Pakistan Shaheens Prep for Darwin Tour with Intensive Camps

Pakistan Shaheens Prep for Darwin Tour with Intensive Camps

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has outlined an ambitious series of events centered around its Hanif Mohammad High Performance Centre in Karachi.

Commencing on 24th June, the PCB will host a pre-season fitness and fielding camp, which will gather 25 top cricketers for an intensive training regimen lasting until 7th July.

Following this, a more specialized Pakistan Shaheens training camp will take place from 8th to 13th July, focusing on preparing the team for their upcoming tour to Darwin.

During their time in Darwin, the Pakistan Shaheens are scheduled to engage in a series of challenging fixtures. This includes two four-day matches against Bangladesh ‘A’, two 50-over matches against Northern Territory and Bangladesh, as well as participation in the highly competitive nine-team Top End T20 Series.

Leading the charge during these crucial camps and matches will be Jason Gillespie, the red-ball head coach, who will supervise the Shaheens’ training camp from 8th to 13th July and also serve as head coach during their Darwin tour.

After the completion of the second four-day match against Bangladesh ‘A’ on 29th July, Gillespie will return to Pakistan to resume his duties as the head coach of the national team, gearing up for a two-Test series against Bangladesh.

Assisting Gillespie and ensuring the camps run smoothly, Mohammad Masroor will serve as Assistant Coach-cum-Manager, overseeing the pre-season fitness and fielding camp. He will continue in this role until 7th July before accompanying the team to Darwin.

Abdul Rehman, the white-ball head coach, will join the squad on 28th July to lead them through the subsequent matches in the Top End T20 Series and 50-over contests.

Players selected by the national selection committee for the pre-season fitness and fielding camp and the Pakistan Shaheens squad include a mix of seasoned players and emerging talent. Standout names like Abdullah Shafique, Imam-ul-Haq, and Sarfaraz Ahmed highlight the squad, with final additions to be confirmed in due course.

Looking ahead to their Darwin tour, this marks the second consecutive year for the Pakistan Shaheens’ participation in the region. Last year’s campaign saw them making strides in both the Top End T20 Series and the 50-over format, underlining their growing prowess on the international stage.

This comprehensive approach by the PCB not only aims to enhance the skills and fitness levels of its players but also underscores its commitment to preparing them for the rigors of international cricket.

With a blend of experienced coaching and promising talent, the Pakistan Shaheens are poised to make a significant impact in Darwin and beyond.