KARACHI: Pakistan’s Take a look at squad has acknowledged its preparation for the primary match in opposition to South Africa on the Nationwide Stadium Karachi (NSK).
The 20-member squad, on Thursday, skilled for practically 5 hours on the NSK as they purpose to enhance their place within the Worldwide Cricket Council’s Take a look at rating. A 2-0 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 — have been joined by high-performance coaches Mohammad Yousuf and Saqlain Mushtaq on the coaching session to information the gamers forward of the two-match sequence.
The session began with ordinary coaching drills to heat up, adopted by catching observe earlier than intensified observe on the nets.
The gamers skilled in three teams on the sector, with two nets devoted for batsmen to do knocking whereas one internet was reworked right into a match state of affairs with wickets surrounded by slip fielders, wicket-keepers, and closed fielders.
Through 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 throughout the upcoming sequence.
Younis Khan and Mohammad Yousuf, individually, labored with batsmen to assist them grasp taying on the wicket for longer.
Pakistan selectors are more likely to trim the 20 member squad into 16 within the subsequent two days. The primary Take a look at between South Africa and Pakistan is scheduled to start on January 26 at Nationwide Stadium.