MOHAMMAD HAFEEZ

  • Pakistan's Mohammad Hafeez cleared to bowl in international cricket 5 days ago

    Bangalore: Mohammad Hafeez, the Pakistan allrounder, has been cleared to resume bowling in international cricket after his action was found to be legal by the International Cricket Council on Tuesday (April 21). Hafeez's action was reported as suspect during the first Test against New Zealand in Abu Dhabi in November 2014...
  • As it happened: Bangladesh vs Pakistan, 1st ODI April 17, 2015

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Toss: Bangladesh have won the toss and have opted to bat against Pakistan in the first ODI. Teams: Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Mahmudullah, Mushfiqur Rahim(w), Shakib Al Hasan(c), Nasir Hossain, Sabbir Rahman, Abul Hasan, Arafat Sunny, Rubel Hossain, Taskin Ahmed Pakistan:...
  • Pakistan open Bangladesh tour with one-wicket loss in warm-up April 15, 2015

    Pakistan's tour of Bangladesh started off with a one-wicket defeat against Bangladesh Cricket Board XI (BCB XI) in a warm-up game at the Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium in Fatullah on Wednesday (April 15). Choosing to bat first, Pakistan made 268 for 9, and then reduced BCB XI to 259 for...
  • Mohammad Hafeez confident of clearing bowling assessment test April 7, 2015

    Karachi: Pakistan allrounder Mohammad Hafeez is confident of clearing his bowling assessment test, to be held in Chennai on April 9. Hafeez, who has been named in all three formats for the Bangladesh tour, is due to leave for Chennai on Wednesday. "I am confident I can clear the test and...
  • Mohammad Hafeez to appear for reassessment of bowling action April 1, 2015

    Karachi: Pakistan allrounder Mohammad Hafeez is all set to undergo a reassessment test on his bowling action on April 9 in Chennai to revive his international career. Hafeez's bowling action was reported during the first Test match between Pakistan and New Zealand in Dubai last November. The International Cricket Council later suspended...
  • Mohammad Hafeez's bowling action to be officially tested on April 9 April 1, 2015

    Islamabad: Suspended Pakistan allrounder Mohammad Hafeez will undergo official testing of his offspin bowling in India next week. The Pakistan Cricket Board says on Wednesday the ICC will retest Hafeez at Sri Ramachandra University in Chennai on April 9. Hafeez was suspended from bowling after he was reported during a test against...
  • Pakistan think-tank made many blunders in WC opener: Mohammad Hafeez February 16, 2015

    Karachi: Disgruntled all-rounder, Mohammad Hafeez, who was left out of the national squad due to an injury, feels Pakistan think-tank made several blunders in the World Cup opener against arch-rivals India. Hafeez, who has been sent back from Australia due to a calf muscle injury, said on a local news channel...
  • I could have recovered in time for World Cup, says Mohammad Hafeez February 12, 2015

    Karachi: Pakistan's experienced all-rounder Muhammad Hafeez gave credence to speculation that he was sent back home from the World Cup against his wishes after a disagreement with the team management as he today said that he could have recovered from his injury in time for the showpiece event beginning on...
  • World Cup 2015: ICC approves Jamshed as a replacement for Hafeez February 8, 2015

    Adelaide: The ICC on Sunday approved Nasir Jamshed as a replacement for injured Mohammad Hafeez in Pakistan's squad for the World Cup, starting February 14. The Event and Technical Committee of the World Cup approved the replacement. Hafeez is suffering from a calf injury, which he picked up while batting in the...
  • Injured Pakistan allrounder Hafeez exits World Cup February 8, 2015

    Pakistan opener Mohammad Hafeez was on Sunday ruled out of the World Cup after suffering an ankle injury, in yet another blow to the team before the mega-event. The 34-year-old suffered the injury during the second one-day international against New Zealand in Napier last week and has been advised to take...
  • PCB shows urgency to get Hafeez's action cleared before World Cup 2015 January 21, 2015

    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...