Chief Selector Inzamam announces 21 probables for English Test series

Published May 25, 2016
Pakistan cricket chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq addresses a press conference in Lahore. — AP
Pakistan cricket chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq addresses a press conference in Lahore. — AP

Pakistan Chief Selector Inzamam-ul-Haq on Wednesday announced a list of 21 probable cricketers for the English Test series kicking off on July 14.

The Pakistani side is to have five openers, seven middle-order batsmen, seven fast-bowlers, two spinners, and two wicketkeepers.

Pakistan players for skill camp:

Openers: Mohammad Hafeez (subject to fitness), Sami Aslam, Shan Masood, Khurram Manzoor

Middle-order: Azhar Ali, Younis Khan, Misbah ul Haq, Asad Shafiq, Iftikhar Ahmed, Asif Zakir, Akbar ur Rehman

Fast bowlers: Mohammad Amir, Rahat Ali, Imran Khan, Sohail Khan, Junaid Khan, Ehsan Adil, Wahab Riaz (subject to selection)

Spinners: Yasir Shah (subject to fitness), Zulfiqar Babar

Wicketkeepers: Sarfraz Ahmed, Mohammad Rizwan

Pakistan 'A' players for skill camp:

Openers: Sharjeel Khan, Farukh Zaman, Jahid Ali

Middle-order: Saud Shakil, Babar Azam, Umer Siddique, Abdur Rehman Muzammil

All-rounder: Mohammad Nawaz

Fast bowlers: Hasan Ali, Mir Hamza, Mohammad Abbas, Azeez Ullah, Bilawal Bhatti

Spinners: Mohammad Asghar, Shadab Khan

Wicketkeeper: Mohamamd Hasan

The national side is currently undergoing physical training in the Pakistan Military Academy in Kakul.

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"I discussed the training schedule with the trainers in Abbottabad and I think if such a camp is organised again for a longer period of time, it will help a lot," Inzamam said.

The two-week-long training course is scheduled to end on May 28 after which the players will be given two days of rest, he said.

"The week-long skill camp for the England tour will run from May 30 to June 5," the chief selector said while addressing a press conference at the Pakistan Cricket Board headquarters in Lahore.

Pakistan Test opener Ahmed Shehzad and Test middle-order batsman Umar Akmal have been axed from the tour. The two have come under fire for their disciplinary issues.



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