Yasir Shah, Mushtaq Ahmed
Mushtaq Ahmed. Credit: Twitter

The Pakistan Cricket Board appointed Mushtaq Ahmed as the Spin consultant of the team for one year. The former spinner of Pakistan asked to train Yasir Shah at the National Cricket Academy to get him ready for the second Test match against Sri Lanka in Karachi.

The PCB said Mushtaq was appointed as a spin bowling consultant last week. According to his contract, he will work 120 days in a year at the National Cricket Academy with the U-16, U-19 and other domestic bowlers. As and when required, he will work with the national team.

Yasir Shah, Mushtaq Ahmed
Yasir Shah (Credits – Twitter)

Mushtaq Ahmed will work with Yasir Shah:

The leg-spinner Yasir Shah has been released from the squad in Rawalpindi and asked to consult Mushtaq Ahmed in order to be ready for the second Test, which will be played in Karachi. Yasir, with over 200 Test wickets, went for runs during the recent Test series in Australia and was also off-colour earlier in the year in South Africa.

No one had expected that Pakistan team would leave Yasir Shah away from the playing XI in Rawalpindi. However, the team management asked him to enhance his skills ahead of the 2nd Test. Mushtaq, who has worked with the West Indies team as a spin consultant and was also a bowling coach at the National Cricket Academy, will be helping out Yasir Shah who has not been in the best of form in recent matches.

Mushtaq Ahmed
Mushtaq Ahmed. Credit: Getty Images

Mushtaq, 49, who played 44 Tests (185 wickets) and 144 ODIs (61 wickets) for his country, will play a pivotal role in identifying new spin talent in the country. Mushtaq joined England and Wales Cricket Board in 2008 and worked with them until 2014 before joining the Pakistan Cricket Team.

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