Making his return to the national side after a bout fever due to Hepatitis virus, leg-spinner Shadab Khan has set his sights on playing a crucial role in Pakistan’s World Cup campaign. Currently, the 20-year-old is Pakistan’s premier spinner as he routinely helps his side achieve breakthroughs in the middle overs.
With batting-friendly surfaces expected in England and Wales during the World Cup, Shadab has claimed that wickets is the key to stemming the flow of runs from opposing sides. He thus spoke about the importance of leg-spinners performing the role of a wicket-taking option in ODI cricket.
“It's a very important role. With batting (friendly) tracks, the par score will be 300. So, if you take wickets in the middle overs, you have a good chance to win games. On these batting surfaces, we have to take wickets, otherwise, they'll score 350-plus, so if you take the wickets you can contain them under 300,” the young leggie stated.