Tim Southee, Tim Seifert achieve career-best T20I rankings after series win over Pakistan, Rudderless Pakistan eye revival of lost T20I prowess as New Zealand gun for clean sweep, Seifert's blistering 84* beats Hafeez's classy 99* as New Zealand take series, How Mohammad Hafeez has been a T20 giant in 2020, Amir, Hafeez, Malik, Wahab secure preferential PCB treatment for seniority, Readers recommend - Curated tweets by ESPNcricinfo, Pakistan v Bangladesh at Karachi, Aug 20-24, 2003, New Zealand v Pakistan at Abu Dhabi, Dec 3-7, 2018, Pakistan v Zimbabwe at Sharjah, Apr 3, 2003, Bangladesh v Pakistan at Lord's, Jul 5, 2019, England v Pakistan at Bristol, Aug 28, 2006, New Zealand v Pakistan at Napier, Dec 22, 2020, Australia A v Pakistanis at Adelaide, Jan 13, 2005. His resignation was a rare incident in Pakistan cricket. The Hafeez career stats include the 55 Tests, 218 ODIs and 98 T20Is he has played in a career spanning over 17 years. Mohammad Hafeez (Pakistan) It may seem odd to select a man aged 40 as one to watch but the Pakistan veteran seems to be getting better in his … [31] His highest Test score is 224 which was also scored against Bangladesh on 28 April 2015 at Khulna.[32]. Mohammad Hafeez finished on an unbeaten 99 off 57 balls, Mohammad Hafeez almost single-handedly kept Pakistan in the game. The right-hander has 3652 Test runs, 6614 ODI runs and 2282 T20I runs to his name. As of the first ODI match Hafeez was out on 4. Tom Banton Tom Banton, Mohammad Hafeez move up in T20I Rankings after England-Pakistan series. He scored plenty of pretty 30s and 40s, laced with some exquisite cover-drives, but that only helped cement the opinion that Hafeez may forever remain a player whose potential exceeds performance. The elegance of the full face of his bat, particularly when driving through the off side, means any runs he scores are more memorable than they otherwise might be - and there have been plenty of them; he's number 10 on the all time ODI runs list for Pakistan. Read about Mohammad Hafeez's Profile, Latest News, Articles, Career updates only on ESPNcricinfo.com. After Pakistan's exit from the T20 World Championship Hafeez apologized on behalf of his team and stepped down as captain. In December 2012, during the tour of Pakistani cricket team in India in 2012–13, he came across as a very different and aggressive batsman and scored so brilliantly and briskely and helped Pakistan to win the first T20I and 2nd ODI with his heroics of brilliant batting and nearly chasing a mountain high target of 191 in the second T20I. With Pakistan struggling to find a solid opening pair for the Test side, he was recalled for the tour of England. His form was poor scoring only 39 runs and taking only 2 wickets in 6 matches. Despite bad performance during the T20I world cup 2016 Hafeez was picked for the England tour of 2016 Hafeez was out on 0 several times throughout the test series and during the ODI series in the first match he was out on 11 which then he was dropped for rest of the tour because of bad performance and not fit enough to play. Hafeez is a versatile batsman who can play anywhere in the top 6 and forms part of the bowling attack. England’s seamers struggled with their lengths at Emirates Old Trafford. Half-centuries from Babar Azam and Mohammad Hafeez carried Pakistan to their highest Twenty20 international total against England, who face a chase of 196 at Emirates Old Trafford. In March 2016, Pakistan's exit from the 2016 ICC World Twenty20 after losing 3 matches caused great controversy in Pakistan, with blame shifting between Waqar Younis as well as many of the players on the team. Following strong domestic performances, as well as some consistent showings for the Pakistan A side, he remained on the fringes of a recall in 2004. [42] Sri Lanka is being his favorite opponent in ODIs, against them he had scored 4 centuries. His form with both bat and ball was inconsistent and in late 2003 he was dropped from the Test squad and subsequently from the ODI side. Mohammad Hafeez career stats. Not only that Hafeez's captaincy was appreciated but he also made 72 runs which earned him player of the match. Veteran middle-order batsman Mohammad Hafeez has criticised the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for selecting the players solely on the basis of their talent. [6] Hafeez said that the time was right to retire from Test cricket and that he was honoured to represent Pakistan in 55 Test matches, including captaining the side.[7]. Despite these skills, Hafeez failed to create a regular place for himself in the Pakistan in his first seven years in international cricket, primarily due to his inability to convert his starts into substantial scores. Following strong domestic performances, as well as some consistent showings for the Pakistan A side, he remained on the fringes of a recall in 2004… The 40-year-old is a proud father to three children, namely his two … He equalled the records of most wins as a Pakistani captain in T20 and most number of away series wins as a Pakistani captain. Hafeez has played in Bhera and was one of several young all-rounders whom the Pakistani cricket team turned to in order to revitalize their side after their poor display in 2003 World Cup where Pakistan was out from first round. His scores were 61 and 55 in first and second T20I respectively and scored 76 runs in the 2nd ODI and sharing an opening stand of 141 with Nasir Jamshed and also bowled economically to help Pakistan win their first ODI series in India since 7 years. Mohammad Hafeez Official Fan Page ® [28], In December 2019, ECB banned Hafeez from bowling in the T20 Blast because of his action. After getting out early despite good starts in the first two Tests, he went on to score his second Test century in the third Test in Karachi. Facebook gives people the power to share and makes the world more open and connected. He said it could have affected the teams poor performance. As he scored 41 against New Zealand in the third T20I on Tuesday in Napier, Hafeez beat Indian cricketer KL Rahul by just 11 runs. [14] Hafeez smashed four half-centuries. Subsequently, Hafeez retained his place in the Test squad for Pakistan's home series against the West Indies in November of that year. He didn't do wonders with the ball either with an expensive economy rate of almost 6 per over which was worse than any other Pakistani spinner in the tournament. Meanwhile, Pakistan's Mohammad Hafeez set a new record during the match. [23][24] In September 2018, he was named in Nangarhar's squad for the first edition of the Afghanistan Premier League tournament. Mohammad Hafeez may be 40, but he is showing no signs of stopping any time soon. He played in all 5 ODI matches ending up as the top run scorer and he also topped the bowling averages for the series. [41] Up to now, his highest ODI score is 140* which was scored against Sri Lanka on 22 December 2013 at Sharjah. Mohammad Hafeez (born October 17, 1980 at Sargodha) is a Pakistani cricketer. He made his 4th ODI century in March 2012 against Bangladesh at Dhaka. Find Hafeez's Records, Biography, Centuries, Runs, … Thus he became, the second batsman after Zaheer Abbas to score 3 centuries in an ODI series. Yet, for his performances in 2011, he was named in the World Test XI by the Cricinfo.[8]. On 3 June 2018, he was selected to play for the Montreal Tigers in the players' draft for the inaugural edition of the Global T20 Canada tournament. There was a century against India in Dhaka that preceded a disappointing barren spell, and then a purple patch against Sri Lanka where he smashed three hundreds in four games in 2013. He is nicknamed "The Professor". In the 2006 series held in Australia, Hafeez smashed his first century for Pakistan. He scored 115 runs in that match and guided Pakistan to the victory. Half-centuries from Babar Azam and Mohammad Hafeez carried Pakistan to their highest Twenty20 international total against England, who face a chase of 196 at Emirates Old Trafford. For the second ODI Azhar Ali was ruled out because of injury which promoted Hafeez to captain Pakistan, Hafeez did a very good job as Pakistan won the match and won for the first time in 12 years on Australian soil. Old is gold: Mohammad Hafeez continues to set the standard for Pakistan No player has more runs in T20I than Mohammad Hafeez in 2020. During the 2012 ICC World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka in September 2012, Pakistan reached the semi-finals where they lost to the home side. Mohammad Hafeez is aging like fine wine. He was the fourth international player to play in the Caribbean Premier League and the first Pakistani player to be named to be chosen for Twenty20 tournament. Hafeez was a regular member in Pakistan's triumph in the Champions Trophy 2017 in England. [18][19] However, on 23 June 2020, Hafeez was one of seven players from Pakistan's squad to test positive for COVID-19. He has opened the bowling for Pakistan on several occasions - particularly in T20 cricket - and briefly took on the mantle of lead spinner after Saeed Ajmal was banned for an illegal action. In June 2020, he was named in a 29-man squad for Pakistan's tour to England during the COVID-19 pandemic. In August 2018, he was one of the thirty-three players to be awarded a central contract for the 2018–19 season by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). He is a right-handed batsman and a right-arm slow bowler. Muhammad Hafeez is a happy family man. To a large extent, that changed in 2011, as Hafeez put in consistent displays with both bat and ball in all forms of the game. In the first cricket match to be broadcast live on the BBC, sharing coverage with Sky, since 1999, Babar helped Pakistan make an excellent start in his 56 off 44 balls before Hafeez took the baton in the second T20. It actually started in the series against South Africa in November 2010, and then continued through 2011, a year which fetched him two centuries in Tests and three in ODIs, apart from two fifties in Twenty20 internationals. [26] However, he was again selected for the ODI series against Sri Lanka. India, who had to field a second-string side in the fourth Test at the Gabba after most of their main players were unavailable due to injuries did the unthinkable as they defeated a full-strength Australia side in Brisbane to clinch the four-match series 2-1. Hafeez has scored 10 centuries in Test matches and 11 centuries in ODIs. He once used to be widely regarded as one of the best white-ball all-rounders in the world, having been ranked as the top all-rounder by the ICC Player Rankings in the limited overs formats on a few occasions. Mohammad Hafeez, the senior all-rounder of the Pakistan cricket team, ended the calendar year 2020 with 415 runs to his name as the top run-scorer in Twenty20 Internationals. Hafeez has played in Bhera and was one of several young all-rounders whom the Pakistani cricket teamturned to in order to revitalize their side after their poor display in 2003 World Cup where Pakistan was out from first round. He won an incredible ten Man-of-the-Match awards in international cricket that year, and became only the third cricketer - after Sanath Jayasuriya and Jacques Kallis - to score 1000-plus runs and take 30 or more wickets in ODIs in a calendar year. Posted On / December 20, 2020 / by Anirudh Singh. Hafeez also came into some conflict with the PCB over their view that he adopted a rather unilateral and non-consultative approach while making selection decisions. In ODIs, his maiden century came against New Zealand on 29 January 2011 at Christchurch. His form with both bat and ball was inconsistent and in late 2003 he was dropped from the Test squad and subsequently from the ODI side. [11], On 20 December 2020, he hit his career best T20I score of 99* off 57 balls against New Zealand in their second T20I at Hamilton.[12]. 133 talking about this. Explaining the difference between India and Pakistans cricket teams, Mohammad Hafeez said, there is no shortage of talent in his country but where they lag … ... With 2323 international T20 runs, Mohammad Hafeez is just 12 runs behind Shoaib Malik who is Pakistan’s all-time leading T20I runs scorers. He was also named in the T20I XI by Cricinfo for his performances in 2013. Mohammad Hafeez also serves as Pakistan's national T20 captain. He joined Middlesex County Cricket Club for the 2019 Vitality Blast, as a replacement for Mujeeb Ur Rahman. Subsequently, he earned the nickname, the Snake of Sargodha, for his zigzag running pattern between the wickets. Join Facebook to connect with Mohammad Hafeez and others you may know. His return to Test cricket was made at The Oval where he scored a fluent 95. In 2010 he was recalled for the third ICC World Twenty20 squad. His consistency gives his side another option, which explains the reluctance to drop him even when his stock skill - batting - is letting him down. [25] In 2019, he was named captain of Lahore Qalandars in PSL4. [10][circular reference] The PCB committee decided that they would subsequently closely monitor Hafeez's performance in this context during the coming tours to India and South Africa. He is known for his intelligent batting but also for aggressive shot plays when needed. Once in Tests and twice in ODIs. An opening batsman and handy offspin bowler, Mohammad Hafeez first played for Pakistan in 2003, but it was only in 2011 that he finally became a regular in the side in all formats. A swashbuckling unbeaten 57 against India in the Champions Trophy final may ultimately be his most famous innings, as it powered Pakistan to a total they wouldn't let India get close to. Hafeez was initially selected in the Pakistan squad for the 2015 World Cup but was ruled out 6 days before the World Cup due to a calf injury. Imran Khan, Pakistan's former captain criticised this decision and advised Hafeez to stay as captain. As a player, Hafeez gives the team plenty of options: he usually bats aggressively at the top of the order, but his organised technique also means he can switch to defensive mode if required. India's 'Finished Products': Mohammad Hafeez Latest Pakistan Cricketer To Hail Australia Win Pakistan cricket stalwarts like Wasim Akram, Shoaib Akhtar, Waqar Younis, Inzamam-ul … Hafeez who showed top form with two-half centuries in the T20 series in England also felt that young batsman, Haider Ali still had a long way to go to become a finished product. He replaced Rassie Van Dussen in ST KITTS & NEVIS PATRIOTS team for Cpl 2019. He is also one of the better fielders in the Pakistan team, especially in the point region. By many metrics, he's one of Pakistan's most prolific cricketers, but arguably also one of the more profligate ones in the way he's handled his immense talent. The 40-year-old ended the year as the highest run-getter in … [20] Hafeez then tested negative the following day, after taking a private test to get a second opinion. That curse, however, has plagued Hafeez throughout his career too, and he has found himself suspended for an illegal bowling action no less than three times. He proved the value of his comeback by taking 4 for 41 runs and scored a century, which earned him the man of the match award. In this period, he was considered to be the main all-rounder of Pakistan Cricket team along with Shahid Afridi. Half-centuries from Mohammad Hafeez and debutant Haider Ali set Pakistan on their way to ending the tour of England with a first win to salvage a Twenty20 International series draw. Hafeez has scored 21 hundreds and 64 fifties in his international career. Against India on 18 March 2012 in Bangladesh at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur at the 2012 Asia Cup, he scored 105 off 113 balls and was involved in a 224 run partnership with Nasir Jamshed, which is the best opening partnership for Pakistan against India in one day internationals. In April 2019, he was named in Pakistan's squad for the 2019 Cricket World Cup. With Taufeeq Umar, he formed Pakistan's most stable opening combination in Tests, as his aggression at the top of the order became a perfect counterfoil to Taufeeq's defensive approach. After missing out of international cricket for months in which he missed the West Indies series in the UAE, Hafeez was then picked for the Australia tour 2017 to play the ODI series. Since then, Hafeez has continued to frustrate and amaze, and the frequency with which he can switch from one mode to the other is a large part of his enigma. Hafeez scored his test career best of 224 runs against Bangladesh in 2015 at Khulna during the Dan Cake Series. Under his leadership, Pakistan managed to move up to the second position in the rankings. [2] He retired from Test Cricket in December 2018, departing the ground for the final time in white clothing to a guard of honour from his teammates. [21] On 30 August 2020, in the second T20I against England, Hafeez became the second batsman for Pakistan to score 2,000 runs in T20I cricket.[22]. [9] During this innings, Hafeez was forced to run a lot which towards the end was hampering him due to a leg injury. Nicknamed as 'the professor', Mohammad Hafeez has captained Pakistan in all formats. Hafeez was accused, by Younis, of lying about his knee injury before the T20. Hafeez generally opens the batting and also acts as the part of bowling attack. Hafeez is also included in the Brisbane Heat squad for the Big Bash league commencing in December. Veteran all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez credited power-hitting ability for his success as a batsman in 2020. He then, signed for Middlesex for 5 matches in August. KARACHI: Mohammad Hafeez, Pakistan cricket team’s senior all-rounder, ended the calendar year 2020 as the leading run-scorer in Twenty20 Internationals with 415 runs to his credit. He was the second highest Pakistani run scorer in the ODI series producing some solid opening partnerships with Kamran Akmal. Hafeez who topped the series with 155 runs including two half-centuries was named the player of the match and also took the player of the series award. 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