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Pakistan spinner Yasir Shah firmly believes that Shadab Khan can enjoy a successful Test career if he is given more opportunities to feature in the longest format.
Shadab filled in for Yasir when the latter was recovering from a hip injury, and has played four Tests thus far.
Shadab made his presence felt with the bat as he has scored 188 runs, which includes three half-centuries, at an average of 31.33.
However, the 20-year-old, who is known more for his leg-spin, was unable to have that much of an impact with the ball as he has taken eight wickets at an average of 48.25.
Despite this, Yasir feels that Shadab could become an integral part of Pakistan’s Test team if he is given the chance to play in more matches.
“Shadab is an excellent young leg-spinner who I feel can perform really well in Test cricket,” Yasir was quoted as saying by Sky Sports. “Apart from being a good bowler, he can also bat well and has done wonders for our team in ODIs and T20I games.
“If given a chance, I think he has the potential to put in some excellent performance in Tests as well in future.”