ABU DHABI: Pakistan key weapon, leg-spinner Yasir Shah has been injured ahead of the first test against England which will be played on Tuesday.
Yasir Shah has complained of severe back pain and a decision on whether he will play in the first test will be taken later.
Pakistan are relying of spinners Yasir Shah and Zulfiqar Babar, who have taken over from Ajmal and Rehman.
Pakistan skipper Misbah-ul-Haq is confident Shah will fill the void, having led the country to series wins over Australia in Abu Dhabi last year and in Sri Lanka three months ago.
“The way Yasir is bowling he is a threat to any team,” said Misbah, who could retire at the end of the series. “But it´s not only about our spinners. It´s also about our fast bowlers and the way we bat against their spinners.”