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In their bid to keep players mentally and physically fit, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has arranged for online sessions between former greats and current crop of players.
"The sessions have been arranged by the Pakistan national men's cricket team management in collaboration with the International Cricket Operations Department as they are looking at novel and innovative ideas to ensure its elite players and future prospects remain connected with the game in these unprecedented times and also learn from the experiences of some of the very best the country has produced," the PCB release stated.
The likes of Javed Miandad, Washim Akram, Mohammad Yousuf, Moin Khan, Mushtaq Ahmed, Rashid Latif, Shoaib Akhtar and Younis Khan will share their insights about the game as well as their strategies, preparations and thought processes in the lead up to and during a series or an event.
"I am grateful to these distinguished cricketers who have agreed to share their experiences with our young and emerging stars," head coach cum chief selector Misbah-ul-Haq was quoted as saying in the release.
"These stalwarts have many inspirational and motivational stories to share with the young group and I want the current players to absorb what they hear and take learning from these world-class performers.
"We have to plan with the mindset that the England series will go ahead. A number of these greats have been part of series winning sides in England and, therefore, their insight into how to plan and prepare for that series will be invaluable," he added.
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"Virat Kohli is a good player and he has performed well against Pakistan. I have nothing against him but if Indians don't compare their players with Pakistan, then we shouldn't do that as well," he added.
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"We have selected a squad after analysing the performance in New Zealand and areas of improvement are identified." Fast bowler Hasan Ali has regained fitness from his back problem and returns two years after last playing a test match against South Africa in 2019.
World number one Carlos Alcaraz crushed Lorenzo Musetti 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 to reach the French Open quarter-finals on Sunday and move a step closer to a blockbuster showdown with Novak Djokovic.
The West Indies openers King and Johnnson Charles added a quick-fire 48 runs for the first wicket to set the tone for a successful chase.
"When I was giving birth to our daughter in October, I never believed I would go all the way to the quarter-finals of a Grand Slam," Svitolina added.