‘Among the greatest legspin bowling you may see’ – Arthur on Yasir

Yasir Shah’s match-winning haul of 14 for 184 – the second-best match figures in Exams for Pakistan – within the second Check in opposition to New Zealand in Dubai has despatched coach Mickey Arthur into raptures. The leg-spinner ripped by means of New Zealand within the first innings, claiming eight wickets in two classes on day three, earlier than selecting one other six within the second. Arthur reckoned that Yasir’s efficiency was “a number of the greatest leg-spin bowling you’ll ever see”. Pakistan received the second match on the again of Yasir’s bowling, and levelled the three-match sequence at 1-1 heading into the ultimate Check.

“That first-innings – I feel there was that spell for about half an hour that was a number of the greatest legspin bowling you may ever see – the drift, the tempo, the spin, it was phenomenal. Fourteen wickets in a Check match is great,” Arthur stated.

Yasir, who returned to the Check aspect after recovering from an harm that noticed him miss the one-off Eire Check and the England tour, had a lukewarm sequence in opposition to Australia, ending with eight wickets within the two Exams. Nevertheless, Arthur felt that within the second Test in Abu Dhabi, by which Yasir took three for 45 within the second innings, was a sign that the legspinner was near his greatest.

“He obtained some good rhythm getting in Abu Dhabi,” Arthur stated. “We knew he had an enormous efficiency within him. I feel he’ll get higher and higher from right here.”

Arthur additionally had phrases of encouragement for under-fire captain Sarfraz Ahmed, and drew consideration to his wicketkeeping means along with his management.

“I feel Sarfraz is nearly an unsung hero. Sarfraz has captained very nicely on this Check match and what goes unnoticed plenty of the time is his glovework – his wicketkeeping. There isn’t any dropped catches, he would not miss stumpings. No matter must be performed will get performed. He ticks all of the bins,” Arthur stated.