Yasir Shah eager to play for Pakistan once more

RAWALPINDI: Pakistan leg-spinner Yasir Shah is keen to signify the nationwide aspect after practically a yr’s hole after they tour Sri Lanka for a two-match Check sequence subsequent month.

The 36-year-old, whose earlier look for Pakistan was in opposition to the West Indies in August final yr, was included within the squad for the Sri Lanka sequence following 12 months of battle with damage and health.

Through the interval he was additionally named in a rape case, although the costs in opposition to him had been later dropped.

“I’m grateful to be again with the staff and loved coaching with the squad right now within the nets,” Yasir informed reporters on the sidelines of Pakistan’s preparatory camp for the sequence on Sunday.

Yasir boasts an distinctive file in Sri Lanka and bagged 24 wickets when Pakistan final performed them in 2015, serving to his staff to a 2-1 sequence win.

The veteran of 46 Exams shrugged off any probabilities of him being underneath strain having being known as after a substantial time exterior the squad.

“There’s by no means strain about making a comeback,” mentioned Yasir. “I’m trying ahead to interrupt my very own data.”

Yasir was named as a reserve within the Pakistan roster for Australia’s historic tour to the nation earlier this yr. He, nevertheless, was not rushed into the aspect because of a thumb damage.

The wrist-spinner, although, captained Baloch­istan to victory within the Pakistan Cup — the nation’s premier home 50-over competitors — which was held parallel to the Australia Exams.

He completed because the event’s second highest wicket-taker with 24 scalps earlier than present process a month-long conditioning camp on the Nationwide Excessive Perfor­mance Centre forward of becoming a member of the Pakistan squad.

“I attended the month-long camp on the NHPC earlier and labored on my bowling with Mushi Bhai (Mushtaq Ahmed),” mentioned Yasir.

“I’ve tried to organize myself for the Sri Lankan situations.

“We’ll even have a tour match in Sri Lanka. I’m properly ready and I’ve already performed a sequence over there, so I’ll be assured.”

Pakistan will begin their tour of Sri Lanka with a three-day warm-up match from July 11 earlier than taking up the house aspect within the first Check on July 16 in Galle.

The second will begin on July 24 in Colombo.

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