Time Tuesday Feb 12 2019

Qalandars' Yasir Shah eyes bowler’s award in PSL 2019

Geo.tv/Faizan Lakhani

DUBAI: Lahore Qalandars spinner Yasir Shah has set his eyes on the best bowler award in the upcoming season of the Pakistan Super League (PSL).

Speaking to Geo.tv in Dubai ahead of the PSL's much-anticipated fourth edition, Shah said he has worked on his bowling and the results will be seen during the matches.

“Wickets in the UAE [United Arab Emirates] are usually good for spinners and I will try to take maximum advantage of it," Pakistan’s Test cricketer said. "My aim is to become the top bowler in this PSL.”

“I have worked on my googly and sliders, and you will see the results in the ground. All the players in the league are top players. I don’t have any particular batsman in my sight but I will try to give my best regardless of whom I’m bowling to,” he responded when asked about his own goals in the league.

The spinner added that fast bowlers usually bowl at a time where batsmen are supposed to hit the ball and, at several occasions, they lose their wickets; that’s why fast bowlers have a great number of wickets to their credit in the PSL.

In response to another question, he said all the players in the Lahore Qalandars team were excited and looking forward to the league. He was also confident of different results as compared to the previous editions.

“Everyone looks in very good form. I’m very hopeful that this time results will be very positive,” he said.

“We now have likes of [Muhammad] Hafeez, AB de Villiers, [and Carlos] Brathwaite in the squad and they all are very important players.

"I’m hopeful that this time, the Qalandars will not let down the fans,” Shah said while talking about the team’s chances.