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Pakistan team returns to training after two weeks of isolation

QUEENSTOWN: The national cricket team has returned to training after spending over two weeks in managed isolation in New Zealand.

 After the end of the 14-day quarantine, Pakistani cricketers held their first training session in Queenstown. The players practiced in the net under the supervision of head coach Ejaz Ahmed.

The practice session lasted for three hours. The players of the Pakistani team will also have a practice session today. The T20 series between Pakistan and New Zealand will start on 18th December.

New Zealand will host three T20 and two Test matches against Pakistan. The first T20 match between the two teams will be played on 18th December in Auckland.

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The second match will be played on 20th December in Hamilton, the third and final match on 22nd December in Napier. The first Test between the two teams will be played in Turanga from 26th to 30th December. The second and final Test will be played in Christchurch from 3rd January to 7th January.

Pakistan Cricket Board has announced an 18-member squad for T20 against New Zealand. The team will be led by Babar Azam and vice-captain Shadab Khan. Sarfraz Ahmed and Hussain Talat have returned to the T20 squad.

Mohammad Rizwan, Haider Ali, Mohammad Hafeez, Iftikhar Ahmad, Khushdal Shah, Hussain Talat, Mohammad Hasnain, Haris Rauf, Shaheen Afridi, Usman Qadir, Wahab Riaz, Fahim Ashraf, Emad Wasim, and Abdullah Shafiq are also in the squad.