Pacers have started training ahead of camp for England tour


Karachi: Pakistan’s emerging pace duo of Shaheen Shah Afridi and Naseem Shah have started training along with pacer Imran Khan SR in Landi Kotal, KPK.

Bowlers are working on their fitness and rhythm to get ready as according to new guidelines, bowlers will have to train for at least two months in order to play Test cricket.


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Explosive opening batsman Fakhar Zaman also joined the pacers yesterday.


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The selection committee led by Misbah-ul-Haq is likely to announce the players for training camp on Wednesday. 18 centrally contracted and emerging players will be invited for the camp.

Board officials will inform head coach Misbah about the final number of players in the training camp. Misbah has contacted his fellow selectors and they have been directed to prepare the initial names for the training camp.

It must be noted here that the ECB had convinced PCB after positive talks over biosecurity arrangements during the tour. ECB proposed to start the series with the first Test from August 5 instead of July 30.

A squad of 25 players, both for Tests and T20Is, will arrive in England via chartered plan earlier in July, and players will remain in quarantine for 14 days before going out for training.

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