Pakistan fans are bracing themselves up to witness their team taking the field against England next month for the historic Test and T20I series amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Pakistan will play three Tests and as many T20Is on English soil.
All the matches are scheduled to be played behind closed doors, and the players will reside in a bio-secure environment during the series. These matches will also feature fresh ICC rules like the ban on saliva, etc.
Ahead of the Test series which will begin from August 5, Pakistan’s magical leg-spinner Yasir Shah has revealed his desire of scoring a Test century in England.
In December 2019, Yasir smashed a Test ton at the Adelaide Oval. He had scored 113 runs during that game.
While speaking to the media on Tuesday, the leggie revealed that he is focusing a lot on his batting these days.
“Googly and leg-breaks are my weapons. I am concentrating on my batting as well and will try to score a hundred in England. I am consistently practising my skills as a batsman in the nets,” said Yasir.
Yasir also expressed that Pakistan’s pace unit has all the ability to give a hard time to England batsmen.
“I am hopeful for a good showing in the series against England. The weather and conditions will help Pakistan. Calling our players inexperienced is not completely true. Our young bowlers have been performing really well. Mohammad Abbas has experience playing county cricket. There are a lot of expectations from Shaheen Shah. We will get an advantage because of the swing on offer in England,” the 34-year-old added.
Speaking about his bowling and return after the injury, Yasir stated that the bowling coach Mushtaq Ahmed has guided him pretty well. He articulated that his form was affected by the injury, but now his confidence is back.
“My performance was impacted by my injury. I have worked really hard to come back. My confidence is back, and I am satisfied with my bowling. Bowling Coach, Mushtaq Ahmed is giving me his undivided attention. Having him back with the team has been very beneficial. Expectations increase with good performances. I will try to reach those expectations,” concluded Yasir.