Why Mohammed Amir has boosted Pakistan's 2023 World Cup chances: The Cricket Pod

Also in this episode, we have conversations with sports editor Graham Caygill and analyst Freddie Wilde on Ashes 2019

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This week on The Cricket Pod, Chitrabhanu Kadalayil and Graham Caygill discuss Mohammed Amir's decision to retire from the Test format in his bid to extend his limited-overs international career.

There is a strong case to be made for why the talented 27-year-old fast bowler made the right decision, in that a fit and confident Amir will only bolster Pakistan's chances of winning the 2023 World Cup in India – so long as the 1992 champions can sort out issues with their batting in the interim period.

Also this week:

We talk about Ashes 2019. Can newly-crowned world champions England take back the urn from holders Australia, especially given the context of their come-from-behind victory against Ireland at Lord's?

Will limited-overs specialists Jason Roy and Jofra Archer be able to make the upgrade to Test cricket? Also, should the fans around the world put behind them the 2018 ball-tampering scandal once and for all, and just focus on watching Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft in action again?

Kadalayil has conversations with Caygill and cricket analyst Freddie Wilde about what they expect to see from the five Test matches.

FILE PHOTO: Cricket - ICC Cricket World Cup - New Zealand v Pakistan - Edgbaston, Birmingham, Britian - June 26, 2019   Pakistan's Mohammad Amir celebrates taking the wicket of New Zealand's Martin Guptill   Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Boyers/File Photo