Babar, Rizwan miss out as PCB calls players for specialised camps

Training camp will be held at National Cricket Academy

By Web Desk
June 02, 2023
Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan hugged each other after defeating India during ICC T20 World Cup 2021 in Dubai - ICC

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has announced to organise specialised camps for spinners, fast bowlers, and batters. 

In an announcement made today, PCB named players who have been called for specialised camps at National Cricket Academy (NCA). 

Pakistan's captain in all three formats, Babar Azam and wicketkeeper batter Mohammad Rizwan will miss the camp because they are traveling for Hajj in the second week of June. 

Sarfaraz Ahmed will miss the camp due to personal commitments whereas Mohammad Nawaz is recovering from finger injury. Players including Shaheen Shah Afridi and Shadab Khan, who are playing in County Cricket, will complete their contracts. 

As many as thirteen spinners, 11 fast bowlers, and 14 batters will undergo training camps from June 10 to 21. 

The men’s national selection committee has invited players from the Pakistan men’s, Shaheens and U19 sides and they will train under the guidance of national team’s and NCA’s coaches.

The upcoming first assignment of the national team after a gap of almost three months will be the ICC Test Championship matches against Sri Lanka. Pakistan will visit the Island nation to play two Tests at the end of July. 

Later this year, the Asia Cup and World Cup are also scheduled to be played. 

List of invited players

Spinners – Abrar Ahmed, Ali Asfand, Arafat Minhas, Faisal Akram, Mohammad Junaid, Mehran Mumtaz, Mubasir Khan, Noman Ali, Qasim Akram, Sajid Khan, Sufiyan Muqeem, Usama Mir and Zahid Mehmood

Fast bowlers - Aamir Jamal, Arshad Iqbal, Faheem Ashraf, Haris Rauf, Ihsanullah, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Mir Hamza, Mohammad Ali, Naseem Shah and Shahnawaz Dahani

Batters – Abdullah Shafique, Haris Sohail, Haseebullah, Hussain Talat, Iftikhar Ahmed, Imam-ul-Haq, Kamran Ghulam, Mohammad Haris, Mohammad Huraira, Omair Bin Yousuf, Saim Ayub, Salman Ali Agha, Saud Shakeel and Tayyab Tahir


For spinners – 10 till 15 June

Fast bowlers – 16 till 21 June