After the frustrating isolation period has ended in New Zealand, the Pakistani players have started their training in Queensland on Wednesday morning.
Sooner, the players of both sides will be engaged in an intra-squad practice match after the training ends to participate in a three-match T20I series that is to be followed by two test matches.
It is the first session ever that has taken place since the Pakistan squad’s arrival in New Zealand. The players took maximum advantage of the opportunity and trained themselves for three hours.
They were subjected to isolation for almost two weeks and the time has been challenging and tough affecting their mental and physical health.
Players are excited to get back on the field. Upon asking, Haris Sohail explained the importance of their return to physical activity and energetic happiness.
“14 days isolation was difficult for us as it would have been for any sportsperson. The moment we were told that isolation is over and we could return to cricket, everyone in the squad was excited and looking forward,” the 31-year-old said.
“We had a very good opening session today and are happy to be back on the field,” he added.
Pakistani players begin training in New Zealand
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