Cricket

Arthur: Yasir Shah likely fit for 1st Test

2016-12-12 08:39
Yasir Shah (Getty Images)

Brisbane - Pakistan cricket coach Mickey Arthur says leg-spinner Yasir Shah should be fit to play in the day-night first Test against Australia at Brisbane from Thursday.

Yasir missed Pakistan's warm-up match against a Cricket Australia XI because of a back injury but Arthur said he "seemed fine" and was likely to play.

He said "you don't want to deprive the Australian public the chance to see an unbelievable leg-spinner go about his business."

Arthur said Yasir, who has taken 116 wickets in only 20 Tests, was integral to Pakistan's plans for the Test at the Gabba ground.

Yasir made his Test debut against Australia in the United Arab Emirates in 2014 and took 12 wickets in the series at an average of 17.25 to propel Pakistan to a 2-0 win.

Read more on:    pakistan  |  yasir shah  |  cricket

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs
Vote

Following Ottis Gibson's firing, who would you like to see handed the new Team Manager role?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.