Hafeez hopeful of clearing bowling test

Pakistan all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez. (File photo: AFP)

KARACHI: Pakistan all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez was hopeful of successfully clearing a re-test of his bowling action taken at a biomechanics lab in Brisbane, Australia on Thursday, reported ARY News.

Hafeez was asked to bowl seven to eight overs, where his bowling action was tested for his regular off-spinners and the doosra.

The 36-year-old former Pakistan captain has faced trouble with his bowling action since 2014.

He was banned for 12 months by the International Cricket Council (ICC) last year after his action was found to be illegal for the second time since November 2014, when Pakistan was touring Sri Lanka.

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) had hired Carl Crowe, bowling coach and a former Leicestershire cricketer, to help Hafeez correct his bowling action.

Hafeez last played for Pakistan during its tour to England in summer this year. He was later dropped from Pakistan’s series against the West Indies in the United Arab Emirates.

He has been also dropped from Pakistan’s ongoing two-match Test series against New Zealand. Hafeez said he was not fully fit.

The ICC is expected to release Hafeez’s test results in two weeks’ time.