Pakistan's Yasir Shah to play for Kent in four second tier-championship matches

AFP, Jun, 06 2017

London: Ace Pakistan leg-spinner Yasir Shah will weave his magic for Kent in four second tier championship matches, the county announced on Monday.

File image of Pakistan's Yasir Shah. Reuters

File image of Pakistan's Yasir Shah. Reuters

The 31-year-old — who has taken 149 wickets at an average of 29.91 in 26 Test matches — is to stand in for Kent's foreign player signing New Zealand paceman Adam Milne, who is away on Champions Trophy duty.

"Yasir is one of the finest spinners in the world," Kent head coach Matt Walker said.

"Taking 20 wickets consistently in red-ball cricket (county championship) will be key to our promotion chances and a bowler of Yasir's calibre will help to us achieve that and rotate our attack at a key period in the season."

Yasir could make his debut in the game with Durham beginning on Thursday.

Kent are currently second in the Division Two table, having won four of their opening five games of the season.

Published Date: Jun 06, 2017 | Updated Date: Jun 06, 2017



Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 4493 125
2 South Africa 3395 110
3 England 4097 105
4 Australia 3087 100
5 New Zealand 3114 97
Rank Team Points Rating
1 South Africa 5957 119
2 Australia 5505 117
3 India 4717 115
4 England 5645 113
5 New Zealand 5123 111
Rank Team Points Rating
1 New Zealand 1625 125
2 England 1962 123
3 Pakistan 2417 121
4 West Indies 2222 117
5 India 2183 115