All smiles around as interim head coach Saqlain gives maiden lecture


ISLAMABAD: Interim head coach Saqlain Mushtaq gave his first lecture to the national team as they gathered here for playing three ODIs against New Zealand from September 17. 

All the players including the coaching staff attended the meeting, meanwhile, heavy rain hit the twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi. The first training session was also called off due to rain.

According to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), Saqlain welcomed new players and gave confidence to all of them before an all-important series. The shared pictures from the meeting saw everyone in a good mood.

The New Zealand team will reach Pakistan after 18 years tomorrow. They will land in Islamabad. After the ODI series, New Zealand and Pakistan will play five T20Is from September 25 to October 3 at Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore.


Pakistan: Babar Azam (C), Shadab Khan (VC), Mohammad Rizwan (WK), Mohammad Haris (WK), Abdullah Shafique, Faheem Ashraf, Fakhar Zaman, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Iftikhar Ahmed, Imam-ul-Haq, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Saud Shakeel, Shaheen Shah, Shahnawaz Dahani, Usman Qadir, Zahid Mehmood

New Zealand: Tom Latham (c) (wk), Finn Allen, Hamish Bennett, Tom Blundell (wk), Doug Bracewell, Colin de Grandhomme, Jacob Duffy, Matt Henry (ODI only), Scott Kuggeleijn, Cole McConchie, Henry Nicholls, Ajaz Patel, Rachin Ravindra, Ben Sears (T20 only), Blair Tickner, Will Young

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