Yasir Shah eyes a spot in the Pakistan squad for World Cup 2019
Yasir last featured in the Pakistan ODI team on the tour of Zimbabwe.
Published - Oct 19, 2018 1:30 pm | Updated - Oct 19, 2018 1:30 pm
Pakistan’s premium leg-spinner Yasir Shah is still positive about his chances of making the cut into the ODI side for the World Cup next year. Shah, who has gradually become the leader of the attack for the Men in Green in Tests, has of late found himself out of the ODI reckoning. The wrist spinner has lost his spot in the team to the young spin-sensation in Shadab Khan.
Shadab has evolved as the perfect all-rounder for the team in the shorter versions of the game. The 20-year old is an attacking spinner who always tries to go for the wicket, is an electric fielder and can also contribute with the bat lower down the order. Thus Shadab has also pushed for a spot even in the Test side but Yasir still remains to be the first choice spinner in whites.
Serious about ODI cricket
The 32-year-old has been out of action for some time before he recovered from the injury to stage a comeback in the Pakistan Test setup. He last played white ball cricket for the national team in July 2018 against Zimbabwe. Yasir still senses an opportunity in the ODI format and is serious to make a comeback in the national side.
“ODI cricket is something I take seriously and is one format for which I would like to make a comeback for Pakistan in the future,” he was quoted as saying by Sky Sports.
He has been constantly making an effort at the domestic level to make it a certainty for himself. “I have been participating in one-day games in domestic cricket, with the intention of proving my capabilities in this form of cricket so that I can make a comeback and possibly put myself in contention for a spot in Pakistan’s 2019 World Cup squad.”