Courtesy The News International
LAHORE: Pakistan cricket team’s Chief Selector Inzamam-Ul-Haq held a press conference to announce the names of the Skills Camp for the upcoming Pakistan versus England tour.
Addressing media personnel, Inzamam-ul-Haq said Shahid Afridi, Umar Akmal and Ahmad Shahzad were not included in the skills camp.
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-rounders: Mohammad Nawaz
Fast bowlers: Hasan Ali, Mir Hamza, Mohammad Abbas, Azeez Ullah, Bilawal Bhatti
Spinners: Mohammad Asghar, Shadab Khan
Wicketkeeper: Mohamamd Hasan
Inzamam said that he was encountering difficulty in finding all-rounders for the national cricket team. He also said that if Pakistan A team players perform well, they would be considered for the national squad.
Regarding the boot camp, Inzamam said: “The boot camp has benefited our players with regard to fitness. It would further provide much more benefit if it operates for a longer period of time.”
The chief selector also said that it was not possible for him to select all seven bowlers if they were good. Regarding leg-spinner Yasir Shah, Inzamam said that he would be fit in the next ten days.
Pakistan take on England this summer, which will be their first ever series since 2010. It will be fast bowler Mohommad Amir’s first tour to England after his infamous spot-fixing scandal in 2010, which resulted in a five-year suspension for him.