- M Hafeez set to play 100 T20Is for Pakistan: Mohammad Hafeez will certainly end up being 6th gamer in the world to function in 100 T20Is for his country.
- Former captain will play his 100th T20I in the exact same ground where he played his 50th video game of the style.
- Mohammad Hafeez will likewise end up being Pakistan’s leading run scorer in T20Is if he ratings 13 or even more runs.
PRETORIA: All rounder Mohammad Hafeez, who remains in red hot type lately, is set to become the 2nd Pakistani player to play 100 T20Is for Pakistan, introduced the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Friday.
” Mohammad Hafeez will become the 2nd Pakistan gamer and also 6th total to feature in 100 T20Is when he takes the field against South Africa in very first of the 4 males’s Twenty20 Internationals at the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg on Saturday,” stated the PCB in a news release.
The 40-year-old after the suit will join the similarity Shoaib Malik, Rohit Sharma, Martin Guptill, Eoin Morgan and also Ross Taylor. All the players have played more than 100 T20Is given that the format was introduced in February 2005.
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Interestingly, Hafeez was additionally among the pick few gamers who became part of the team when Pakistan played its inaugural T20I match in August 2006 in Bristol.
The right-handed batsman had actually also played his 50th T20I versus South Africa at the Wanderers Arena back in November 2013.
Aside from the 100th T20I, the stylish batsman will be hoping to include one more honor to his name. If he ratings 13 runs in the game after that he will certainly surpass Shoaib Malik as Pakistan’s leading run-scorer in T20Is.
” Shoaib has to date scored 2,335 runs in 116 T20Is, while Hafeez is sixth on the listing with 2,323 runs in 99 suits,” said the PCB.
Pakistan seeking energy
Pakistan will be wanting to continue their winning energy from the ODI collection to make a winning start in the four-match collection.
On the ICC T20I positions, Pakistan is sitting in 4th position on 260 points while South Africa is sixth on 251 factors. England gets on top of the tree with 272 points, complied with by India (270) as well as Australia (267 ).
” If Pakistan win all four suits, they will certainly earn four factors and relocate to 264 points to lower the gap to 3 points with Australia. Nevertheless, if the collection result in turned around, after that both the side will certainly swap areas with South Africa rising to fourth on 259 factors and also Pakistan dropping to 6th on 254 factors,” stated the PCB.
The board stated that if the series ends in a draw then Pakistan will keep its fourth placement with 259 points and also South Africa will maintain sixth position with 252 points.
On a head to head document, South Africa lead Pakistan by 9-8, including 4-3 on their home problems.
Pakistan: Babar Azam (captain), Arshad Iqbal, Asif Ali, Danish Aziz, Faheem Ashraf, Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Sharjeel Khan and Usman Qadir.
South Africa: Heinrich Klaasen (captain, wicketkeeper), Aiden Markram, Andile Phehlukwayo, Beuran Hendricks, Bjorn Fortuin, George Linde, Rassie van der Dussen, Janneman Malan, Sisanda Magala, Wiaan Mulder, Tabraiz Shamsi, Lutho Sipamla, Kyle Verreynne, Pite van Biljon, Daryn Dupavillon, Migael Pretorius, Lizaad Williams and Wihan Lubbe.
April 10– 1st T20I; Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
April 12– second T20I; Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
April 14– 3rd T20I; SuperSport Park, Pretoria
April 16– fourth T20I; SuperSport Park, Pretoria