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Pakistan drafts allrounder Hafeez for tests vs Australia

October 1, 2018

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan summoned allrounder Mohammad Hafeez on Monday for the two-test series against Australia starting in the United Arab Emirates from Oct. 7.

Hafeez is the fourth opener in the squad beside regular test opener Azhar Ali, Imam-ul-Haq, and the uncapped Fakhar Zaman.

The 37-year-old Hafeez has played 50 tests, but none since 2016 in England. He has 3,452 test runs at an average of 39.22, and has taken 52 wickets with his offspin bowling.

His last international appearance was in July for the Twenty20 tri-series in Zimbabwe with Australia.

Hafeez apparently made the selectors rethink about his inclusion after he scored a double century in Pakistan’s premier Quaid-e-Azam Trophy last month.

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