Peace weapons waiting for green shirts on bouncy pitches
LAHORE: Bouncy pitchers are waiting for the Green Shirts in South Africa, but the Pakistan team, which won the home Test and T20 series, will undergo its first test in the Proteas on Friday. The South African team visited Pakistan in January-February this year. The hosts won all three T20 matches after both Tests, so the Proteas returned home thirsty for victory. Now the Green Shirts are in South Africa. The ODI series starts in Centurion on Friday, followed by two more ODIs and four T20I matches. The Pakistan team left for Johannesburg on March 26 after completing its preparations for the training camp in Lahore, including intra-squad matches.
The coaches paid special attention to the top order and practiced on bouncers with balls coming off the stumps. They were also faced with the balls falling on the marble slab and coming out fast. Special practice of power hitting continued. ۔ Training was not mandatory for all the players yesterday, so most of them preferred to rest. Among the fielders, the tail enders were given a long practice. Along with Hassan Ali, a few young bowlers honed their skills. The series continued. On the other hand, the team management also agreed to consider playing XI. Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdal Shah, Wahab Riaz and Mohammad Musa, who played the last match of the home series against Zimbabwe, should be considered under different names.