Pak vs SA: Pakistan's Test squad starts practice at NSK

Pak vs SA: Pakistan’s Test squad begins observe at NSK

Pakistan’s captain Babar Azam (left) makes an attempt to catch the ball as one other participant seems to be on throughout a observe session on the National Stadium Karachi forward of the primary Test in opposition to South Africa, on January 21, 2021. — PCB

KARACHI: Pakistan’s Test squad has acknowledged its preparation for the primary match in opposition to South Africa on the National Stadium Karachi (NSK).

The 20-member squad, on Thursday, educated for almost 5 hours on the NSK as they goal to enhance their place within the International Cricket Council’s Test rating. A 2-Zero win in opposition to South Africa would assist Pakistan soar from seventh to fifth place within the rating.

Pakistan’s teaching employees — Misbah-ul-Haq, Waqar Younis, and Younis Khan — had been joined by high-performance coaches Mohammad Yousuf and Saqlain Mushtaq on the coaching session to information the gamers forward of the two-match collection.

The session began with common coaching drills to heat up, adopted by catching observe earlier than intensified observe on the nets.

The gamers educated in three teams on the sector, with two nets devoted for batsmen to do knocking whereas one internet was remodeled right into a match state of affairs with wickets surrounded by slip fielders, wicket-keepers, and closed fielders.

During the observe session, spin maestro Saqlain Mushtaq was seen working with spinners Yasir Shah, Sajid Khan, and Nauman Ali to assist them study the artwork to entice South African batsmen in the course of the upcoming collection.

Younis Khan and Mohammad Yousuf, individually, labored with batsmen to assist them grasp taying on the wicket for longer.

Pakistan selectors are prone to trim the 20 member squad into 16 within the subsequent two days. The first Test between South Africa and Pakistan is scheduled to start on January 26 at National Stadium.

Babar Azam hits a shot throughout a observe session on the National Stadium Karachi forward of the primary Test in opposition to South Africa, on January 21, 2021. — PCB
Tabish Khan bowls throughout throughout a observe session on the National Stadium Karachi forward of the primary Test in opposition to South Africa, on January 21, 2021. — PCB
Players might be seen taking part in a observe match throughout a observe session on the National Stadium Karachi forward of the primary Test in opposition to South Africa, on January 21, 2021. — PCB
Azhar Ali might be seen warming up throughout a observe session on the National Stadium Karachi forward of the primary Test in opposition to South Africa, on January 21, 2021. — PCB
Players might be seen taking part in a observe match throughout a observe session on the National Stadium Karachi forward of the primary Test in opposition to South Africa, on January 21, 2021. — PCB
Shaheen Shah Afridi bowls throughout a observe session on the National Stadium Karachi forward of the primary Test in opposition to South Africa, on January 21, 2021. — PCB

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