Pakistan holds training session for England T20 series
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Preparations for the Pakistan-England series in Karachi are underway as the national team held its first training session here at the National Stadium on Sunday, reported 24NewsHD TV Channel.
The national team practiced batting, bowling, and fielding to prepare for the seven-match T20 series against England which will begin on September 20.
England team arrived in the country after a gap of 17-year. The visiting team also trained hard on the second day.
Pakistan team did a tough workout in the training session which started after 7pm under floodlights. In the three-and-a-half-hour training session, the national players also did bowling and batting drills along with difficult catches. Head coach Saqlain Mushtaq and batting coach Muhammad Yusuf continued to guide the players while bowling coach Shaun Tait did not come to the stadium due to health problems.
National cricketer Shaun Masood said that England is the best white ball team and the series against England will be good preparation before the World Cup. Azam is leading the team well, but there is no eye on his captaincy, he added.
Shan Masood, who made a comeback in the team, called the English team a challenge. He also told that he is ready to play at any number, his eye is not on captaincy but on his game.
English cricketer David Mullan said that playing against Pakistan is always a challenge, Butler is not available and we will miss him.
Reporter: Mahmud Riaz