The Pakistan cricket team has started preparations for the series against England in Worcestershire. The coaches and players have expressed happiness over the start of training and return to cricket.
Twenty players of the Pakistan squad and 11 members of the management arrived in England on June 28. Bowling coach Waqar Younis, physio Cliff Deacon and spinner Zafar Gohar, who was called in to prepare for the series, joined the team in England.
Prior to the training, all the players of the squad and the members of the management underwent code 19 tests which came negative and the training could be started only after the tests came negative.
The first training session of the Pakistan team was three hours long. Dr. Sohail Saleem, Director Medical and Sports Sciences and Captain Azhar Ali briefed the players on precautionary protocols before physical training and net practice.
Pakistan cricket team head coach Misbah-ul-Haq says that he is back on the field, all the players are happy, hopefully, the players will enjoy training in Worcester. Everyone has been away from training for three months, so everyone is waiting to train cricket and enjoy as much as possible. “I hope the training sessions in Worcester will be great,” Misbah-ul-Haq said.
Batting coach Younis Khan says it feels good to be reunited with the Pakistan team, we want to do well here, I have high hopes for the young players, I hope the whole team is good in times of epidemic Play games.
Left-arm opening batsman Shan Masood said, “It feels great to be back in cricket. Everyone played together in the PSL. Now they are playing for three months. The activities have just begun. So this tour is good.