LAHORE: Pakistani skipper Babar Azam and opening batter Imam-ul-Haq reached National High-Performance Centre (NHPC) here to work on their weaknesses despite off days.
Pakistan cricket team is scheduled to start training on June 26 in Rawalpindi but Babar and Imam decided to get rhythm before the official camp kicks off.
The national team's assistant coach Shahid Aslam worked with Babar in the nets. Babar did batting with the help of a slab to get strong on bouncers.
In the end, the two cricketers also did throw down drills with the coach.
It must be noted here that Pakistan are scheduled to travel to Sri Lanka on July 6 for the Test series. According to the schedule released by Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC), Pakistan will play a three-day warm-up game from July 11 to 13 followed by first Test from July 16 to 20 and second match from July 24 to 28.
Babar Azam-led Pakistan squad includes Mohammad Rizwan (vice-captain, wicketkeeper), Abdullah Shafique, Azhar Ali, Faheem Ashraf, Fawad Alam, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Imam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Nawaz, Naseem Shah, Nauman Ali, Salman Ali Agha, Sarfaraz Ahmed (wicketkeeper), Saud Shakeel, Shaheen Afridi, Shan Masood, and Yasir Shah
Player Support Personnel: Mansoor Rana (manager), Saqlain Mushtaq (head coach), Shahid Aslam (assistant to head coach), Mohammad Yousuf (batting coach), Shaun Tait (bowling coach), Cliffe Deacon (physiotherapist), Drikus Saaiman (trainer/strength and conditioning coach), Abdul Majeed (fielding coach), Ahsan Iftikhar Nagi (media and digital content manager), Col (retd) Muhammad Mukarram Khan (security manager), Dr Muhammad Khurram Sarwar (team doctor), Talha Ejaz (analyst) and Malang Ali (masseur).