London: Former Pakistan Test off-spinner Saqlain Mushtaq is all set to assist England once again when he will travel to India next month as a spin-bowling consultant for the five-match Test series, starting from November 9 in Gujarat.
The 39-year-old will reach India on November 1 and will remain with the team for 15 days in order to help them prepare for a Test series, which is expected to be played on spin friendly pitches.
Saqlain, the inventor of doosra, was previously roped in by England following their 75-run defeat at the hands of Pakistan in the opening match of the four-match Test series in July this year, the Dawn reported.
During his short stint with England, he guided the hosts how to counter Yasir Shah’s bowling attack besides also helping off-spinner Moeen Ali and leg-break spinner Adil Rashid tactically.
Rated as one of the best off-spinners of modern cricket, Saqlain had also helped Saeed Ajmal in remodelling his bowling action after the off-spinner was suspended from bowling in international cricket. However, he is yet to work with the Pakistan cricket team in a major role.