After scoring a comeback century on the first day of the Dubai Test, Hafeez revealed that his wife and Akhtar convinced him against taking ‘drastic steps’
Pakistan’s openers added a double-century stand before the visitors fought back with late wickets
An independent assessment on November 1 revealed that the majority of the offspinner’s deliveries exceeded the 15 degrees level of tolerance permitted under ICC’s regulations
A 113-run partnership between Pakistan veterans Shoaib Malik – who scored his ninth ODI century with a six to seal victory – and Mohammad Hafeez saw Pakistan canter to a six-wicket win and clinch the three-match series 2-1
PROVIDENCE, GUYANA: Shoaib Malik scored an unbeaten 101 as Pakistan beat the West Indies by six wickets in the third one-day international in Guyana on Tuesday to win the three-match series 2-1. After limiting the hosts to 233 for nine in their innings, Pakistan eased home with more than six over remaining, Malik smashing a six straight down the ground to take the tourists to 236 for four. Malik was ably accompanied by Mohammad Hafeez, who scored 81, as the tourists followed up their series-levelling victory on Sunday. West Indies had won the opening match by four wickets last Friday. The post Pakistan beat West Indies in third ODI to clinch series 2-1 appeared first on The Express Tribune.
Peshawar Zalmi defeated Karachi Kings, registering their first win of the tournament, by seven wickets. Eoin Morgan's steady knock cemented the victory as he continued to punish the bowlers with periodic boundaries, helping his side to keep the scoreboard ticking in their second match of the Pakistan Super League. Morgan made 80 off 57 balls and remained unbeaten at the crease, and was particularly brutal with deliveries by Mohammad Amir and Shoaib Malik. He also scored the match winning runs for his side. The 100 run mark for the side was achieved in the 16th over, which proved to be expensive for the Kings as they gave away 19 precious runs in the over, which was sloppily bowled by Malik. Zalmi posted 50 in nine overs after a less than stellar start, with Morgan and Malan smashing away boundaries to steady the innings. Morgan and Malan took charge and ensured the overs were costly for the Kings. Malan fell before the 50 came up for Zalmi, caught on a ball by Imad Wasim and ending a 46 run partnership. Zalmi lost two wickets in the first two overs of their innings, with Mohammad Hafeez and Kamran Akmal contributing no runs before returning to the pavilion. Zalmi lost the wicket of their opener Hafeez in the opening over, with Hafeez continuing his streak of getting out for nought. Akmal followed Hafeez soon after in the second over after he was caught off a ball by Sohail Khan. Hafeez was caught leg [Read More…]
KARACHI: Players of Pakistan Super League (PSL) team Peshawar Zalmi have started reaching Dubai for the second season of the league. An official of the Zalmi confirmed that all the Pakistan-based players other than Shahid Afridi and Wahab Riaz have reached Dubai, along with most of the foreign players as well. Wahab’s departure to Dubai was delayed after death of his father while Shahid Afridi was waiting for renewal of his visa. All the players, including Pakistan’s top stars Mohammad Hafeez, Sohaib Maqsood and Kamran Akmal, got together with foreign-based and emerging players in the evening, after checking-in at the hotel. PSL team Peshawar Zalmi is comprised of following players: Darren Sammy, Shahid Afridi, Sohaib Maqsood, Eoin Morgan, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Hafeez, Chris Jordan, Kamran Akmal, Iftikhar Ahmed, Haris Sohail, Hassan Ali, Mohammad Asghar, Khushdil Shah, Junaid Khan, Imran Khan Jnr, Irfan Khan, Marlon Samuels, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Andre Fletcher and Samit Patel.
KARACHI: Pakistan cricketer and former T20i captain Mohammad Hafeez on Friday expressed hope to play as an all-rounder for the green shirts once again after International Cricket Council (ICC) allowed him to ball in international cricket. “Following remedial work and reassessment, the bowling action of Pakistan’s Mohammad Hafeez has been found to be legal, and the player can now resume bowling in international cricket,” the ICC announced on Wednesday. Hafeez was first suspended from bowling in November 2014, but he was reassessed and permitted to resume bowling in April 2015. He was reported again during the Galle Test against Sri Lanka in June 2015 and was suspended for 12 months in July 2015 after an independent assessment revealed he had employed an illegal bowling action for the second time in 24 months. Hafeez underwent a reassessment of his bowling action on November 17th at the National Cricket Centre in Brisbane where it was revealed that the amount of elbow extension for all his off-spin deliveries was within the 15-degree level of tolerance permitted by the ICC. Talking to the media in Karachi on Friday, he expressed his pleasure over the ICC’s decision, saying that it was now up to the national selectors to pick him. He hoped to represent Pakistan once again as an all-rounder, adding that he was basically an off-spinner and was working hard on his bowling as well. Hafeez, who was cricket’s top all-rounder at the time of his 12-month ban, said that no Pakistan all-rounder has [Read More…]
KARACHI: Pakistan’s all rounder Mohammad Hafeez has been allowed by the International Cricket Council to resume bowling in international cricket after reassessment tests found his bowling action to be legal. “Following remedial work and reassessment, the bowling action of Pakistan’s Mohammad Hafeez has been found to be legal, and the player can now resume bowling in international cricket,” the ICC announced on Wednesday. Hafeez was first suspended from bowling in November 2014, but he was reassessed and permitted to resume bowling in April 2015. He was reported again during the Galle Test against Sri Lanka in June 2015 and was suspended for 12 months in July 2015 after an independent assessment revealed he had employed an illegal bowling action for the second time in 24 months. Hafeez underwent a reassessment of his bowling action on November 17th at the National Cricket Centre in Brisbane where it was revealed that the amount of elbow extension for all his off-spin deliveries was within the 15-degree level of tolerance permitted by the ICC. “The umpires are still at liberty to report Hafeez if they believe he is displaying a suspected action and not reproducing the legal action from the reassessment,” the ICC added in the statement.
Pakistan all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez was on Wednesday allowed to resume bowling with a modified action after his bowling action test reports came out to be within the legal 15 degree limit. Alham du Lillah .. happy to resume my bowling.. in shaa Allah wil work hard to get the honour # No1 allrounder for Pakistan again .. Aameen — Mohammad Hafeez (@MHafeez22) November 30, 2016 Hafeez, on October 17, underwent a reassessment test at the National Cricket Centre in Brisbane and the results unveiled that his off-spin deliveries are now within the allowed range as per the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) regulations for the review of bowlers reported with suspected illegal bowling actions. Not looking to revive career by clearing bowling test: Mohammad Hafeez “The umpires are still at liberty to report Hafeez if they believe he is displaying a suspect action and not reproducing the legal action from the reassessment. To assist the umpires, they will be provided with images and video footage of the bowler’s remodelled legal bowling action,” read an ICC media release. Hafeez positive about clearing bowling action test The 36-year-old was suspended from bowling in November 2014. He was assessed and allowed to resume bowling in April 2015 but he was reported again within in June 2015, thus being barred from bowling for a period of 12 months. I miss bowling: Hafeez Hafeez, after his bowling action test, earlier told reporters that his eagerness to clear the bowling test is not driven by his will [Read More…]