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Ajmal Shahzad form will benefit Yorkshire - Andrew Gale

Ajmal Shahzad
Shahzad took four wickets on his Test debut

Yorkshire will benefit from Ajmal Shahzad's successful England debut, according to captain Andrew Gale.

The fast bowler claimed four wickets in England's demolition of Bangladesh at Old Trafford.

"He did brilliantly and I'm delighted for him, as he really deserves it," Gale told BBC Radio Leeds.

"He'll come back here with lots of confidence and we will need that confidence in our bowling attack after our poor start to the T20."

Shahzad, 24, took three wickets for 45 runs in Bangladesh's first innings and added another wicket in their second innings.

Gale explained: "He has done well for Yorkshire over the last few years and I'm glad he's proven he can make the step up.

"He is the all-round package. His fitness is much better now so he's cut the injuries down and he's also worked very hard on his batting too and that's a strong area for him now.

"He just wants to do well for whatever team he is playing for and is very enthusiastic.

"I'm not surprised how well he's done because he's always shown promise and always had great ability.

"He is great off the field too. He is full of life and always chatting. He is good to have around any squad."



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