Mohammad Hafeez

  • Lahore Lions to represent Pakistan at Champions League Twenty20 July 19, 2014

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board has confirmed that a star studded Lahore Lions led by Mohammad Hafeez will represent Pakistan in the forthcoming Champions League Twenty20 tournament to be held in September. "The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has formally invited us and Lahore Lions by virtue of...
  • Pakistani players might have to forgo CPL contracts June 11, 2014

    Karachi: Many Pakistani players might have to forgo contracts to play in the Caribbean Premier League this year as the dates of the T20 event clash with the national training camp that will be set up in Lahore for the tour of Sri Lanka in August. The PCB had initially permitted...
  • Mohammad Hafeez steps down as Pakistan Twenty20 captain April 3, 2014

    Islamabad: Mohammad Hafeez has quit as captain of Pakistan's Twenty20 team after they failed to qualify for the semi-finals of the World Twenty20 in Bangladesh. Hafeez met with the chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board on Thursday and says he accepted the responsibility of the team's poor performance. Reigning champion West Indies...
  • PCB chairman summons Hafeez, Moin, Zaheer April 3, 2014

    Lahore: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Najam Sethi is meeting head coach Moin Khan, captain Mohammad Hafeez and chief cricket consultant Zaheer Abbas on Thursday to hear them out the reasons for the team's failure to make the semi-finals of the World Twenty20 tournament. Sethi picked Moin as head coach from...
  • Pakistan must not be bad losers, says Hafeez April 3, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan captain Mohammad Hafeez called on his compatriots not to be bad losers and accept victory and defeat in the same manner after his team crashed out of the World Twenty20 tournament in Bangladesh. Hafeez told reporters after returning from Dhaka early on Thursday that the side were disappointed by...
  • Abdul Razzaq blames Hafeez for Pakistan's early ouster from T20 WC April 2, 2014

    Karachi: Experienced Pakistan all-rounder Abdul Razzaq has called for the axing of Mohammad Hafeez as the national T20 captain and said he was to blame for the team's disastrous exit from the ICC World Twenty20 in Bangladesh. Mincing no words, Razzaq said Hafeez should be removed as captain as he had...
  • Hafeez says sorry to fans for the shameful defeat April 1, 2014

    Mirpur: Pakistan skipper Mohammed Hafeez apologised to the fans for not showing enough stomach for fight against the West Indies as they crashed to a huge 84-run defeat to make an exit from the ICC World Twenty20, here on Tuesday. It is first time that Pakistan have not made it to...
  • As it happened: World T20, Pakistan vs Bangladesh March 30, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Toss and team news: Pakistan have won the toss and opted to bat. One change for Pakistan, Sohail Tanvir replaces Bilawal Bhatti while Bangladesh bring in Abdur Razzak. Pakistan must defeat hosts Bangladesh on Sunday and the defending champions West Indies...
  • Refreshed Pakistan eye World T20 semi-finals March 30, 2014

    Pakistan will return to World Twenty20 action after a week's break on Sunday charged up to make a move for the semi-finals by winning their two remaining games in the Super-10 round in Dhaka. Mohammad Hafeez's men, who lost their opening group two match to India by seven wickets on March...
  • World Twenty20: Pakistan aim for two wins needed to advance March 29, 2014

    Mirpur: Pakistan captain Mohammad Hafeez said Saturday he is pleased archrival India have secured a semi-final berth at the World Twenty20 because it gives other teams a clear scenario of what's needed to join them in the next stage. "India have played very good cricket so far and it's good they...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs Australia, World Twenty20 March 23, 2014

    For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page Toss and team news: Australia have opted to bowl. Pakistan have dropped Junaid Khan. Mohammed Hafeez and his boys would like to quickly forget the humiliating defeat against arch-rivals India on Friday and pose a serious challenge for a very quality...
  • World T20: Mighty Australia take on beleaguered Pakistan March 23, 2014

    Mirpur: After a disappointing start to the tournament, Pakistan would like to get their ICC World T20 campaign back on track when they meet the mighty Australians in a group league encounter here on Sunday. Mohammed Hafeez and his boys would like to quickly forget the humiliating defeat against arch-rivals India...
  • India's performance was clinical, says Srikkanth March 22, 2014

    An all-round performance by India ensured a comprehensive seven-wicket victory over archrivals Pakistan in their World Twenty20 opener. ...
  • Miandad, Yousuf want Afridi as Pakistan captain March 22, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's loss to India in their World Twenty20 opener has sparked massive criticism of skipper Mohammed Hafeez with former captains such as Javed Miandad and Mohammad Yousuf demanding that he be replaced by flamboyant allrounder Shahid Afridi. "Hafeez needed to be more attacking with his bowlers and field placings once...
  • We lost momentum between 16-18th over: Mohammed Hafeez March 21, 2014

    Mirpur: Pakistan captain Mohammed Hafeez rued that his side could not keep up the momentum during the death overs in their seven-wicket defeat at the hands of arch-rivals India in their World T20 campaign opener here. "This was a track where we should have scored around 150 runs which would have...
  • As it happened: India vs Pakistan, World T20, Match 13 March 21, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) India kept their unbeaten record against Pakistan in World Cups intact as MS Dhoni & Co put up an all-round show to beat the archrivals by 7 wickets. After restricting Pakistan to 130 for 7, India raced home to victory with...
  • World Twenty20: Five players who can make a difference in Ind-Pak clash March 21, 2014

    An Indo-Pak battle is a showpiece event in every arena; and on the cricket field it gets more elevated. In what promises to be one of the most exciting curtain raisers to the coveted ICC World T20 tournament in recent years, arch-rivals India and Pakistan will be seen at loggerheads...
  • Always want Afridi to be in good frame of mind: Hafeez March 20, 2014

    Mirpur: Pakistan's T20 captain Mohammed Hafeez is not bothered about the fact that they have never beaten India in World Twenty20 but he has a lot of expectations from Shahid Afridi as he wants the dashing all-rounder to yet again put up a match-winning performance against arch-rivals on Friday. It was...
  • World T20: Pakistan favourites against batting-heavy India March 21, 2014

    Fans have short memory when the context is India vs Pakistan. The sky may have lit up on the Indian side of the border in all three previous World Twenty20 meetings so far between the two nations, but fresh in the memory will be who inflicted the last wound. An...
  • Former Pak captains advise team to be fearless against India March 20, 2014

    Karachi: All excited about the India-Pakistan clash in the World Twenty20 Championships on Friday, former captains and players here have just one piece of advice for Mohammed Hafeez's men ahead of the high-pressure match - play fearlessly. Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan said the key to beating India lies in being brave. "If they...
  • Hafeez, Pak team management at loggerheads in World T20: Reports March 20, 2014

    Karachi: Trouble seems to be brewing in the Pakistan cricket team in the ongoing World Twenty20 Championships in Bangladesh with rumours circulating of differences between skipper Mohammad Hafeez and the team management. There are reports that Hafeez is not seeing eye to eye with the team management which includes head coach...
  • Dhoni's return doesn't make a difference, says Hafeez March 19, 2014

    Pakistan's T20 skipper initiated the mind games ahead of mouth-watering 'Super 10' opener against India in the 2014 ICC World Twenty20 in Bangladesh. MS Dhoni wasn't part of the India squad that played the Asia Cup and lost to a Shahid Afridi-inspired Pakistan in the final over. But the India skipper...
  • World T20 warm-up: Kamran, Hafeez take Pakistan to a nervy-win over New Zealand March 18, 2014

    Mirpur: Kamran Akmal and Mohammad Hafeez made the difference with stroke-filled half-centuries to guide Pakistan to a nervy six-wicket win that came in the penultimate ball over New Zealand in their first ICC World Twenty20 warm-up game at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium on Monday. Kamran (52 in 45 balls) and Hafeez (55...
  • India-Pakistan game is always full of pressure, says Mohammad Hafeez March 15, 2014

    Dhaka: Far from being daunted by the prospect of facing India in their World Twenty20 opener on Friday, Pakistan captain Mohammad Hafeez is rather happy his team will kick off their campaign in Bangladesh against the arch-rivals. The bitter South Asian rivals have fought three wars in their brief independent history...
  • Mohammad Hafeez wants Pakistan to beat India in World T20 match March 13, 2014

    Lahore: Pakistan captain Mohammad Hafeez Wednesday said he hoped his team get a much-needed lift from their match against arch-rivals India, which opens the main round of the World Twenty20 in Bangladesh. The fifth edition of the World Twenty20 with 16 teams in competition will be held from March 16 to...
  • Hafeez hopes Afridi gets fit before World Twenty20 March 12, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan captain Mohammad Hafeez hopes Shahid Afridi will be fit in time for the World Twenty20 after the hard-hitting allrounder delayed his departure to Bangladesh. Afridi played in the Asia Cup final on Saturday with painkillers after he hurt his hamstring with some powerful late hitting during two nail-biting victories...
  • Pakistan: Former World Twenty20 champions hope to repeat 2009 March 12, 2014

    Pakistan, who lost the Asia Cup final to Sri Lanka, could turn out to be the dark horses in this edition of the ICC World Twenty20. Pakistan have been one of the more consistent teams in the shortest format of the game - with their winning percentage of 63.46 at the...