Hafeez unavailable for T20, first two ODIs against England
Mohammad Hafeez will be unavailable for Pakistan’s T20 and first two One Day Internationals (ODI) against England.
Hafeez who is part of Pakistan’s 15-member ICC Cricket World Cup squad is recovering from an injury sustained during the Pakistan Super League.
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Director Media Samiul Hasan Burney informed media that Hafeez could return to the national side during the third ODI against England in Bristol on May 14.
The all-rounder has started batting and bowling practice and has yet to play in any of Pakistan’s warm-up matches.
Last week, Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur said Hafeez should not be ruled out of the ODI series.
He [Hafeez] has bowled and he has fielded. Hafeez is ahead of where we want him and that’s great news.
He has been doing a lot of work so don’t rule out Hafeez in the one-day series,” Arthur said.
Pakistan will play a single T20 and five ODI’s against England before starting their World Cup campaign against West Indies on May 31.—Agencies