Pakistan’s most successful Test captain, Misbah Ul Haq will command the pre-season camp at the National Cricket Academy from August 22 to September 7.
Fourteen out of nineteen centrally contracted players will feature the camp, while six other cricketers including Asif Ali, Bilal Asif, Mir Hamza, Rahat AliIftikhar Ahmed and Zafar Gohar will also report at the NCA on August 20th.
Mohammad Amir, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Imad Wasim and Mohammad Abbas have been exempted from the camp due to their county season, while Azhar Ali will join the camp after performing his duty for Somerset.
According to the PCB Director International Cricket, Zakir Khan, the camp under Misbah Ul Haq’s commandment will help cricketers as they will learn from the man’s experience.
“Preparing for Test cricket will be the main focus during the camp,” he said. Preparation for Test cricket under the supervision of Pakistan’s most successful captain will be beneficial for cricketers.”
Players will have to undergo a two-day fitness Test at the NCA ahead of the camp from August 20.
Players to attend pre-season camp:
Sarfraz Ahmed, Imam Ul Haq, Asad Shafiq, Azhar Ali, Abid Ali, Haris Sohail, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Rizwan, Shadab Khan, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Wahab Riaz, Usman Shinwari, Shan Masood, Yasir Shah, Bilal Asif, Asif Ali, Mir Hamza, Iftikhar Ahmed, Zafar Gohar, Rahat Ali