Cricket: Pakistan is in good shape, says Intikhab Alam

Posted by

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.


Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s