Saim Ayub among players finalised for training camp ahead of Australia tour: report

The camp will be held in Rawalpindi from November 22 to 29

By Web Desk
November 17, 2023
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The players have been identified for Pakistan's training camp ahead of the upcoming Test tour in Australia, local media reported.

The camp will be held in Rawalpindi from November 22 to 29 and the team is due to leave from Islamabad for Australia on the 30th of November.

Newly-appointed Test captain Shan Masood with Team Director Mohammad Hafeez and Chief Selector Wahab Riaz, has identified potential players for the training camp.

Quaid-e-Azam Trophy's top performers Sahibzada Farhan, Saim Ayub, and leading wicket-taker Khurram Shehzad are among those chosen.

On the other hand, the coaching staff for the Pakistani team has also been finalised. Mohammad Hafeez will take on the dual role of head coach and batting coach. Umar Gul will be the bowling coach, while coach Abdul Majid will again take charge as fielding coach.

Naveed Akram Cheema will manage the Pakistan team during the tour, and Shahid Aslam will act as the assistant coach and manager. Raza Rashid has been appointed as the media manager for the Australia tour.

The formal announcement of the squad and coaching staff is subject to approval from Zaka Ashraf, the head of the PCB management committee, who is presently in India. The decision has been made to include seventeen to eighteen players in the squad for the Australia tour.

Australia tour schedule:

Four-day match: PM’s XI vs Pakistan – December 6-9: Manuka Oval, Canberra

1st Test – Australia vs Pakistan – December 14-18: Perth Stadium

2nd Test – Australia vs Pakistan – December 26-30: Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)

3rd Test – Australia vs Pakistan – January 3-7: Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG)