Yasir Shah has not done much in the first test in terms of wickets but his influence is there. The Australian players have a huge amount of respect for him for the way he has been bowling since his debut. They all feel that he is the trump card for Pakistan.
In a recent series of small interview the Australian players like Nathan Lyon and skipper Steve Smith said that Yasir is a great bowler. He has all the skills and talent to make it large in test cricket. Former Aussie player and now the head coach Darren Lehmann feel the same for Yasir.
Darren Lehmann said that despite Yasir not being a great turner of the ball still he is dangerous. He has done really well in England and that is where his confidence lifted to new heights. A spinner performing in England is always rare to see. Yasir picked up 19 wickets in four test matches in England. He was the highest wicket taker for Pakistan. On wickets where the ball was swinging and seaming it was a job well done by the young leg spinner. Yasir was really good in that series.
Lyon said the same things, he felt that Yasir still needs to learn a bit of more variations but at the moment the ones he can bowl makes him a tough bowler to face. It does not matters whether the ball is spinning or not. He is pretty handy in all conditions.
Australian skipper Steven Smith shared the same kind of feelings about Yasir Shah. He said that Yasir is a phenomenal bowler for Pakistan. He has not taken much wickets in the first test but at the same time he and his side will not take him lightly. There is a strong chance that he will come handy in the last two test matches.
In Sydney the ball turns. That is one of the best tracks for a spinner in Australia. Shane Warne has advised Yasir Shah to save his energies for Sydney as well. The ball turns and bounces more here compared to all the other cricket venues in Australia. So Pakistan and Yasir Shah both will get their chances when it comes to spin at Sydney. The second test match will start in a couple of days at the MCG. Both the teams are ready to take on each other. Pakistan will be eyeing for a win to level the series while Australia will put in all the efforts to win this game and take the series.