PakVsNZ: National squad starts training session at Queenstown

Muhammad UsmanMultimedia Journalist

09th Dec, 2020. 11:09 am

Pakistan squad has returned to the cricket field for its first practice session in Queenstown on Wednesday morning after two weeks of isolation.

According to the details, Shaheens made the most of the opportunity and trained for almost three hours under Ejaz Ahmed, Pakistan cricket team’s coach, supervision.

The 53-member squad was in managed isolation, confined to their rooms for the last two weeks. Shaheens were allowed to train initially during isolation, however, after 10 players of the squad tested positive for coronavirus, they were revoked by the NZ health authorities.

Cricketers were happy and energetic to be back on the cricket field after 14 days. Haris Sohail, on the other hand, spoke about the frustration of players who had gone through two-week isolation.

“14- days isolation was as difficult for us as it would have been for any other sportsperson.”

“The moment we were told that isolation is over and we could return to cricket, everyone in the squad was excited and looked forward to the practice sessions,” he shared, adding that the team had a very good opening session today.

Pakistan Squad For New Zealand T20Is:

Babar Azam (captain), Shadab Khan (vice-captain), Abdullah Shafique, Faheem Ashraf, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Hussain Talat, Iftikhar Ahmed, Imad Wasim, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Musa Khan, Mohammad Rizwan, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Usman Qadir and Wahab Riaz.

Pakistan V New Zealand T20Is:

18 Dec – 1st T20I, Eden Park, Auckland

20 Dec – 2nd T20I, Seddon Park, Hamilton

22 Dec – 3rd T20I, McLean Park, Napier


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