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Yasir Shah Released From Test Squad to Work With Mushtaq Ahmed

Pakistan leg-spinner Yasir Shah didn’t have the best of outings against in the recently concluded series against Australia, and now has been temporarily released from the Test squad for the Sri Lanka series to work with Mushtaq Ahmed at the National Cricket Academy in Lahore.

Cricketnext Staff |December 12, 2019, 7:41 PM IST
Yasir Shah Released From Test Squad to Work With Mushtaq Ahmed

Pakistan leg-spinner Yasir Shah didn’t have the best of outings against in the recently concluded series against Australia, and now has been temporarily released from the Test squad for the Sri Lanka series to work with Mushtaq Ahmed at the National Cricket Academy in Lahore.

Shah, who is quickest to 200 Test wickets in history, missed out on a spot in the playing XI in the ongoing Test against Sri Lanka at Rawalpindi as the management went in with four fast bowlers.

The 33-year-old Shah will join the squad in Karachi on 16 December, ahead of the second Test.

In the first Test against Australia at Brisbane, he conceded 205 for four wickets, while in the second encounter at Adelaide, he went wicketless, giving away 197 runs.

“It's every spinner's wish to do well in Australia because that raises your image and profile,” he had said in Adelaide. “I've put in a lot of hard work. The last time I bowled too fast. And I was bowling at a faster pace than what I wanted to here, too, and I didn't use my variations well.”

Though he failed with the ball, but was mighty impressive with the bat as he recorded his maiden ton in Adelaide.

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