Pakistan’s pre-season training camp started at the National Cricket Academy on 20th August 2019 and will continue till 7th September 2019. The camp led by Pakistan’s former captain Misbah-ul-Haq, was reported by 18 players.
Pakistan’s former captain Misbah-ul-Haq
These players were Sarfraz Ahmed, Yasir Shah, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Asad Shafiq, Haris Sohail, Shaan Masood, Mohammad Rizwan, Usman Khan Shinwari, Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Wahab Riaz, Abid Ali, Rahat Ali, Iftikhar Ahmed, Zafar Gohar, Bilal Asif, Asif Ali, and Mir Hamza.
Meanwhile, Azhar Ali, Hassan Ali, and Shadab Khan will join the camp later this week. Pakistan’s start batsman, Babar Azam, fast-bowler Mohammad Amir, and all-rounder Imad Wasim have been given an exemption from the camp courtesy their County agreements.
The camp will conduct fitness tests of these 21 players. PCB will select the squad for the Test series against Sri Lanka from this list of 21 players. Passing the fitness Test will be the key to selection for the Test series.