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Mohammad Amir likely to be fit for final

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Pakistan fastt bowler Mohammad Amir is likely to be fit for selection for the Champions Trophy final against India on Sunday, after completing an entire training session at The Oval on Friday. A back spasm had ruled Amir out of the semi-final against England on June 14, after he failed a fitness test shortly before the toss.
Azhar Mahmood, Pakistan's bowling coach, said Amir was fit but did not comment on whether the bowler would play the final. "Amir bowled today. Amir is fit," Mahmood said on Friday. "We have not decided about (playing him)."
Amir's likely availability could leave Pakistan with a conundrum, albeit a happy one. Despite bowling well, Amir was wicketless in the first two league matches, against India and South Africa. He had success against Sri Lanka, taking 2 for 53 and scoring a valuable 28 not out in an eighth-wicket partnership that sealed a semi-final place for Pakistan.
"When you go to a final, you want your experienced player, you want him to be fully fit and participating on that particular day," Mahmood said. But (we have told him) if he has any doubt he should let us know. At the moment he bowled today. He is fine. Yeah, definitely you would go with Amir, but we don't mind if Amir can't play. If he is not fit, then we have to move on." In the semi-final, Amir was replaced by Rumman Raees, another left-arm fast bowler who made his ODI debut in the match; he shared the new ball with Junaid Khan and took 2 for 44 in Pakistan's eight-wicket victory.
Along with Hasan Ali, who has emerged as Pakistan's bowler of the tournament, Raees and Junaid surprised England, dismissing one of the best batting units over the last two years for 211.

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