Yasir Shah will  © Getty Images
Yasir Shah will return to cricket after serving a three-month ban for consuming a banned substance © Getty Images

Pakistan leg-spinner has revealed that Australian legend Shane Warne has helped him with his bowling ahead of the England tour. Warne was seeing with Yasir during England’s tour of UAE in 2015 as well, where he was providing the Pakistan leggie with some useful tips. Warne tasted a lot of success bowling in England during his playing days and Yasir, who believes that Warne is the greatest leg-spinner of all time, wanted to spend some time with Warne and learn some new tricks. Yasir is currently ranked fourth in the ICC Test rankings for bowlers and averages just 10.46 in his limited Test career so far. Full Cricket Scorecard: England vs Pakistan 2016, 1st Test at Lord’s

“I have watched his [Warne’s] videos and also had a chat with him on telephone because he has an excellent track record in English conditions,” Yasir said. “I am getting some tips from the legend and learned some key things such as how he used to slow down his pace in England among other variations,” added yasir, according to cricket.com.au. READ: Misbah-ul-Haq, Yasir Shah, Azhar Ali, Junaid Khan tested for doping by ICC: Intikhab Alam

“The way the ball comes out of his hand, it is just absolutely fantastic. It is as good a leg-break that you can possibly see,” added. Yasir. READ: Virat Kohli, Chris Gayle among others in Shane Warne’s best T20 team

Yasir will play his first game after he served a three-year ban for taking a banned substance and knows that it will not be easy to come up against an in form English team.  “There would be no better place to make a successful comeback to Test cricket than England and I am looking forward to the first Test at Lord’s,” he said. “I am looking forward to bowling to the English batsmen in their own backyard. It will be a big challenge but I love challenges.”