MOHAMMAD HAFEEZ

  • PCB shows urgency to get Hafeez's action cleared before World Cup 2015 6 days ago

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has formally asked the International Cricket Council (ICC) to have a reassessment of Mohammad Hafeez's bowling action prior to the World Cup beginning February 14. A PCB official said on Wednesday that Hafeez was likely to appear in the test on February 4 in Brisbane,...
  • World Cup 2015 may have its 'Chuck De' moments January 13, 2015

    International Cricket Council's (ICC) recent crackdown on bowlers with suspect action has cost the teams some of their premier bowlers for the World Cup, with Saeed Ajmal's name immediately popping up at the mention. At the same time, though, some of the participating nations have gambled by naming bowlers who...
  • Mohammad Hafeez to undergo bowling test before World Cup January 10, 2015

    Islamabad: The Pakistan Cricket Board chairman says Mohammad Hafeez will undergo official testing of his bowling action later this month and he could still compete at next month's World Cup as an all-rounder. Hafeez was selected in Pakistan's 15-man World Cup squad as a batsman but the offspinner's bowling action has...
  • ICC World Cup 2015: Final squads of all 14 teams January 7, 2015

    Australia and West Indies named their final 15 on Sunday, which rounded off the squad announcements from all 14 participating teams. India: MS Dhoni (C), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ishant Sharma, Mohammad Shami, Stuart Binny,...
  • Mohammad Hafeez fails unofficial testing of his bowling action January 4, 2015

    Islamabad: Pakistan offspinner Mohammad Hafeez has failed in the unofficial testing of his bowling action in India after six of his deliveries were found to have elbow extension of over 15 degrees. Hafeez had opted for the unofficial testing at a laboratory accredited by the International Cricket Council in Chennai earlier...
  • Pakistan selectors in dilemma over selection of WC squad January 2, 2015

    Karachi: Pakistan national cricket team selectors are in a dilemma over the selection of the final 15-member squad for the World Cup, which is scheduled to be announced on January 7 in Karachi. Their indecisiveness stems from the recent chain of events affecting key players in recent months and now in...
  • Crunch time for Mohammad Hafeez as bowling action gets scrutinised January 1, 2015

    Lahore: In a surprising development, experienced allrounder Mohammad Hafeez appeared for the informal bio-mechanic test on his bowling action in Chennai on Wednesday, and the off-spinner is about to return to Pakistan shortly. A PCB spokesman said it would take a couple of days to receive the result of the test,...
  • Mohammad Hafeez in India to correct bowling action December 29, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's spinning all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez flew to India on Monday in a bid to have his bowling action cleared in time for next year's World Cup. The 34-year-old's action was reported as suspect during the first Test against New Zealand in Abu Dhabi last month and he was subsequently suspended...
  • Only Mohammad Hafeez to go to India for unofficial testing December 27, 2014

    Islamabad: The Pakistan Cricket Board decided on Saturday to send only one of its two suspended offspinners, Mohammad Hafeez, to India next week for unofficial testing of his bowling action, while Saeed Ajmal will stay in Pakistan. Former Test spinners Saqlain Mushtaq and Mushtaq Ahmed, who have worked with Hafeez, agreed...
  • Mohammad Hafeez to fly to Chennai for bowling action test December 23, 2014

    Senior Pakistan all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez is expected to fly to the Indian city of Chennai on December 25th for his bowling action test at the International Cricket Council bowling centre. A member of the Board of Governors of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said it is yet to be decided if...
  • Mohammad Hafeez waiting for visa to travel to Chennai for bowling tests December 15, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan Cricket Board is still waiting for a visa to be issued to all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez by the Indian High Commission in Abu Dhabi so that he can fly to Chennai for his informal bowling tests, an official said on Monday. A senior official of the Board said that the...
  • 2nd ODI: Williamson, Henry take New Zealand to a 4-wicket win over Pakistan December 13, 2014

    Sharjah: Captain Kane Williamson smashed his sixth century in the last seven limited-overs matches and fast bowler Matt Henry grabbed 4 for 45 as New Zealand defeated Pakistan by four wickets in the second one-day international to level the five-match series 1-1 on Friday. Williamson held the innings together with an...
  • Pakistan think-tank has 2015 World Cup in mind December 12, 2014

    Karachi: Keeping in mind the 2015 World Cup, Pakistan's chief selector Moin Khan and head coach Waqar Younis are contemplating using a different bowling combination for the last three one-day internationals against New Zealand in the UAE. A reliable source close to the national team management told PTI that new bowlers,...
  • PCB may send Mohammad Hafeez back home December 10, 2014

    Dubai: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) may consider sending suspended all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez back home from their ongoing One-day International (ODI) series against New Zealand, it was reported by The Dawn on Tuesday. Pakistan is leading the five-match series 1-0 after winning the first match by 3 wickets in Dubai. The...
  • Off-spinners in firing line of ICC crackdown December 9, 2014

    Off-spinners could be in danger of becoming an endangered species as exponents fall by the wayside in the recent crackdown on illegal bowling actions by cricket's world governing body. Ever since the International Cricket Council (ICC) accepted a recommendation by its cricket committee in June to punish bowlers with suspect actions,...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs New Zealand, 1st ODI December 8, 2014

    For ball by ball commentary scroll down to bottom of the page Playing XIs: Pakistan: Mohammad Hafeez, Ahmed Shehzad, Asad Shafiq, Younis Khan, Haris Sohail, Misbah-ul-Haq (capt), Sarfraz Ahmed(wk), Shahid Afridi, Wahab Riaz, Umar Gul, Mohammad Irfan New Zealand: Dean Brownlie, Anton Devcich, Kane Williamson (capt), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham, James Neesham, Luke...
  • Pakistan, New Zealand build for cricket World Cup with ODI series December 8, 2014

    Pakistan and New Zealand start a five-match one-day series in Dubai on Monday with the focus on building confidence and momentum for next year's World Cup, which is just two months away. It promises to be a keenly-fought contest after they ended honours even in both the three-Test series and the...
  • Pakistan's Mohammad Hafeez suspended over bowling action: ICC December 7, 2014

    The International Cricket Council on Sunday confirmed that an independent analysis has found the bowling action of Pakistan's Mohammad Hafeez to be illegal and, as such, the offspinner has been suspended from bowling in international cricket with immediate effect. The analysis revealed that all his deliveries exceeded the 15 degrees level...
  • PCB applies for reassessment of Saeed Ajmal's action December 2, 2014

    Lahore: Pakistan cricket chiefs said on Tuesday that they are seeking a reassessment of Saeed Ajmal's bowling action which was deemed illegal in September, in a bid to clear the star off-spinner before next year's World Cup. Ajmal was suspended from bowling at international level after a bio-mechanical analysis of his...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs New Zealand, 3rd Test, Day 3 November 29, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 2 Round-up: Captain Brendon McCullum's belligerent record-breaking century put New Zealand on top in the third Test after offspinner Mark Craig's career-best 7 for 94 finished off Pakistan for 351. McCullum smashed New Zealand's fastest ever Test hundred off 78...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs New Zealand, 3rd Test, Day 2 November 28, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) The start of the second day's play was suspended following the death of Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes on Thursday. Opening batsman Mohammad Hafeez carried his bat through the first day in smashing an unbeaten 178 and spurring Pakistan to 281...
  • 3rd Test: Mohammad Hafeez century spurs Pakistan to 281/3 on Day 1 November 26, 2014

    Sharjah: Opening batsman Mohammad Hafeez carried his bat through the first day in smashing an unbeaten 178 and spurring Pakistan to 281 for 3 against New Zealand in the third and decisive Test on Wednesday. Hafeez, recovered from a niggly hamstring which sidelined him from the drawn second Test, cracked 23...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs New Zealand, 3rd Test, Day 1 November 26, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) New Zealand hope their seam and spin bowlers will once again prove a challenge for Pakistan's strong batting lineup in a bid to level the three-Test series when the third and final match begins at Sharjah. Playing XIs: New Zealand: Brendon McCullum(c),...
  • Mohammad Hafeez hopes to clear bowling test November 20, 2014

    Pakistan offspinner Mohammad Hafeez believes he doesn't extend his elbow beyond the allowed 15 degrees and will be cleared of a suspect bowling action in England next week. Match officials reported Hafeez's bowling action after Pakistan won the first Test against New Zealand by 248 runs last week when the offspinner...
  • Moin Khan hopeful Hafeez's bowling action will be cleared November 19, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's chief selector Moin Khan is hopeful that seasoned allrounder Mohammad Hafeez's bowling action will be cleared soon and he will be available for the 2015 World Cup. Moin, who is also the manager of the national team that is presently playing against New Zealand in the United Arab Emirates,...
  • Mohammad Hafeez doubtful for Pakistan's 2nd Test against New Zealand November 16, 2014

    Dubai: Pakistan may have to play with two new openers in the second Test against New Zealand starting in Dubai from Monday, after all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez suffered a hamstring injury and was listed as doubtful. Hafeez scored an unbeaten hundred in the first Test in Abu Dhabi which Pakistan won by...
  • Pakistan retain under-scrutiny Mohammad Hafeez for second Test November 14, 2014

    Pakistan on Friday retained all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez for the second Test against New Zealand despite his bowling action being reported. Hafeez's action was reported as suspect by match officials after the first Test in Abu Dhabi on Thursday, which Pakistan won by 248 runs for a 1-0 lead in the three-Test...
  • Mohammad Hafeez reported for suspected illegal bowling action November 13, 2014

    Dubai: Pakistan all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez has been reported for suspected illegal bowling action during the first cricket Test against New Zealand, which Pakistan won by 248 runs in Abu Dhabi Thursday. The match officials' report, which was handed over to the Pakistan team manager Moin Khan, cited concerns about the legality...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs New Zealand, 1st Test, Day 2 November 10, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day one roundup: Ahmed Shehzad hit a spirited unbeaten century and shared a record-breaking opening stand of 178 with Mohammad Hafeez to steer Pakistan to a commanding 269 for 1 at stumps on the first day of the first Test...
  • 1st Test: Pakistan dominate NZ on Day 1 with Shehzad ton November 9, 2014

    Abu Dhabi: Ahmed Shehzad hit a spirited unbeaten century and shared a record-breaking opening stand of 178 with Mohammad Hafeez to steer Pakistan to a commanding 269 for 1 at stumps on the first day of the first Test against New Zealand on Sunday. Shehzad made the Black Caps pay heavily...