Pakistan expect Yasir Shah to be fit for the second Test against England in Dubai subsequent to recuperating from the back injury which precluded him of the opening test. Be that as it may, Manager Intikhab Alam implied there could be a new inclusion to the squad after Pakistan’s endeavors to ring Zafar Gohar for this match were frustrated by visa issues.
That could toss an interesting couple of names into the casing. A long shot would be Saeed Ajmal, who tormented England here in 2012, however has needed to redesign his action and was not viable for Worcestershire in the County Championship this year, while another choice may be offspinner Bilal Asif despite the fact that his bowling action is under investigation after he took 5 wickets against Zimbabwe in the final ODI of the 3 match series.
However the reporting and evaluation procedure set around the ICC permits him to bowl until the tests’ consequences are known. The testing needs to happen inside of 14 days of the report and he will travel from Dubai to Chennai, one of the ICC’s testing centres,on October 18. He would be accessible for choice until the outcomes get through, a procedure that takes a further 14 days, which means, he can in any event be accessible for the Dubai Test beginning on October 22.
Coming back to Yasir Shah, he has been spoted running around the ground amid interims and having a go in the nets, during the past two days. “He is fit and will be match fit by the second Test,” Alam said. “We no more require Zafar as he was just named substitution for the first Test yet he didn’t make it, so we have a lot of time in front of the 2nd test to choose.”
Lets see if Pakistan call for another spinner or they stick with Zulfiqar Babar, who has been wicketless in 48 overs he bowled before lunch on the fourth day.