Pakistan recall Hafeez for Test series against Australia

Pakistan recall Hafeez for Test series against Australia

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Monday recalled all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez for the two-Test series against Australia in UAE. Hafeez will move to Dubai from the first available flight.

The chief selector of Pakistan cricket team Inzamam ul Haq decided to include Hafeez in the squad.

“The national selection committee and team management have decided to include Hafeez for two-match Test series against Australia,” said PCB spokesperson.

The 37-year-old batsman returned to domestic cricket since he was dropped.

The veteran all-rounder last played test cricket in 2016. He was also the part of Pakistan’s squad against Zimbabwe but refused to play in place of the in-form openers during the tour.

Earlier on Thursday, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced 17-member squad for the two-Test series against Australia, fast bowler Mohammad Amir has been dropped because of his unimpressive performance in Asia Cup.

Pakistan will play it’s first Test against Aussies from October 7 to 11 followed by the second five-day game from October 16 to 20.

Pakistan Squad

Azhar Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Imam Ul Haq, Babar Azam, Asad Shafiq, Haris Sohail , Usman Salahuddin, Sarfraz Ahmed (Captain- WK), Yasir Shah, Shadab Khan, Bilal Asif, Muhammad Abbas, Hassan Ali, Wahab Riaz, Faheem Ashraf, Mir Hamza, Muhammad Rizwan  (WK)