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Pakistan Cricket Team Wraps Up Training Camp, Gears Up for Australia Tour

The Pakistan national cricket team has concluded their four-day training camp in Rawalpindi, as they prepare for their upcoming tour of Australia. The team will take a day off before resuming their practice at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Lahore on November 28.

The team, led by Shan Masood, is scheduled to depart from Lahore for Australia on November 30 to participate in a three-match Test series. Masood has been in excellent form with the bat, particularly in Test cricket, and is expected to lead the team effectively in the red-ball format.

This comes after Babar Azam decided to step down as the team captain in all formats. In response to this, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) appointed Shaheen Shah Afridi as the captain of the T20I side. Afridi’s appointment marks a significant change in the team’s leadership structure, and it will be interesting to see how he handles the responsibility.

The tour will be a challenging one for Pakistan, as they have not won a Test match in Australia since 1995. They will also have to adjust to the new leadership of Shan Masood, who has been appointed as the Test captain after Babar Azam stepped down from all formats.

Masood, who has scored four centuries and seven fifties in 30 Tests (56 Innings), is confident of leading the team from the front. He said he was ready to take up the responsibility and hoped to inspire his teammates with his performance.

The upcoming tour is crucial for the Pakistan cricket team, and the training camp was an essential part of their preparation. The players had the opportunity to hone their skills and strategies under the guidance of their coaches. The focus now shifts to the practice sessions at the NCA, where the players will continue their preparations ahead of the challenging tour.

The tour of Australia is always a stern test for any visiting team, given the challenging conditions and the quality of the Australian cricket team. However, the Pakistan team is full of talented and experienced players who are capable of putting up a strong performance. The leadership of Shan Masood Masood will be crucial in guiding the team during the tour.

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