In preparation for the Sri Lanka tour, a total of 14 batters, will be participating in two training camps
Former Pakistan cricketer, Rashid Latif, has pointed out three young players who he believes could be selected for the upcoming Test tour of Sri Lanka in July this year.
In a recent discussion on his YouTube channel, Latif mentioned Omair Bin Yousuf, Mohammad Hurraira, and Saud Shakeel as potential candidates for the national team.
“There are chances of young players [being selected]. We can talk about Omair Bin Yousuf and Mohammad Hurraira. Then there is Saud Shakeel. Their time is about to come. If you have dropped Fawad Alam and Azhar Ali has left, then this young lot is quite strong. The three players I named are technically solid and have been scoring in domestic in all three formats,” Latif said.
“I think Sri Lanka series will be very important and we should win every match in a proper way and gain points,” he added.
During Pakistan Shaheens’ recent tour to Zimbabawe, at the end of two four-dayers, Omair led the batting charts with 348 runs from three innings, which included his highest first-class score of 250 not out in the first four-dayer. Huraira – who has featured in 24 first-class matches – finished second on the batting charts with 242 runs from two innings at an average of 121.
In preparation for the tour, a total of 14 batters, including Omair, Saud, and Hurraira, will be participating in two training camps. The first camp, focused on spinners, will run from 10th to 15th June, while the second camp for fast bowlers will take place from 16th to 21st June.
Batters – Abdullah Shafique, Haris Sohail, Haseebullah, Hussain Talat, Iftikhar Ahmed, Imam-ul-Haq, Kamran Ghulam, Mohammad Haris, Mohammad Huraira, Omair Bin Yousuf, Saim Ayub, Salman Ali Agha, Saud Shakeel and Tayyab Tahir
These camps aim to aid the selectors in finalizing the best possible squad for Pakistan's two-Test series against Sri Lanka, marking the start of the national team's involvement in the third cycle of the World Test Championship.