Pakistani leg-spinner Yasir Shah has been recalled to the Test squad four years after his last appearance. The 32-year-old, who is ranked second in the world for Test leg-spin, played the last of his 24 Tests against England in December 2014.
Yasir was suspended from international cricket for three years in 2016 after he tested positive for a banned substance. He has since returned to domestic cricket and taken 191 wickets at an average of 22.02. “I am really happy to be back in the Pakistan Test squad,” Yasir said. “I have worked hard on my game and I am confident that I can do well for my country.
Yasir Shah made his debut in 2009. He is a leg-spinner who has been successful in international cricket. He is trying to clear his name and return to cricket as soon as possible. Pakistani leg-spinner Yasir Shah has been recalled to the Test squad for the upcoming series against Sri Lanka, after being out of the side for four years.
Yasir was left out of the squad for the tour of England earlier this year, with Shadab Khan and Faheem Ashraf preferred as spinners. However, with Shadab struggling with a niggle and Ashraf not having played a Test match yet, Yasir has been given another chance.
“He is our No.1 spinner and we have brought him back because we need him,” said head coach Mickey Arthur. “We are playing three Tests in Sri Lanka and he will be very important.”
Yasir Shah is hopeful that he can continue to perform well and help Pakistan win more matches. He was recently quoted as saying, “I am feeling good and confident at the moment. I just want to keep performing well and helping my team win games.” This sentiment was echoed by Pakistani cricket officials, who are optimistic that Yasir can help the team win some important matches in the near future.