Hafeez joins Middlesex
Middlesex Cricket is pleased that Pakistan all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez has joined the club. Hafeez who is a productive all-rounder by trait has amassed over 5,000 runs and taken 162 wickets in over 250 T20 matches.
His presence is indeed a sheer essence to the team. He has also hit almost 2,000 International T20 runs for Pakistan in 89 games, taking 54 wickets.
Pakistan all-rounder Hafeez will once again team up with Middlesex skipper, Dawid Malan, having earlier played together with success for Peshawar Zalmi in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) clinching the tournament in 2017.
Middlesex had announced last week that AB de Villiers will join Mohammad Hafeez as Middlesex’s one more overseas recruitment for the final two group matches of 2019’s Vitality Blast campaign against Hampshire on 29th August and Somerset on the 30th August respectively.
The 38-year-old Hafeez will be available for Middlesex for today’s trip to Chelmsford to play against Essex (August 14, 11:30 PM IST) in the Vitality Blast and also for each of club’s remaining South Group fixtures.
Talking about the signing of Mohammad Hafeez, Middlesex Cricket’s Managing Director of Cricket was happy that Hafeez’s experience would come handly and that too in shorter formats of the game.
“We are delighted to have a player of Mohammad’s experience and ability to join us for the last few matches of the T20 group campaign.
“Attempting to find players to fill the holes created by Mujeeb and AB’s departures is difficult, but when contemplating such a figure, Mohammad was top of our list.
“He’s been playing regular cricket all summer in the ICC World Cup for Pakistan and in the Global T20 tournament in Canada for Edmonton Royals and we’re really looking forward to welcoming him at Chelmsford on Wednesday.”