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England ropes in ex-Pak spinner Saqlain for India tour

Karachi [Pakistan]: Former Pakistan Test off-spinner Saqlain Mushtaq is all set to assist England once again when he will travel to India next month as a spin-bowling consultant for the five-match Test series, starting from November 9 in Gujarat.

The 39-year-old will reach India on November 1 and will remain with the team for 15 days in order to help them prepare for a Test series, which is expected to be played on spin friendly pitches.

Saqlain, the inventor of doosra, was previously roped in by England following their 75-run defeat at the hands of Pakistan in the opening match of the three-match Test series in July this year,the Dawn reported.

During his short stint with England, he guided the hosts how to counter Yasir Shah’s bowling attack besides also helping off-spinner Moeen Ali and leg-break spinner Adil Rashid tactically.

Rated as one of the best off-spinners of modern cricket, Saqlain had also helped Saeed Ajmal in remodelling his bowling action after the off-spinner was suspended from bowling in international cricket. However, he is yet to work with the Pakistan cricket team in a major role. (ANI)