The opening batsman made his international debut against Bangladesh in 2003 whether he scored only 2 runs in the first innings followed by a 50 in second but he cemented his place as a regular after 2011. He had been an integral part of the Green Army till now because of his excellent command over bat and ball. Alongside Saeed Ajmal, at one time he was one of the key spinners of the Pakistan team but later his bowling got under a lot of scanners that led to his downfall with the ball. But his class with batting stays permanent, he is one of the solid openers in Pakistan to play the game, he was also tried by Pakistan team management in middle order for some time but opening position remained suitable for him. Hafeez career got a downfall in 2017 but he made a strong comeback in Test team with a century against Australia in 2018.read more
Hafeez, who will turn 41 next month, is now under treatment at his home in Lahore and it remains to be seen if he will gain fitness in time for the mega ICC event, starting October 17.
The 35-year-old pacer was reacting to a sarcastic tweet by batsman Mohammed Hafeez on Saturday on eve of the departure of the New Zealand team from Pakistan.
The allrounder “politely turned down” a contract offer in category C for 2020-21, the cricket board said Wednesday
The quartet has been informed that since they don't have central contracts they will now receive match fees in the 'A' category which they were previously being paid in the 'C' category.
According to sources close to the players, PCB CEO will meet with the three players on Monday to convey the board’s displeasure over their move to approach PM Imran Khan.
Zimbabwe's Pakistan tour, starting October 20, comprises of three ODIs and as many T20 Internationals at probably Multan and Rawalpindi.
Hafeez moved 24 places from 68 to 44 in the latest rankings. Banton jumped a whopping 152 places to take the 43rd spot.
England needed 12 off the final two balls and although Tom Curran struck a six off the first, he swung and missed off the last delivery of the innings — a yorker by Haris Rauf.
Calling it an "inadvertent mistake", PCB has put Hafeez in isolation and informed the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) about their decision.
If found guilty, like England's Jofra Archer, Hafeez will have to self isolate himself for 14 days and return COVID-19 negative in two tests before he is allowed to re-join the squad.
Six cricketers who were found to be COVID-19 positive ahead of the team's departure last week, tested negative in the latest round of testing conducted by the Pakistan Cricket Board.
The PCB confirmed that six of ten Pakistan players who tested positive have now returned negative tests twice and are eligible to join the squad in England.
The PCB said on Saturday that Hafeez is one of six players who have tested negative in the latest round after testing positive earlier.
PCB confirmed 20 players and 11 player support personnel will travel on a chartered flight to Manchester on Sunday morning for a three-Test and three T20I series to be played in August and September
Sohail said the entire matter of testing players was handled badly by PCB and Hafeez cannot be pulled up for going public with his result as he is not a centrally contracted player.
Mohammad Hafeez has reportedly tested positive again - days after he posted a report from a private medical facility which showed that he had tested negative.
On Wednesday morning Hafeez clarified on Twitter that he and his family have tested negative and even shared the medical report to back his claim.
Mohammad Hafeez took the second test in his personal capacity and shared the news on his Twitter account.
While criticising head coach and chief selector Misbah-ul-Haq for picking senior players in the pool of 29 players for the England tour, cricketer-turned-commentator Raja has said Hafeez should leave international cricket gracefully.
Hafeez also said that he wants to help the team win the T20 World Cup slated to take place in Australia