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Warne helping Yasir ahead of England tour

Shane Warne has been giving more tips to Yasir Shah

Pakistan spinner Yasir Shah has admitted to getting advice from Shane Warne ahead of his country's tour of England.

The Australian great enjoyed bowling in English conditions and Yasir is hoping to tap into some of his knowledge prior to the first Test at Lord's next month.

"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 told Dawn.com. 

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"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."

Last year Warne worked with Yasir in Sharjah and knew immediately how good a player he was.

"He is probably the best leg-spinner in the world," Warne said of Yasir at the time. 

"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."

Statistics back up Warne's claims, with Yasir currently averaging just 24.17 with the ball and ranked as the fourth best Test bowler in the world.

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But Yasir is returning to cricket following a three-month ban for failing a drug test and admitted he will face a stern challenge bowling to the best batsmen England can offer.

"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."

The first Test between England and Pakistan commences on July 14.