Vastavam web: Pakistan selectors have retained experienced leg-spinner Yasir Shah in the national squad for the two-Test series against Sri Lanka, starting next week in Abu Dhabi.Yasir’s selection was under the cloud after the national selectors and head coach Mickey Arthur expressed concerns over his general fitness levels.”He passed the fitness test today and got 17.5 in the beep test. He has cleared the test,” said Inzamam.
Inzamam also said that doctors had recommended top batsman Azhar Ali to take injections for his knee problem.”He is not feeling any pain now and hopefully with these injections, he will be okay,” he said.Inzamam said usually UAE has batting pitches and it was not easy bowling out a side twice in a Test match.”And the weather is also pretty hot that is why we have decided to take a strong bowling line-up. We might even rotate our pace bowlers,” he added.
The former captain said Ahmed Shehzad was not considered for the Tests as the selectors wanted to give exposure to the youngsters who had been with the team on recent tours but didn’t get a chance to play.Inzamam said Younis and Misbah were great players and it would take some time to replace them in the batting order but this was a phase that all teams faced and moved ahead.