PSL 8: Mohammad Amir suffers injury setback

He is likely to miss match against Multan Sultans

February 20, 2023
Amir is suffering from a groin injury — PCB

Karachi Kings' pacer Mohammad Amir is likely to miss the match against Multan Sultans on February 22, during the ongoing Pakistan Super League (PSL), due to a groin injury. 

The fast-bowler suffered the injury during Karachi's match against Lahore Qalandars on Sunday and could only bowl two overs. 

According to sources, Amir’s rehabilitation will continue in Karachi during the pacer’s time on the sidelines.

However, the Kings are hopeful that Amir will be back for their match against Multan Sultans on February 26. 

Amir has claimed four wickets in as many matches of the PSL 8 at an economy rate of 7.64. 

It must be noted that Karachi beat Lahore by 67 runs to secure their maiden victory in PSL 8 on Sunday. 

Put to bat first, Kings posted a competitive 186-run target on the scoreboard before bowling out Qalandars for 118 runs in 17.3 overs.

Skipper Imad Wasim struck in his last over after Akif Javed took two wickets to put Kings in control against Qalandars.

After Aamer Yamin and Mohammad Amir gave the Kings two early breakthroughs, Tahir Baig and Kamran Ghulam led the run-chase.

But young bowler Akif, who was roped in as a replacement for an injured Mir Hamza, struck twice in his third over to send the two batters back to the pavilion and put his side on course for victory.

The closing ceremony and final of PSL 8 will be played on March 19 in Lahore, which will also host play-offs.

The winner will not only lift the Supernova Trophy but will also collect a cheque of Rs120m, while the runners-up will receive a cheque of Rs48m.

Lahore Qalandars will attempt to become the first side to win back-to-back titles; meanwhile Islamabad United will aim to become the most successful side by lifting the trophy thrice.

Rawalpindi will stage 11 fixtures, Karachi and Lahore will host nine matches each, whereas Multan will have five home games.

Faizan Lakhani is Deputy Editor (Sports) at Geo News.