Hafeez hopes to repeat last year’s T20I series’ heroics

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Lahore

Age is just a number, Mohammad Hafeez, an experienced all rounder of cricket , is perhaps the perfect illustration of this saying as the 40-year-old is still going strong.

Former Pakistan Cricket Captain, Hafeez who now features for Pakistan in T20 format only, has played no less than 106 T20Is, scoring 2388 runs at 27.13 with 14 half-centuries.

Pakistan team, currently preparing for a three-match T20I series against England that starts on Friday at the Trent Bridge Nottingham, will be banking on Hafeez to spearhead the batting top-order.

Hafeez has some fond memories of playing in England. His and Pakistan’s first T20I was against England, which Pakistan won by five wickets at Bristol on 28 August 2006.

Hafeez scored 46 off 40, which included five fours, he was also highest individual scorer for Pakistan in the match.

The seasoned campaigner had an instrumental role in helping Pakistan’s ICC Champions Trophy 2017 victory as he played a crucial innings in the final against India at the Oval, London.

His quickfire unbeaten 57 off 37, which included four fours and three sixes helped Pakistan to their match winning 338-run total.

In his first-ever ODI against England in 2003, Hafeez was declared player of the match for his 69 runs and one wicket which helped Pakistan beat hosts by two wickets.—APP

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