- PCB shares video of the two players practicing
- They were resting a result of their thumb injuries
- Coach Misbah-ul-Haq is confident Babar Azam will be good for the second Test of the series
Pakistan Team captain Babar Azam and opener Imam-ul-Haq got back to preparing today. The batsmen at long last got their bats following 12 days of rest.
The PCB shared a video of the two players working on during the group’s net meeting in front of the principal test coordinate against New Zealand.
“We are hopeful that Babar will be fit for [the] second Test,” Misbah-ul-Haq was cited as saying by site Cricinfo.
“He started gripping the bat today and practicing with a tennis ball. You can’t really predict much with injuries like that but I just hope he gets better in five or six days and he has about eight days or so to get ready, which would be a big boost for us,” said the Pakistan group mentor.
Both players have just been managed out of the main Test booked to begin on December 26. The PCB has said that Mohammad Rizwan will be driving the Test side without Babar.
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Babar and top-request batsman Imam ul Haq were managed out of the principal Test coordinate because of thumb wounds supported during instructional courses.
Both players are as a rule firmly checked by the group’s clinical staff.
The choice on whether they will be remembered for the playing 11 for the subsequent Test coordinate on January 3, 2021, will be made later.