Web desk: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) have called all central contract players, including Pakistan’s Mr. Consistent of domestic as well as international cricket Fawad Alam for fitness and skill camps ahead of the England tour.
The fitness camp and testing will take place on April 9 and 10, while the skill camp begins on April 11 and runs till April 23.
Fawad Alam, who maintains a First Class average of 55.37 and an average of 41.66 in his three Tests played, can be a suitable replacement for either of the retired duo of Misbah-ul-Haq or Younis Khan.
Pakistan is scheduled to play against Kent in a four-day warm-up game before facing the Test debutants Ireland on May 11th.
After that green shirts will head to England where Pakistan will play two Tests against England. It would be challnging for Sarfraz XI as after a so much time Men in green will play a home away Test series without retired duo Misbah Ul Haq and Younis Khan.
Afterwards, Pakistan will take on Scotland in two T20Is, for which PCB may send three or four players from Pakistan, who have been in spectacular form in the shortest format of the game.
Last time in 2016, when Pakistan toured England under the captaincy of Misbah-ul-Haq they became the number one ranked Test side for the first time in the country’s history after drawing England series 2-2.