High Performance Camp getting players ready for attacking cricket
LAHORE: Pakistan is looking to change their approach in the limited overs as cricket as players participating in the high performance camp at the NCA are polishing their skills to play some modern version of cricket.
The camp is featured by 31 players that were named by the selection committee. Out of these 31 players, there are chances that eight out of them can make their way into the T20 and ODI squad for the upcoming series against England. Sharjeel Khan and Hasan Ali have bright chances of traveling to England again after having a successful tour of English shores with Pakistan A.
Ali Zia, Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) Senior General Manager Academies told Express Tribune, “There is a feeling that generally our players aren’t meeting the demands of modern day ODI cricket, so the ongoing camp has been especially arranged for this purpose.”
“Just like we prepared well for the Test series against England, the PCB wants the players to be ready and sharp for the limited-overs leg,” he added. “An initial test was conducted on all the players before work began on their fitness and fielding. Fitness standards are now being regularly monitored because they help in fielding.”
Ali Zia further revealed, “The players in the camp will get around four to six 50-over matches and around the same number of T20Is,” said the 59-year-old. “This would help them to get ready for the ODI and T20I series against England. When you prepare well for different challenges, the results are always positive and these players are putting in added hard work.”