Pakistan Shaheens to undergo training camp ahead of SL tour

KARACHI: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has announced to conduct a four-day training camp for Shaheens ahead of their Sri Lanka tour. 

Pakistan Shaheens have been called for the training camp from tomorrow (October 17) here at Hanif Mohammad High-Performance Centre, National Stadium. The training camp will run till October 20 after which the team will fly for Sri Lanka on October 21.

The tour comprises two four-day fixtures and three 50-over matches in Kandy and Colombo from 28 October to 14 November.

Meanwhile, PCB also confirmed the replacement of Haider Ali in the squad with Sindh’s middle-order batter Mohammad Taha.

During the camp in Karachi, the players will prepare for both red and white ball matches, the coaching staff is led by head coach Ijaz Ahmed with Rao Iftikhar as his assistant coach.

Pakistan Shaheens squad

Saud Shakeel (captain) (Sindh) (both formats)
Kamran Ghulam (vice-captain) (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa) (both formats)
Abbas Afridi (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa) (50-over)
Abdullah Shafique (Central Punjab) (both formats)
Abrar Ahmed (Sindh) (both formats)
Ahmed Safi Abdullah (Central Punjab) (four-day)
Akif Javed (Balochistan) (50-over)
Arshad Iqbal (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa) (both formats)
Irfanullah Shah (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa) (both formats)
Khurram Shahzad (Balochistan) (both formats)
Mohammad Haris (wicketkeeper) (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa) (both formats)
Mohammad Taha (Sindh) (both formats)
Naseem Shah (Southern Punjab) (both formats)
Omair Bin Yousuf (Sindh) (four-day)
Qasim Akram (Central Punjab) (both formats)
Salman Ali Agha (Southern Punjab) (both formats)
Salman Khan (wicketkeeper) (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa) (both formats)
Usman Salahuddin (Southern Punjab) (four-day)
Zahid Mahmood (Sindh) (both formats)

Player Support Personnel: Ijaz Ahmed (head coach and team manager), Rao Iftikhar (assistant coach), Mohtashim Rashid (fielding coach), Mohammad Javed (trainer), Faisal Rai (analyst) Col. Usman (team security manager) and Hafiz Naeem (physiotherapist).

Tour schedule:

21 Oct – departure for Kandy
28-31 Oct – 1st four-day match, Kandy
4-7 Nov – 2nd four-day match, Kandy
10 Nov – 1st 50-over match, Colombo
12 Nov – 2nd 50-over match, Colombo
14 Nov – 3rd 50-over match, Colombo