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Pakistan spinner Shadab Khan has admitted that he will make his presence felt in the upcoming Test series against Ireland and England since fellow spinner Yasir Shah is currently out of action.
Yasir was ruled out of both tours since he is recovering from a hip bone stress fracture.
In the warm-up match against Kent, Shadab took two wickets, but he had a much better showing in Pakistan’s nine-wicket win over Northamptonshire as he took six wickets in the first innings and followed it up with four more in the second.
When asked about filling the gap left by Yasir, Shadab was quoted by the Business Recorder as saying: “It [is] a big loss for Pakistan. He was performing so well. Now it a big responsibility on me as I get the opportunity. I will try to make most of it.”
Pakistan’s Test match against Ireland, which will get underway on May 11 in Dublin, will be a historic fixture as it will be the latter’s first-ever Test match.
As for their tour of England, it will consist of two Tests, with the first beginning on May 24 at Lord’s. The second Test will be held at Headingley in Leeds on June 1.