Players ready to test each other’s strength

LAHORE: Pakistani players in Worcester are ready to test each other’s strength again. The second two-day intra-squad practice match will start on Saturday.

Marble slabs were used for special batting practice yesterday. Facing slippery balls was a challenge. The pacers continued to improve their line and length. Spinners including Shadab Khan and Emad Wasim bowled well. Learn to fall Bowling coach Mushtaq Ahmed says there are exceptional circumstances. In the absence of spectators, cricketers need to cheer each other on. They have been made aware of Corona’s protocol. Trying to create.

According to the details, the host is quarantining the Pakistani squad for a series of 3 Tests and the same number of T20 matches from England in a bio-secure environment in Worcester. After spending the day in quarantine, the visiting cricketers and officials will leave for Derby on Monday. There are also training and practice matches scheduled. Manchester will leave on August 1 where the first Test will be played at Old Trafford from August 5 to 9.

Misbah-ul-Haq’s assistant Shahid Aslam used a marble slab to train the batsmen, despite the optional training sessions scheduled for yesterday. Facing the balls was a challenge, Babar Azam did a long session, Abid Ali, Imamul Haq, Shaun Masood and Azhar Ali also improved their stroke play in the middle of the field, pacers continued to improve the line and length, Shadab The spinners, including Khan and Emad Wasim, learned the basics of bowling from spin bowling coach Mushtaq Ahmed. The two-day match will start on Saturday.

Departure for the next stop on Monday. Meanwhile, the national cricket team’s spin bowling coach Mushtaq Ahmed in an interview released by the PCB said that the tour of England is taking place in extraordinary circumstances, there will be no spectators or media representatives to cheer the cricketers. Therefore, they have to encourage each other with the help of their group, the team management has to pay special attention to the mental strength of the players. He said that after 3 and a half months, the enthusiasm of the players who turned to the ground can be seen and they are busy practicing the net with full dedication. To a question, Mushtaq Ahmed said that the players are being made fully aware of Corona’s protocol.

These include keeping a distance from the ground man, not spitting the ball and other precautions. He said that in the past, spinners used to spit the ball, but in these circumstances, efforts are being made to make the bowlers accustomed to alternative options. The most welcome process is that all the players in the national squad and the support staff are fully encouraging each other, confident that gradually returning to the game will yield better results. It may be recalled that Mushtaq Ahmed, who has extensive coaching experience, was also part of the management of the Pakistan team during the 2016 tour of England. Under Misbah-ul-Haq’s leadership, Pakistan had drawn the series 2-2. Yes, he has taken 32 wickets at an average of 28.81 in 8 Tests.

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