CPL: Yasir replaces Shadab in TKR line-up


The Trinbago Knight Riders have selected Yasir Shah for the remainder of the 2017 Hero Caribbean Premier League season. He will replace Shadab Khan who is returning to Pakistan for the T20 matches against the World XI that are taking place between September 12-15.  

Yasir Shah has played 26 Tests, 17 ODIs and two T20 internationals for Pakistan, claiming 167 wickets across all formats. On his last trip to the West Indies, playing for the Pakistan Test team, Yasir took 25 wickets in three Tests to finish as the leading bowler in the series.

Speaking about Yasir’s arrival Simon Katich, the coach of the Knight Riders said: “Winning matches in T20 cricket is so often about claiming wickets at vital times, and a leg-spinner of the quality of Yasir will do just that. We are at the business end of the tournament and Yasir’s experience and skill will be vital as we look to claim our second Hero CPL title.”

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