Pakistan team kicks off training, ahead of Sri Lanka series in UAE

by Tauqeer Abbas

LAHORE: The national cricket training camp has begun at the Gaddafi Stadium on Tuesday (today), ahead of two-Test series against Sri Lanka.

The players assembled at the ground on early Tuesday morning and underwent a physical training session.

The training camp will continue till September 23 to prepare players for a test series against Sri Lanka in UAE. The first Test between Pakistan and Sri Lanka will be held in Abu Dhabi on September 28.

Pakistan’s head coach Mickey Arthur held a detailed lecture session with the players before the training camp began earlier today.

Test opener Azhar Ali, who suffered a knee injury, was seen performing light exercises along with other team players.

 The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) had finalized the 16-member squad for the upcoming Test series last week, which includes young pacer Mir Hamza from Karachi besides the return of opener Shan Masood.

The squad includes these players: Azhar Ali, Shan Masood, Sami Aslam, Babar Azam, Asad Shafiq, Haris Sohail, Sarfraz Ahmed, Usman Salahuddin, Mohammad Amir, Hasan Ali, Yasir Shah, Mohammad Asghar, Mohammad Abbas, Bilal Asif, Mir Hamza and Wahab Riaz.

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