Mohammad Hafeez

  • CLT20: Bowlers to be blamed for defeat, says Lahore Lions skipper Yesterday

    Raipur: Lahore Lions skipper Mohammad Hafeez blamed his bowlers for his team's crushing 72-run defeat against Northern Knights in their second qualifying match of the Champions League Twenty20 on Sunday. "The decision of electing to field was right because the pitch was helping the seamers. We didn't bowl well. We as...
  • CLT20 Live Score: Lahore Lions put Northern Knights in to bat Yesterday

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Umar Akmal played a stunning unbeaten cameo of 18-ball 38 as Lahore Lions beat defending champions Mumbai Indians by six wickets in their opening qualifying round match of the Champions League Twenty20 on Saturday. Earlier on Saturday, New Zealand batsman Kane...
  • CLT20: Bowlers set up victory, says Lahore skipper Mohammad Hafeez Yesterday

    Raipur: Lahore Lions skipper Mohammad Hafeez feels his bowlers set the stage for victory over Mumbai Indians in their first qualifier of the Champions League T20 tournament, by restricting the opponents to a low score. He, however, also credited his batsmen for finishing the game well to post a six-wicket victory...
  • CLT20: Pressure on us now, says Mumbai skipper Pollard 2 days ago

    Raipur: Having started their campaign in the Champions League Twenty20 with a loss on Saturday, Mumbai Indians captain Kieron Pollard conceded that pressure would be on his side as they will have to win their next two matches to make it to the tournament proper. "We have to now win both...
  • CLT20: Umar Akmal's cameo takes Lahore to a 6-wicket win over Mumbai 2 days ago

    Raipur: Umar Akmal played a stunning cameo of 18-ball unbeaten 38 as Lahore Lions beat defending champions Mumbai Indians by six wickets in their opening qualifying round match of the Champions League Twenty20 on Saturday. Put into bat, Mumbai produced a mediocre batting display as they could score just 135 for...
  • CLT20: IPL teams hold edge as Mumbai start qualifiers against Lions 3 days ago

    Raipur: After a sumptuous feast of traditional cricket, it's time again to return to the shortest format as leading players, including India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, get ready to represent their respective franchises in the sixth edition of the Champions League T20, with the qualifying round starting here on Saturday. While...
  • Ajmal's suspension a tough thing for entire cricket: Hafeez 5 days ago

    Raipur: Having faced the heat of 'chucking' himself, all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez on Wednesday termed team-mate and ace spinner Saeed Ajmal's suspension for illegal bowling action as a "difficult thing not only for Pakistan but for the entire cricket". "This is a tough thing not only for Pakistan but for rest of...
  • CLT20 : Lahore Lions have potential to enter main draw, says Hafeez 6 days ago

    Karachi: Proudly leading the Lahore Lions into the Champions League Twenty20, Pakistan all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez said that his team has the firepower and ability to handle pressure and make it to the main draw of the lucrative league. The Lahore Lions squad, which leaves on Monday will play their qualifying...
  • CLT20: Hafeez irked as Lahore Lions include former Pakistan player's son 1 week ago

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and Lahore City Cricket Association (LCCA) have included former Pakistan allrounder Manzoor Ellahi's son, Ali Manzoor in the Lahore Lions side, which reportedly hasn't gone down too well with captain Mohammad Hafeez. A well informed source told PTI that the board had without consulting or...
  • Mohammad Hafeez wanted Abdul Razzaq for CLT20 but PCB refused: source 1 week ago

    Karachi: Lahore Lions captain Mohammad Hafeez had wanted the inclusion of veteran allrounder Abdul Razzaq in the squad for Champions League Twenty20 in India this month but the Pakistan Cricket Board rejected his request, according to sources. A source close to Hafeez said he had made the request during a meeting...
  • Pakistan side Lahore Lions issued Indian visa for CLT20 1 week ago

    Lahore Lions have been cleared by the Indian government to play in the Champions League Twenty20, with the Pakistan club issued visas and likely to arrive in India on September 9. Champions of Pakistan's domestic T20 competition, Lions will play the qualifiers to be held before the main tournament. "The Indian...
  • 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...