The Pakistan Cricket Team’s roster reached England on June 29 for the series of three Tests and three T20 Internationals.
The tour will officially commence from August 5 when the host England will compete the visiting side Pakistan for a Test match in Manchester.
The intra-squad practice games have been held by the Pakistan Cricket Board to evaluate the form and the performance of each player.
The final set of players for the international assignment could be decided by the selectors following the critical analysis on each player’s performance in the practice matches.
Apart from the matches held, the playing have been working hard in the nets to organize themselves in the best shape before the ultimate battle vs England.
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Where is Shoaib Malik?
Shoaib Malik is a part of the 29-men Pakistan Cricket Team’s squad for the tour of England.
However, he is not seen in the pictures of any practice session or a video where we could witness some of the classy drives and shots of Malik.
When Shoaib Malik will join Pakistan Cricket Team in England?
Head Coach Misbah-ul-Haq has a provided an update on the joining time of Shoaib Malik with Pakistan Cricket Team.
Former Test captain and chief selector Misbah-ul-Haq revealed, “Shoaib Malik has genuine reasons of not being with squad in England.”
Misbah told, “Malik has to spend time with his family after July 31 and would be joining the team afterwards for the tour of England.”
“We have made sure that he gets two weeks of practice here (England) so he could be ready before the T20 Internationals,” said Misbah.
According to the talk of Misbah-ul-Haq shared by PCB on its Youtube Channel, The management would decide which player it will send back after the arrival of Shoaib Malik because the rule of keeping maximum 29 players in the squad at the same time has to be followed.
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