Watch: Pakistan Cricket Team Trains With Army to Increase Fitness

To become fit, the Pakistan cricket team, under the newly-appointed white ball skipper Babar Azam, took part in military drills during their two-week training program at the Army School of Physical Training (ASPT) in Kakul.

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) decided to hold a training season with the Pakistan army to enhance their fitness. The players were seen involved in rigorous workouts in a video posted by the PCB on social media.

The players taking part in practice session at the army camp in Kakul are –

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.

The PCB is hopeful that players will get their fitness “up to speed” by training with the army.

“When I was watching the matches in Lahore, I don’t think a single one of you hit a six that went into the stands. Whenever a six like that was hit, I used to think a foreign player must have hit that. I have asked the board to make a plan that gets every player’s fitness up to speed. You’ll have to make a proper effort for that,” Naqvi said a few weeks back.

Earlier during Misbah-ul-Haq’s captaincy, the Pakistan team organised a training camp with the military at Kakul Academy to gear up for their Test series against England.

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