Pakistan opener Sharjeel Khan has been advised that his place within the taking part in eleven will rely on whether or not he can present some enchancment in his health by April 9, a day earlier than the T20 sequence begins in South Africa.
Sharjeel, who was picked within the Pakistan T20 squad for the 4 video games in South Africa and one other three in Zimbabwe, has additionally been advised he is not going to play the intra-squad matches in Lahore earlier than the workforce’s departure for Johannesburg on twenty eighth March.
“Sharjeel has been given a private coach and batting coach, Younis Khan himself. Health freak has been put in command of his general coaching in a bid to enhance the opener’s health earlier than the T20 sequence in South Africa,” a supply conscious of the developments mentioned on Monday.
Sharjeel’s choice after he carried out nicely within the latest Pakistan Tremendous League 6 matches has been questioned by some former gamers and critics who consider his health is less than the extent required to play worldwide cricket.
Sharjeel, who accomplished a two and a half 12 months ban for spot-fixing earlier than resuming his profession final 12 months, was seen doing laps and dealing arduous on his health underneath the supervision of Younis and the coach on the Gaddafi stadium on Monday.
A former Take a look at batsman, who’s near the nationwide choice committee, nevertheless, voiced his concern over the deadline set for Sharjeel.
“I’m listening to he has been advised to shed a minimum of 10 kilograms weight by the deadline if that is true they do not understand reducing weight means it’s going to additionally have an effect on his batting as batting additionally requires loads of endurance, stamina and muscle energy,” the participant mentioned.
He felt that as a substitute of setting deadlines the workforce administration ought to work on bettering Sharjeel’s health slowly in order that he does not lose energy, stamina and so forth.
Chief selector, Muhammad Wasim had made it clear not too long ago that Sharjeel was picked on the decision of captain, Babar Azam and head coach, Misbah ul Haq, who felt he was an affect participant within the T20 format they usually might enhance his health if he stayed with the squad.
Throughout his final digital press convention, Babar confirmed what Wasim had mentioned and added that whereas Sharjeel was a bit on the wholesome aspect however he wouldn’t be a legal responsibility on the sector.
Many see Sharjeel as a key affect participant as Pakistan begin making ready for the World T20 Cup to be held in India in October.