Babar Azam joins teammates for intensive training at Kakul camp after missing two days

Babar Azam

Former Pakistan captain Babar Azam joined his teammates at the ongoing fitness camp in Kakul after a brief absence. Upon arriving at Kakul Academy, Babar Azam underwent a fitness assessment as part of his participation in the camp with the Pakistani Army.

Pakistani cricketers take part in a fitness camp at the Army School of Physical Training (ASPT), taking part in various training regimes and exercises in the gym. The camp, with 29 cricketers, started on March 26 and will end on April 8. The players take part in light training at 4 pm, with a more rigorous session after Iftar.

The main objective of the fitness camp is to prepare the national cricket team for the upcoming bilateral matches and the ICC T20 World Cup. As camp has progressed, the intensity of training has increased, evident in the transition from a two-kilometer run earlier in the week to an eight-kilometer run organized for the players on Thursday.

Babar Azam joins Pakistan training camp on Thursday

Babar Azam He joined camp right after practice on Thursday afternoon. Naseem Shah and Iftikhar Ahmed, who had performed an Umrah pilgrimage with Babar, have resumed their training. Babar then underwent a fitness assessment upon his arrival at the camp.

Some players refrained from doing the fitness race for fear of injury. Imad Wasim opted for lighter workouts in the gym after missing training on Wednesday. Fakhar Zaman and Haris Rauf joined the rehabilitation group as they continued to recover from their injuries.

During training intervals, players practiced activities such as badminton and formed teams for friendly matches. Notably, Shaheen Afridi and Mohammad Haris ganged up against Naseem Shah and Abbas Afridi. These activities offered a welcome respite from the intense training.

Players in camp: Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan, Saim Ayub, Fakhar Zaman, Sahibzada Farhan, Haseebullah, Saud Shakeel, Usman Khan, Mohammad Haris, Salman Ali Agha, Azam Khan, Iftikhar Ahmed, Irfan Khan Niazi, Shadab Khan, Imad Wasim, Usama Mir, Mohammad Nawaz, Mehran Mumtaz, Abrar Ahmed, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Naseem Shah, Mohammad Abbas Afridi, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Ali, Zaman Khan, Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Aamir Jamal, Haris Rauf and Mohammad Amir

Pakistan to face New Zealand in five matches of T20I series

Pakistan’s Men in Green are gearing up for a five-match T20I series against New Zealand, starting on April 18 in Rawalpindi. After three matches in Rawalpindi, the series will conclude with the final matches at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore.

The Pakistan national cricket team is grouped with India, USA, Canada and Ireland for the T20 World Cup 2024, which begins on June 1. The Men in Green will begin their World Cup journey against co-hosts USA at Grand Prairie Stadium. in Dallas on June 6.

The clash between Pakistan and India is scheduled for June 9 in New York, and previous T20I matches have tilted in favor of Pakistan in only three of twelve matches. Their last clash took place during the 2022 T20 World Cup in Melbourne.

Match Date equipment Event
eleven June 6th United States vs Pakistan dallas
twenty June 9 India vs Pakistan NY
23 June 11 Pakistan vs Canada Lauderhill
37 June 16 Pakistan vs Ireland Lauderhill

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