Yasir Shah can be lethal in limited over cricket as well if he continuously attacks batsman, and that will make him one of the dangerous leg spinners around.
This was said by Pakistan cricket team coach Mickey Arthur on Monday, April 22-2019 while addressing press conference alongwith skipper Sarfaraz at Lahore.
The questions about Yasir arised after he was included in the squad to face England after Shadab Khan’s tests revealed a virus which would require at least four weeks of rest and treatment.
The leg spinner who is the fastest-ever to 200 Test wickets hasn’t been able to replicate his Test form in limited overs cricket. So far in his 24 ODIs, he has taken 23 wickets at 47.39.
“Yasir was the fastest to 200 wickets in Test cricket. That shows he can bowl. The last two ODIs that we played against Australia, he bowled the best he did in that series. The key for Yasir is to challenge both edges. If Yasir is challenging both inside and outside edges he becomes a different beast,” said Arthur.
Further explaining Arthur said, “If he is only challenging the outside edge, players can line him up and hit him on one side of the ground. Yasir is under no illusions that he has to challenge the inside edge as well that means bowling his googly more often. If we get on a wicket that just grips a little bit, Yasir can still be a weapon for us”.
Mickey said that squad is still open and players can make their way into team for World Cup until May 23.
Pakistan will leave for the UK on Tuesday, April 23 and play three one-day matches against county sides before taking on England in the lone T20I and five-match ODI series.