Pakistan held an optional training session on Wednesday at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata, ahead of their World Cup clash against England on Saturday.
15 players from the Pakistan squad and reserves participated in the session, while three players opted to miss the optional practice session.
The players who opted to rest were Abrar Ahmed, Imam-ul- Haq and Mohammad Nawaz.
Imam had felt discomfort in his neck and skipped the Green Shirts’ training session on Friday ahead of their clash against New Zealand in a must-win encounter on November 4 in Bengaluru.
Following a negative MRI report, fast bowler Haris Rauf rejoined the team for the bowling session. Rauf had exited the field during the Pakistan versus New Zealand match due to a suspected rib sprain. Subsequently, he underwent examinations at a local Kolkata hospital after experiencing discomfort in his ribs.
In a positive development, Shadab Khan, who had suffered a concussion during the South Africa match, bowled for the first time in the practice nets.
All players actively participated in the fielding session.
Pakistan squad for World Cup:
Babar Azam (C), Shadab Khan (VC), Fakhar Zaman, Imam ul Haq, Abdullah Shafique, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Agha Salman, Saud Shakeel, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Nawaz, Usama Mir, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf, Hassan Ali, Muhammad Wasim Jr
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