The skipper of Southern Punjab, Shan Masood believes that the upcoming season of Quaid-e-Azam Trophy will help the team to prepare for the series against Australia.
Pakistan are to face Australia in their home ground in three T20Is followed by two Tests starting from November 3 later this year.
Masood thinks that the revamp domestic structure will provide action-packed games for the viewers and players will have to be at their best throughout the season.
“There will be interesting matches in the new system,” said Masood during a press conference. “Players cannot afford to get relaxed at any moment in the new point system.”
Masood said that his team, Southern Punjab, is strong but he will still miss his premier pace bowler, Wahab Riaz who has decided to take a break from the longest format of the game.
However, he hailed the senior pro, Mohammad Hafeez, who despite of quitting Test cricket, is still willing to be a part of Quaid-e-Azam Trophy.
Six regions including Sindh, Central Punjab, Southern Punjab, Northern, Baluchistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa will participate in the forthcoming QeT, which is all set to start from September 14.
According to PCB’s newly enforced domestic structure, each region will have two sides named First XI and Second XI. There will be two separate tournaments for both the teams respectively.