which recently chased down Sri Lanka's score of 142 runs in just 10 overs in the second Twenty20 International to complete a 2-0 series whitewash.

New Zealand managed to secure victories in the Test, ODI and the T20I series against Sri Lanka and Younis is aware of the danger the Black Caps pose.

"The stats tell the story - they're playing some top cricket, and what they've done to Sri Lanka, that's something unreal

"But I guess it's a different ball game against us."

Pakistan will begin their limited overs tour of New Zealand with the first T20I on 15th January at the Eden Park in Auckland.

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