Pakistan's Champions Trophy Preparations and Updates

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    So I will be updating this thread with pictures and updates of Pakistan's preparations for the CT.


    1. Pakistan's 6 day camp in Abottabad began today, i feel it should have been atleast 8-10 days.

    2. Wasim Akram will join the camp soon, Javed Miandad is govong batting tips.

    3. With YK out of the picture, Asad Shafiq is being groomed into the slip role.

    The day started with fielding drills as Misbah-ul-Haq, Mohammad Hafeez and Asad Shafiq had a rigorous slip-catching session while rest of the players went through regular fielding practice.

    4. Only Junaid Khan missed Day 1 of the camp.

    Except Junaid Khan, all players picked for the Champions Trophy arrived for the camp, while five emerging fast bowlers were also called in to train with the national squad. Junaid, who lives in Swabi, about two hours away from Abbottabad, is expected to join the squad on Saturday.

    5. And Jadoogar beat Nasir Jamshed in a race.

    One of the sidelights of the day was the race between Nasir Jamshed and Saeed Ajmal. The usual sprinting drill was amusingly converted to a competition between the two, with the 35-year-old Ajmal beating the 23-year-old Jamshed by a big distance, leaving the latter out of breath.

    Full Report Here ---> http://www.espncricinfo.com/icc-champions-trophy-2013/content/current/story/633918.html


    Will keep this updated
     
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    iAd what's your views on height of Asad Shafiq as slip fielder?
    Has he done that in domestic cricket?
     
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    Interesting - Talking about bullet-point 5.
     
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    Jamshed getting exposed, lol.
     
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    Never seen Asad in the slips, I remember on the India tour they had Nasir Jamshed as slip fielder probably cause he was to slow in the outfield.:p

    Well lets see how Asad does, he was a top fielder in SA in the outfield. Stopped runs and caught them all
     
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    Yes he is top outfielder but i think there is marked difference between slip fielding & normal fielding /outfield.
     
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    Misbah will be in 1st slip, Hafeez will be in 2nd slip. I've seen Asad fielding in gully area, he's decent there.
     
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    Well Asad's under training now with coaches, Misbah and Hafeez
     
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    3rd slip kon hoga?
     
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    3rd slip kon hoga?
     
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    Do we really need 4 fielders behind the batsman? :fp
     
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    I've never seen Misbah having 3 slips unless tailenders are batting.
     
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    India series
     
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    One off ting yo.
     
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    I think its going to be Farhat.
     
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    Updates As Promised









     
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    Nasir Jamshed - The Unfit

    One of the sidelights of the day was the race between Nasir Jamshed and Saeed Ajmal. The usual sprinting drill was amusingly converted to a competition between the two, with the 35-year-old Ajmal beating the 23-year-old Jamshed by a big distance, leaving the latter out of breath.

    Saeed Ajmal - The Fit

    Misbah-ul-Haq - The Fitter


     
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    This is soo positive for PCB and Pakistan Cricket. Thank god we got Zaka now.
     
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    Pakistan focus on batting improvement

    Umar Farooq in Abbottabad
    May 4, 2013

    The Pakistan squad for Champions trophy spent the second day of their conditioning camp in Abbottabad focusing on their batting. The players had a full-fledged session under the guidance of former players Javed Miandad and Wasim Akram, while the regular coaches, Dav Whatmore and Mohammad Akram, took a backseat.

    Misbah-ul-Haq, Nasir Jamshed and Umar Amin were batched together for a batting session with Miandad, while the bowlers - Mohammad Irfan, Saeed Ajmal and Junaid Khan - also spent time working on their batting with help from assistant coach Shahid Aslam. Ajmal, who is expected to play a significant role with the ball, showed he has worked on his batting with a couple of eye-catching shots - a back-foot cut and a slog over midwicket.

    Asad Shafiq, who scored four consecutive half-centuries recently in the President's cup one day tournament, had an extended batting session for two hours. In the absence of Younis Khan, Shafiq will shoulder extra responsibility in the Pakistan middle order.

    "I have batted on a track that helped both bowlers and batsmen, a pitch similar to what we are (expecting) to get in England," Shafiq said after the session. "My confidence is already up after playing in South Africa. I am trying to avoid being complacent and maintain my rhythm from these training sessions."

    "My plan is to bat for big runs as I know the responsibility in his [Younis] absence has gone up. As a team, we understand how important it is to score runs to support our bowlers, as our group is a tough one. It's in our minds that we have to be ready and have to give our hundred per cent to winning the opening game."

    Akram, who arrived today for a two-day visit, cited batting as the key if Pakistan are to succeed. He said that the team's chances in Champions Trophy are 'bright' but batsmen need to contribute regularly. "If our batting clicks, our bowlers will follow it up on a good note," Akram said. "Our strength has been the bowling. Even in my era, we never felt comfortable chasing the target. So our batsmen need to score runs.

    "The are indeed preparing well, but we need to see how they execute the plans there in the matchesm," he said. "I always deem Pakistan as a favourite for such tournaments and with a proper planning we can beat any team any where."

    This is Umar Farooq's ESPNcricinfo report.

    http://www.espncricinfo.com/pakistan/content/current/story/633990.html
     
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    TBH looks like they are really working on their goals. Good to see..finally Alhumdulillah.

    This ground is as beautiful as the ones in NZ mashaAllah.
     
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    The 39 year old runing 4 times today and winning all the sprint races.. WOW!
     
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    Tells us about our player's fitness.
     
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    Misbah is the best thing that has happened to Pakistan since Jinnah.
     
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    More youngsters should follow Yk and Misbah when it comes to training.
     
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    Breathtaking scenery, SubhanAllah.

    And yes by scenery I mean the actual landscape, not the players lol
     
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    Who`s the left-hander next to Miandad in the twitter picture iAd
     
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    99% sure its Umar Amin
     
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    Video Alert:

     
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    Nasir Jamshed seriously needs a kick on his back side and a few others as well to sharpen up themselves if they're to continue playing international cricket.
     
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    IK has better fitness than some of our young players. iA they will improve.
     
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    Video Alert #2:

     
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    any news on the kit?
     

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