Hafeez likely to undergo bowling action test after second test

Shukriya Pakistan

Pakistan’s allrounder, Mohammad Hafeez is eligible to get his bowling action re-tested after ICC’s one-year ban on him from bowling at the international level, expired on the fourth day of the first test match.

Mohammad Hafeez, who is currently a part of Pakistan’s troop in England at the moment, suffered a knee injury during the World T20 in England that kept him away from the game and slowed down the rehabilitation of his action.

However, according to the recent progress, Hafeez is likely to undergo a bowling test at the Loughborough after the second test match.

Intikhab Alam, Pakistan’s team manager told, “Final decision on Mohammad Hafeez’s test on his bowling action in the ICC-accredited facility at Loughborough shall be taken in the next few days.”

“Since his recovery from the injury in the right knee that he sustained during the ICC World T20, Hafeez has recommenced remedial work on his bowling action.

“But owing to the time lost due to injury as well as his concentration on batting practice afterwards, Hafeez has not been able to devote adequate time to the remedial work.

“In the last couple of weeks however he has resumed working on it at the nets. Hafeez is confident that in the next few days he would be able to present himself for the test.”

The 35-year old was banned by the International Cricket Council for one year after he failed the bowling action test for the second time after November 2015.