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Pakistan spinner Shadab Khan firmly believes that leg-spinners will play a major role during the World Cup, which begins in England and Wales on Thursday.
Shadab feels that leg-spinners are wicket-takers and will always be in the game as they are constantly looking to take wickets.
It should be noted that the 20-year-old, who was declared fit for the World Cup after being diagnosed with Hepatitis C, is a leg-spinner.
Delving deeper into why leg-spinners will play a key role at the World Cup, Shadab told the International Cricket Council’s website: “Because wrist-spinners spin every way. If there is spin there it’s very difficult to play if you bowl in good areas, and it’s very difficult to play on any surface. That’s why it’s important.
“With a leg-spinner, yes you may score runs, but he is a wicket-taker. You’re always looking for wickets so that’s why we’re always in the game.”
Pakistan will begin their World Cup campaign against the West Indies in Nottingham on Friday.