Australia calls up Jiyas to counter Pakistan spin threat

Jiyas had bowled to Australian batsmen in the nets last year and helped them to counter a threat from Kuldeep Yadav in the one-day series.

A file photo of Kerala's K.K. Jiyas.   -  Special Arrangement

Australia has again sought the services of left arm wrist spinner K.K. Jiyas to prepare against Pakistan’s spin threat before the two Test match series in Dubai next month.

The 26-year-old Jiyas, who plays for Masters Royal Centurion CC in the Ernakulam first division league, is now in Dubai and will bowl to the Australian batman in the nets. This is second time Australia has sought the services of Jiyas.

"I am very excited to be bowling to Australian batsmen again. Sriram asked me if I was willing to come to Dubai to bowl to the Australian batsmen in the nets. I didn't have to think much to accept the offer again,'' said Jiyas.

Last year Jiyas had bowled to Australian batsmen in the nets and helped them to counter the threat from Kuldeep Yadav in the one-day series.

Known as Kerala Maxwell due to his resemblance with Australian batsmen Glenn Maxwell, Jiyas was picked by S. Sriram, the former India batsman, who is the spin consultant of the Australian team.

Sriram was the spin bowling coach of Delhi Daredevils when Jiyas was part of the team during 2015 IPL. 

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