September 28, 2023

Hafeez, Malik to skip home T20 series against West Indies

Veteran Pakistan batsmen Muhammad Hafeez and Shoaib Malik will avoid the following month’s T20 home series against the West Indies, a Cricket Board (PCB) source said.

Hafeez and Malik have both informed the Pakistan group commander Babar Azam and lead trainer Saqlain Mushtaq that they won’t be accessible for the series because of individual responsibilities.

Both the players additionally skirted the new T20 series in Bangladesh after the World Cup, which Pakistan won serenely by a 3-0 margin.”Malik has said that he needs to zero in on playing in T20 associations and the Pakistani selectors ought to just think about him for determination for select and significant series,” a dependable PCB source said.

He said Hafeez, then again, has said he is avoiding the West Indies series as he is occupied with the Lankan Premier League and the selectors should allow an opportunity to some youthful players.

Hafeez additionally avoided the series in Bangladesh.

“Fundamentally it has been chosen to now begin giving more openness to players like Haider Ali, Sohaib Maqsood, Khushdil Shah, Iftikhar Ahmed, Danish Aziz, Azam khan to set them up for the future as opposed to keeping an eye out for Hafeez and Malik,” the source added.If there was any proof required that France could be worldwide hockey’s issue on everyone’s mind of this decade, to some degree like Belgium did in the decade that passed by, it came on a blustery Wednesday night in Bhubaneswar. Quit worrying about that it came at India’s expense.

In December 2011, an energetic Belgium group crushed India interestingly, an outcome that declared their appearance on the world stage. France’s shocking 5-4 success over India in the initial match of their Pool B experience of the Junior World Cup probably won’t appear to be a comparable turning point at the present time. However, it focuses to the European side’s steady improvement, to the point that they will presently don’t be viewed as minnows going ahead.

France’s rise began at a similar scene at the 2018 World Cup, where a ragtag pack of players arrived at the quarterfinals. Timothee Clement, the most youthful player of that group, was one of their legends in those days. Lenient, the most established player on this side, was their legend on Wednesday also. The 21-year-old set up a brave presentation, scoring a full go-around and making critical clearances, including an inconceivable objective line save, to lead his side to this renowned success.

However, more than the outcome, it was the manner in which France went about it that was more amazing. Also, Graham Reid had seen it coming.

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