Shadab, Shahzad in for West Indies Tests

Shadab, Shahzad in for West Indies Tests

The three-match series against West Indies in the Caribbean will be the last for Test captain Misbah-ul-Haq, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Shaharyar Khan announced on Wednesday.

He has been replaced by Chadwick Walton, who scored three hundreds in his last five domestic games before being called up for the four-match T20 series against Pakistan, where he accumulated 80 runs in four innings.

Earlier in the day, former Pakistan legspinner Mushtaq Ahmed, who is now serving as Pakistan National Cricket Academy's head coach, said that Shadab Khan should be included in the national Test squad, and play alongside Yasir Shah.

"The selectors may have had a reason not to pick Sohail for limited-overs matches but being the leading Pakistan Super League wicket-taker, Sohail surely should be brought back for the Test series". We're just looking for a bit more impetus at the top of the order in the first ten-over Powerplay.

"Two leg-spinners against a western team will have a positive impact", Ahmed said.




"Like I started my career with Qadir, then Iqbal Sikander and myself played together in the [1992] World Cup, then Shahid Afridi and Danish Kaneria played together". The two other matches will be played on April 30 and May 10.

Mushtaq, who is the current head coach at the National Cricket Academy, is helping the 18-year-old Shadab refine his skills and working on improving Shah's art of bowling googlies.

“You might say Saturday is a good performance, but only one man performed so therefore you are talking about one man performing in every seven or eight matches and happen to win a match. I think he has all the variations. “The Pakistan bowling was most accurate and their fielding was very sharp, so the 66 balls came about because they just could not get the singles, the bowling is tight, the bowling is good.”.

The second match will be played on 3 June and final match of the T20I series will be played on 5 of June.

"Shadab could learn, too, by staying with Yasir, like I learnt from Qadir bhai (brother) and then Danish (Kaneria) learnt from me when I was his senior".

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