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Multan Sultans bowling coach Azhar Mahmood believes Shahnawaz Dahani’s in-swingers are one of the his best assets.
Dahani played an instrumental role in leading the Sultans to their first-ever Pakistan Super League (PSL) title.
He was the highest wicket-taker in the tournament with 20 wickets in 11 games at an average of 17 and an economy rate of 8.42.
“One of the best qualities about Dahani’s bowling is that he can bowl in-swing which is essential if you wish to take wickets,” Mahmood wrote in his blog for PakPassion.
“Out-swing may be pleasant to the eye but remember it’s in-swing which will get you more wickets as that gives the bowler many more ways of getting a batsman out.”
Dahani has kept hold of his spot in the Test team for the upcoming tour of the West Indies.
He was part of the Test side for the recent series against Zimbabwe, but didn’t feature in any games.
Despite this, he will be hoping to make his international debut in the Caribbean.
Pakistan’s tour of the West Indies will consist of five T20 Internationals and two Tests, with the T20 series getting underway on July 27 and ending on August 3.
As for the Test series, it will start on August 12 and conclude on August 24.
Pakistan Test Squad: Babar Azam (captain), Mohammad Rizwan (wicketkeeper) (vice-captain), Abdullah Shafique, Abid Ali, Azhar Ali, Faheem Ashraf, Fawad Alam, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Imran Butt, Mohammad Abbas, Mohammad Nawaz, Naseem Shah, Nauman Ali, Sajid Khan, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Saud Shakeel, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shahnawaz Dhani, Yasir Shah (subject to fitness) and Zahid Mahmood