Pak cricket team leaves for Caribbean tour

April 14th, 2011 - 3:12 pm ICT by ANI  

Lahore, April 14(ANI): The Pakistan cricket team left for the Caribbean tour on Thursday after completing a two-day training camp in Lahore.

Talking to media persons before departure at Allama Iqbal airport in Lahore, team manager Intikhab Alam said young players had a golden opportunity to get experience and show their performances.

“I am hopeful with young cricketers, they will perform well and InshAllah would help to win the series against West Indies,” The News quoted Intikhab, as saying.Pakistan’s limited-overs squad includes five players yet to play for the senior team- wicketkeeper Mohammad Salman, batsman Usman Salahuddin, allrounder Hammad Azam and pacers Sadaf and Junaid Khan.

Pakistan will play a Twenty20 and a five-match one-day series with Shahid Afridi as captain, while two test matches will be played under the captaincy of Misbah-Ul-Haq.Pakistan will start the West Indies tour with a practice match on April 18, Samaa TV reports.

The Caribbean tour will formally begin on April 21 with a Twenty20 match between Pakistan and the West Indies. Underscoring the need for the Pakistan squad to enhance their performance in fielding, Intikhab stressed the team has all the potential to beat West Indies on their home ground. (ANI)

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