OVERVIEW: Test players ready to fly for West Indies after a long camp


KARACHI: 11 Test specialists had a tough-cum-useful 10-day long training camp here at National Stadium before leaving for West Indies on July 26. 

In consultation with National High-Performance Centre (NHPC)’s coaches team led by Saqlain Mushtaq, players worked on skills, fitness, variations, condition, and much more.

Batters had long and fruitful sessions with batting coach Mohammad Yousuf, spinners spent a lot of time in the nets with Mushtaq Ahmed. Whereas, Atiq-uz-Zaman worked on fielding.

Now, as the camp got concluded today, players are ready and motivated for the series. They will join the rest of the Test squad for two-matches series in West Indies, starting from August 12.

Meanwhile, the players will enter a bio-secure bubble in a Lahore hotel on 22 July after undergoing Covid-19 tests at their respective home towns on Monday, 19 July.

The first West Indies-Pakistan Test will be played at the Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica from 12 August.

The 11 players are:

Abid Ali
Azhar Ali
Fawad Alam
Imran Butt
Mohammad Abbas
Naseem Shah
Nauman Ali
Sajid Khan
Shahnawaz Dahani
Yasir Shah
Zahid Mahmood