The initial report of central contracted players’ fitness tests have been submitted to the PCB, according to reports, Umar Akmal named as the player with the poorest fitness, while Shan Masood stood as the fittest player.
Umar Akmal, who was dropped by the newly appointed Chief Selector, Inzamam Ul Haq on disciplinary grounds from the probable names for England tour, may have get himself in further trouble due to his poor fitness. The chances of Akmal’s selection for the upcoming assignments seem bleaker now.
Fawad Alam and the agile wicketkeeper batsman, Mohammad Rizwan featured as players with the most impressive fitness.
On the other hand, Pakistan’s T20 skipper, Sarfraz Ahmed also couldn’t perform satisfactory in his fitness test as his reports suggest that his fitness level has fallen significantly.
As expected, the 38-year old Younis Khan has once again proved to be of the fittest players in Pakistani camp, he has picked up his fitness level at a higher level. Wahab Riaz and Imran Khan have also shown some noteworthy improvement in their fitness, which is a quite positive sign for Pakistan.
Misbah Ul Haq, who was not in Saudi Arabia to perform Umrah, has taken his fitness tests today and his reports are likely to be submitted tomorrow.
Shahid Afridi and Mohammad Hafeez pulled off their names from the scheduled fitness tests due to their knee injuries.
The remaining of the centrally contracted players will undergo fitness tests till May 12th, on 13th May, the probable players for England tour will attend a long boot camp in Kakul under Army’s supervision. Players that will be unable to improve their fitness during the boot camp will be slapped with a fine by the board.