Amir set for Essex debut next week


Following his arrival in Chelmsford this week, overseas star Mohammad Amir is set to make his debut against Middlesex in the Specsavers County Championship day/night match next week. 

After his impressive form for Pakistan in the Champions Trophy victory, Amir will join up with the Essex squad looking to contribute to a promising start to the season. 

The 25-year-old will go straight into the squad for the pink ball round of fixtures, and hopes to make his debut at The Cloudfm County Ground on Monday 26 June. 

Essex Head Coach Chris Silverwood is thrilled to see Amir at the Club and said: “I think everyone has seen in recent weeks what a coup it is bringing him to the Club.

“He is one of the most exciting bowling talents in the world and we can’t wait to see what he can do in an Essex shirt. It should be a great spectacle on Monday, with the pink ball under lights and I am sure we will be backed by a big crowd.”

The Pakistan International is available for all NatWest T20 Blast and Specsavers County Championship matches until the end of the season.

Tickets for the match against Middlesex are on sale now, priced at £13 Adults, £10 Students/Young Adults, £5 Juniors (U18s) and Adult tickets for all 4 days are also available priced at £28. Spectators can also gain entry after the Lunch break (scheduled at 4pm) for the price of £10 Adults, £10 Students/Young Adults, £3 Juniors (U18s).

You can also watch Amir in action for the Essex Eagles with the NatWest T20 Blast competition starting on July 7 at The Cloudfm County Ground against Surrey. Tickets for all 7 home games are on sale now with limited availability on certain matches.