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Umar Gul reveals how Pakistan is preparing for Australia tour

The newly appointed Pakistan team fast bowling coach, Umar Gul, has provided insights into the thorough preparations underway for the national side’s upcoming three-match Test tour to Australia.

While talking to media, Gul emphasized the significance of tailoring their training regimen to the challenging Australian conditions.

“Today was our first day of training. We are preparing for Australian conditions, and just like the pitches we will encounter there, our team management and groundsmen have prepared pitches here specifically according to those requirements. Our main focus is to start practicing based on the conditions there,” Gul said.

“We have 4 different types of pitches on which we are practicing. The conditions there are obviously challenging, requiring a great deal of hard work. Considering those conditions, we are preparing for it. We are hopeful that the hard work we have put in here will pay off, and going forward, we also have a four-day game in Australia. That will help out preparations as well,” he concluded.

The Men in Green on Monday started their training camp at the Pindi Cricket Stadium for the Test series against Australia. 

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has included three more pacers, namely Sameen Gul, Ali Shafique, and Muhammad Ali, to the camp.

Pakistan squad for Australia Tests: Shan Masood (captain), Aamir Jamal, Abdullah Shafique, Abrar Ahmed, Babar Azam, Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Imam-ul-Haq, Khurram Shahzad, Mir Hamza, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Noman Ali, Saim Ayub, Salman Ali Agha, Sarfaraz Ahmed (wk), Saud Shakeel and Shaheen Shah Afridi.

Australia tour schedule:

  • Four-day match: PM’s XI vs Pakistan – December 6-9: Manuka Oval, Canberra
  • 1st Test – Australia vs Pakistan – December 14-18: Perth Stadium
  • 2nd Test – Australia vs Pakistan – December 26-30: Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)
  • 3rd Test – Australia vs Pakistan – January 3-7: Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG)