Pakistan spinners have dominated their non-Asian counterparts when it comes to the longest format of the game in the United Arab Emirates.
A report by ESPN Cricinfo said that Pakistani slow bowlers have taken 149 wickets in 13 matches since 2013 with an average of 30.14 whereas non-Asian spinners have picked up 89 wickets with an average of 51.12.
Yasir Shah has been the stand out spinner against non-Asian sides in the Gulf as he has taken 63 wickets in 10 matches with an average of 25.34.
Pakistan’s Shadab Khan is also being considered as the team’s weapon in the upcoming tour of Australia.
The Australian spinners, on the other hand, averaged 88.8 in the two-match test series in 2013-14. They took 10 wickets in the tests.
The Kangaroos will be relying on Nathan Lyon whose performance has improved on the Asian soil. During the period of 2011-2016, he took two-five wicket hauls in 11 matches with an average of 42.57.
He has picked up five five-wicket hauls with an average of 19.39 in six games from 2017 onward.