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Yasir Shah Ready To Join Pakistan Test Team

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Yasir Shah is a fine test bowler and talented cricketer. He is just 35 years old and has been going through fitness issues for a very long time. Now he said that he is fit and ready to join the Pakistan test team and will play the next series. He has also proven to be a great fielder outside the ring as well. That is why he has been picked up in the Pakistan cricket team in the limited-overs format. No wonder he is a national team player and has taken part in the ICC World Cup 2019. So, where do things stand right now? How is he performing in the Pakistan test team? And what is the future of Yasir Shah in international cricket? Keep reading to know more.

Playing Conditions in Pakistan Test Team

Yasir Shah is one of the most talented Test bowlers from Pakistan. However, he is not being picked for the national team because of his poor performance in recent times. Yasir Shah has been in and out of the Test team for the last few years. The former captain Misbah-ul-Haq and the current skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed have preferred other bowlers over Yasir Shah. But one thing is clear. Yasir Shah is a better bowler than the players who are being picked for the national team now. Yasir Shah’s stats in Tests are interesting. He has taken 165 wickets in 38 matches at an average of 29.00. His economy rate is 3.65 and his average with fours and sixes is 29.

The above data shows us that Yasir Shah is a much better bowler than other players on the Pakistani Test team. So, it will be great if he gets a chance to prove his worth on the national team once again.

Yasir Shah’s Stats

Career statistics
Format Test
Matches 46
Runs scored 847
Batting average 13.66
100s/50s 1/0
Top score 113
Wickets 235
Bowling average 31.08
5 wickets in an innings 16
10 wickets in a match 3
Best bowling 8/41

Future of Yasir Shah in International Cricket

He performed well and took three five-wicket hauls during the series. He also played an important part in the final match at Mumbai. He played a smart knock of 88 as Pakistan chased down a daunting 252 for 9. Yasir Shah helped Pakistan to reach the target with three balls to spare. He also made it to the ICC World Cup 2019 team as a reserve bowler.

It is a momentous occasion for Yasir Shah. He will be the first Pakistani bowler to take part in the World Cup. He has proved his worth in the international circuit and will be participating in the World Cup for the first time. It is a huge achievement for him.

Conclusion

Pakistan has been one of the best Tests teams in the world for the last few years. But they have not been able to win the elusive World Cup. Yasir Shah’s participation in the World Cup will be a great morale booster for the team. Pakistan will probably play five or six matches in the tournament. It is important for the team to perform well in this ODI World Cup 2019 so that they can be in contention for the trophy at the end of it. Yasir Shah’s participation in the World Cup will be a great boost for the team.

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