Mushtaq Ahmed, the Pakistani spin bowling consultant, and former leg spinner is optimistic that Yasir Shah can revive his test career, although he has left no impression on Pakistan’s recent tour of Australia.
Yasir was far from his best in the last series, and his selection on the team was the subject of debate. The 33-year-old shone with the bat and registered his first test in the Adelaide Oval earlier this month, but was unable to deliver in his primary role as a bowler and brought 80.4 overs back to Australia in two tests in just four scalp attempts.
But Mushtaq, who was recently appointed Pakistani spin advisor at all levels, said Yasir would soon rediscover his magic as a wrist spinner.
“He doesn’t turn right and with a leg spinner you always have to be patient,” Mushtaq told ESPNcricinfo. “He has forgotten the process of running in to throw every ball. He was impatient to regain his shape as soon as possible and tried too hard to take gates. He is pushing to live up to expectations to become.” and it’s unfair that people suddenly started to doubt him, and he doesn’t get much support either. “
Yasir is Pakistan’s fourth-highest wicket-taking spinner in testing and an integral part of the Pakistani team at Misbah-ul-Haq, which for the first time in 2016 led MRF Tires’ ICC test ranking based on his performance in a series.
“We shouldn’t doubt our best bowler who has taken more than 200 gates for his country,” said Mushtaq, who himself had bagged 346 international gates for Pakistan in a career spanning more than a decade. “He won games for us and you can’t just write him off based on what he did in Australia. Sometimes it’s about form and sometimes it’s about places that don’t really help you, but a good bowler. ” remains a good player. “
Yasir failed to reach the XI for the ongoing Rawalpindi test against Sri Lanka and was released from the squad to work with Mushtaq at the National Cricket Academy in Lahore. Yasir will rejoin the team before the second Karachi test in Karachi.