Cricket: Pakistan is in good shape, says Intikhab Alam

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Intekhab Alam

Abdul Ghaffar

Karachi, Pakistan

Pakistan’s cricket team manager, Intikhab Alam, said on Thursday the team is in good shape ahead of the four-Test series against England, slated to start in July.

“The ongoing camp is a golden chance for the team to get used to the English conditions,” said Alam, while speaking to DawnNews from Hampshire.

Pakistan are currently playing a 3-day practice match to acclimatise to the alien conditions.

Alam seemed content with the batsmen’s display during the game.

“Hafeez has shown good form and scored 85 runs. Misbah-ul-Haq and Younis Khan have also had a good time at the crease,” the 74-year-old told over the phone.

The first and second days of the practice game started with a delay due to rain.

The former Test captain added the gym training will continue despite the weather-related delay in the game. “This 10-day long camp is going to help all the players.”

Speaking about Mohammad Amir, Alam stated the left-arm fast-bowler is keen to perform on his Test return tour.

Pakistan team will depart to Taunton on June 29 to play a proper practice game against the English county side, Somerset.

The national side tour officially kicks off on July 14.

Pakistan will face-off England in four Tests, five One-Day Internationals, and a Twenty20 International.

Courtesy Dawn.com

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