Sarfraz said that many of the young pace bowlers having natural swing with both sides and that is very fruitful for them and this camp will provide them opportunity to improve their weaknesses in a few areas, where I would try to play my role effectively to finish their weaknesses. He said that our bowlers know how to reverse swing the old ball but they don’t know how to do that when the ball is relativelt newer.”
Sarfraz said that he is looking forward to his stint at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) as a trainer for the country’s fast bowlers and this coaching programme will help correct that.
Meanwhile Pakistan Cricket Board also announced the probables who will attend the two fast-track coaching programmes. The short listed players in phase one as under
Fast-bowlers: Sohail Khan, Sohail Tanveer, Mohammad Talha, Sadaf Hussain, Hammad Azam, Tanveer Ahmed, Mohammad Khalil, Abdul Rauf, Nasrullah and Asad Ali. While Umer Gul, Junaid Khan, Wahab Riaz & Aizaz Cheema will attend the camp if available in the country
Batsmen: Taufique Umar, Asad Shafiq, Azhar Ali, Usman Salahuddin, Umar Akmal, Naveed Yasin, Umar Amin, Sharjeel Khan, Saeed Anwar, Mohammad Ayub, Babar Azam and Shan Masood.
The second programme phase short listed players are Zulfiqar Babar, Rameez Raja, Raza Hassan, Saad Nasim, Yasir Shah, Usman Qadir, Hammad Azam, Atif Maqbool, Faisal Tahir, Rohail Ali. Saeed Ajmal’s name has also been given but his participation is highly unlikely as he will be in England.