28 October, Karachi
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.