As the Test squad concluded its camp for the upcoming tour of Sri Lanka on Saturday, the players revealed that they had enjoyed working with the new team management in the short 10-day period.
The camp, which began July 17, included two sessions; net practice in the afternoon and extensive training during night time.
“I can feel that exciting times are ahead as everyone is working really hard before the Sri Lanka series,” one of the senior players told The Express Tribune.
“All the players, coaches and support staff gelled well during the camp which is a positive sign as we’ve got important series coming up against Sri Lanka and then Australia and New Zealand.”
Pakistan are scheduled to take on Sri Lanka in August, during which the team will play two Tests and three ODIs.
Pakistan’ Test squad includes Misbahul Haq (captain), Ahmed Shehzad, Khurram Manzoor, Shan Masood, Azhar Ali, Younus Khan, Asad Shafiq, Umar Akmal, Sarfraz Ahmed, Saeed Ajmal, Abdur Rehman, Mohammad Talha, Junaid Khan, Rahat Ali and Wahab Riaz.
Meanwhile, another player added that fielding coach-cum-trainer Grant Luden’s methods had kept the players motivated.
“We all enjoyed working with Luden, especially because his training methods have been different; they were difficult but likeable so it didn’t feel like a burden and we were motivated enough to put in extra effort.”
Published in The Express Tribune, July 27th, 2014.
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