Published On: Thu, May 26th, 2016

Inzamamul Haq announced 21 players for skill camp



Inzamamul Haq, new chief selector of Pakistan national team, proclaimed on Wednesday the names of 21 players who will be included in the skill camp which will occur from 30 May to 5 June to firm up the Test squad in opposition to England.

Though explaining the preparation for the camp, Inzamam stated that “The players will return from the fitness boot camp on May 27. They will be given a two-day rest and the skill camp will start from May 30 and continue till June 5.”

The 46-year-old more over proclaimed the A team which will visit England and shared that whoever will play, he will be provided an opportunity in the main team.

Inzaman further added “We all know that Pakistan’s tour of England will be tough,” Inzi added, “It can happen that we do not deliver victories, but I am hopeful that our youngsters’ cricket will improve.”

Inzamam also lamented the short of an all-rounder in the team.

He rued “We missed Saeed Ajmal after he was banned and we haven’t still been able to find his replacement. Likewise, we are finding it difficult to find all-rounders.”

Inzamam told that fitness camp in Abbottabad is assisting Pakistan players in elevating their standards of fitness.

Inzi stated that “I saw the camp, it was very good,” he further added “In the start, the boys found things a little difficult but then they started enjoying it. I think if we set up a camp for a longer period next time, it will definitely help players improve their fitness.”

Pakistan will visit England in July to perform four-Test, five-ODIs and one-off T20 series. The initial Test will be played on 14 July.

Test squad:                                                         

Muhammad Hafeez*, Sami Aslam, Khurram Manzoor, Sarfraz Ahmed, Muhammad Rizwan, Shan Masood, Asif Zakir, Azhar Ali, Younus Khan, Misbahul Haq, Asad Shafiq, Iftikhar Ahmed, Muhammad Amir, Rahat Ali, Imran khan, Junaid Khan, Ehsan Adil, Sohail Khan, Akbarur Rahman, Yasir Shah*, Zulfiqar Babar, Wahab Riaz (if chosen, will adhere team from Essex).

Pakistan ‘A’ squad:

Sharjeel Khan, Fakhar Zaman, Jahid Ali, Saud Shakil, Baber Azam, Umar Siddique, Abdul Rehman Muzamil, Sharjeel Khan, Fakhar Zaman, Jahid Ali, Saud Shakil, Baber Azam, Umar Siddique, Abdul Rehman Muzamil, Hassan Ali, Mir Hamza, Muhammad Abbas, Aziz Ullah, Bilawal Bhatti, Muhammad Nawaz, Muhammad Asghar, Shahdab Khan, Muhammad Hassan.

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- Sidra Tul Muntaha is a journalist (MA-Mass Communication and M.Phil in Mass Communication) based in Lahore. She is working as an editor at fashion, style and entertainment in the section of the Kooza. She writes fashion and entertainment articles for The Kooza News.