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Mohammad Hafeez

36-Year-Old Batsman     Pakistan


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Birthdate:  October 17, 1980    Birthplace:  Sargodha, Pakistan    Nationality:  Pakistan    Height:  5' 9"    

June 18, 2017    Mohammad Hafeez News

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Hafeez raced to 57 off 37 not out with four boundaries and three maximums in Sunday's victory over India in the Champions Trophy final.

Hafeez hadn't put up too many big scores early in the tournament, but had been relatively consistent, scoring more than 25 runs in three of the first four matches, but his unbeaten 31 against England showed promise of something more and he certainly delivered at the death for Pakistan in the final. Stepping into the crease for the final ten-plus overs, he put together a big partnership with Imad Wasim to push them well over the 300 barrier to 338 thanks to their 71 runs at a 9.46 run rate, the quickest partnership of the match.

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Hafeez scored 72 runs in Pakistan's win over Australia in the second ODI Sunday.

Fantasy Analysis

Haffez's 72 helped Pakistan to their first win down under in 12 years. The 36-year-old stand-in captain had a bit of luck along the way, he was dropped on zero by Australia captain Steve Smith at second slip and again on 55 despite a fantastic effort from Pat Cummins. Hafeez also contributed to Australia's low total in the first innings although he went wicketless, he bowled 10 overs for just 45 runs.
Hafeez has been added to Pakistan's upcoming ODI series against Australia.

Fantasy Analysis

Hafeez's late inclusion comes after a special request made by Pakistan captain Azhar Ali and coach Mickey Arthur was granted by the Pakistan Cricket Board. One reason for that request could be that the 36-year-old allrounder's bowling action has recently been cleared after a year-long ban, adding another spin option to Pakistan's lineup. Hafeez hasn't played any international cricket since was dropped during Pakistan's tour of England in 2016.
Hafeez managed just two runs from 16 balls Sunday before falling to Stuart Broad in the second innings of a Test defeat to England.

Fantasy Analysis

Opening batsman Hafeez was the first to fall for Pakistan on Sunday, thanks to an unforced error that saw his shot clear far too high off a short ball from Stuart Broad. Hafeez's sixth-over dismissal for just two runs turned out to be an ill omen for the visiting side, who managed only 201 runs in the innings to stay well short of England's lead.
Hafeez notched a run-per-ball 37 during Sunday's 165-run loss in the fifth and final ODI at Sri Lanka.

Fantasy Analysis

Hafeez ended this part of the series as the leading run producer on either side with 273, so it was no surprise that he ended Sunday's match as Pakistan's top scorer. However, the output actually ranked second-worst among his five performances. With a century and two 50s on the ledger, he posted a 54.60 average and 91.30 strike rate across the five ODIs.
Hafeez tallied 54 off 64 during Sunday's victory in the third of five ODIs at Sri Lanka.

Fantasy Analysis

Hafeez was the key cog in the first ODI on July 11, swiping a four-for and smashing the 10th century of his career in the format. Such outbursts haven't been a rare occurrence in 2015, as he's accrued 80 or more runs in three of his last six ODIs. While his 57.83 average and 96.12 strike rate during that stretch is formidable, he's supplemented his batting prowess with seven wickets, which have fallen every 30.8 balls at a 5.25 economy rate.
Hafeez (calf) opened with 85 off 79 during Pakistan's one-day match against BCB XI on Wednesday.

Fantasy Analysis

The match acted as a warmup for Pakistan's upcoming tour of Bangladesh, which commences on Apr. 17. Hafeez will be available for selection for the three ODIs, one T20I, and two Tests, but it's evident that his bowling action has yet to be ruled upon. After taking a biometric test last Thursday, he stated his confidence that it went well. However, he'll be contained to the strike until his revised action receives clearance.
Hafeez (calf) will have his bowling action reassessed on Apr. 9 in Chennai, ESPN Cric Info reports.

Fantasy Analysis

After his suspension from bowling internationally in December of 2014, Hafeez's previous reassessment on Feb. 6 was delayed due to calf and foot injuries, which eventually ruled him out for the World Cup before it started. If he's given the all-clear, he'll once again be eligible for selection to Pakistan's Test and ODI squads going forward.
Hafeez has been ruled out of the World Cup with a calf injury, ESPN Cricinfo reports.

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Nasir Jamshed will replace him on the Pakistan roster.
Hafeez is scheduled for a reassessment of his bowling action on Feb. 6, NDTV.com reports.

Fantasy Analysis

In November, Hafeez was suspended from all international cricket events thereafter when his action exceeded the 15-degree limit set by the ICC during Pakistan's Test series versus New Zealand. He's put in work in the meantime, but during an unofficial test last month in a lab in Chennai, India, his arm bend ranged between 12 and 19 degrees. If he's unable to fix the issue, Pakistan will be down another bowler for the World Cup -- also, Junaid Khan (thigh) -- but Hafeez will likely remain on the squad as a batsman, according to cricket.com.au.