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Amir likely to play in Champions Trophy final

Pakistan's pace spearhead Mohammad Amir is likely to be fit for selection for the ICC Champions Trophy title clash against India on Sunday.

Speaking to the media after Amir took part in an entire training session on Friday, Pakistan bowling coach Azhar Mahmood confirmed that the speedster, who missed the semi-final against England due to a back spasm, was fit but did not categorically say whether he will play at the Oval on Sunday.

A back spasm had ruled Amir out of the semi-final on June 14, after he failed a fitness test shortly before the toss.

"Amir bowled today (at the nets). Amir is fit. We have not decided about (playing him)," Mahmood said here on Friday.
Despite bowling well, Amir went wicketless in the first two group matches, against India and South Africa.

Against Sri Lanka, he took 2 for 53 and scored a valuable 28 not out in an eighth-wicket partnership, which sealed a semi-final place for Pakistan.
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