Steve Smith, the captain of the Australian cricket team believes the Yasir Shah, the skillful Pakistani spin whiz would face different test of his skills when he comes onto Australian surfaces.
Smith is suggesting that the hosts could “cash in” if the leg sooner even misses his length slightly on a bouncy Gabba ticket,
And considering a lot of focus on the respective pace attacks leading into this series opener and a cloud over the fitness of Yasir, the 30 year old has remained somewhat under the radar as the buildup to the game continued.
Since debuting in Dubai against Australia two years ago, the leggie has had a phenomenal record which has seen him collect 116 wickets in 20 Tests, thus in the process of becoming the first leg spinner to be ranked the number one Test bowler in the world since 2005 where Shane Warne became one.
And while speaking today to a packed conference, Smith had said his team would ensure to be wary of Yasir.
He however is still pretty much not convinced that the conditions would suit the spinner, whose 15 out of 20 Tests has been played on the lower, slower tracks of Asia. Read more »