LAHORE: Sindh's middle-order batter Saud Shakeel has been named captain of Pakistan Shaheens who will play practice matches against Babar Azam XI during training session from August 6 to 11.
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) formed a 12-members Shaheens squad to give scenario-based practice to Pakistan team who will go to Netherlands to play three-match ODI series from August 16 to 21.
Shaheens squad include Saud (Captain), Kamran Ghulam (Vice-captain), Abbas Afridi, Abdullah Shafique, Abdul Wahid Bangalzai, Arshad Iqbal, Faisal Akram, Haseebullah (wicket-keeper), Abrar Ahmed, Mir Hamza, Qasim Akram and Zahid Mehmood.
The two squads will play two 50-over games on 7 and 10 August at the Lahore City Cricket Association (LCCA) Ground.
The training camp for the Netherlands bound players will be held in Lahore from 6-11 August. The side will depart for Amsterdam in the wee hours of Friday, 12 August. Mohammad Rizwan will join the camp after the first practice match while Haris Rauf will report in NHPC on 7th August.
From 3 to 6pm: Pakistan squad will hold a training session at the Gaddafi Stadium. Beforehand, a Pakistan squad member will hold a media talk.
First practice match between Pakistan's senior and Pakistan Shaheens to start at 9 am at LCCA ground Lahore.
Pakistan squad will hold a fitness/skills session from 10 to 2 pm at the NHPC.
Second practice match between Pakistan's senior and Pakistan Shaheens to start at 9 am at LCCA ground in Lahore.
10 am to 1 pm: An optional training session at GSL
12:30 pm: Captain Babar Azam will hold the departure presser at Far end building, GSL.
Departure for Amsterdam