Worcester:Pakistan spinner Yasir Shah is hopeful of getting dry wickets during their upcoming Test series against England as he feels it will aid his bowling against a strong English batting line-up.
Yasir Shah is working on his googly and other variations with Mushtaq Ahmed, who is in the Pakistan setup as their spin bowling coach."My googly is coming out well.In the two-day match, all the googlies I bowled landed well and spun well. I think it will be my most important weapon,'' Shah was quoted as saying by ICC.
The first of the three-match Test series is scheduled to start on August 5 in Manchester while Southampton will host the next two matches.Pakistan cricketers are currently under a 14-day quarantine period, following which they will travel to Derbyshire on July 13.
Notably, August is generally drier in England with spinners expected to get better purchase off the wicket."Counties usually sign spinners for July to September because in these three months, spinners get help on dry wickets," Yasir said while adding that he is "hopeful that the wickets will assist the spinners."
Yasir is also aiming to add valuable runs down the order with his batting like he did in Australia last year when he scored his maiden Test century.
"I am working on my batting in the nets. When the team needs you, you need to step up. So I do have a target, of scoring a century in England. If I can hit a hundred at Adelaide, I can do it here as well," he said.(UNI)