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PLAYER BIO

Mohammad Hafeez

  • Matches

    1130
  • Runs

    40067
  • Wickets

    909
Role Allrounder
Batting Style Right-hand bat
Bowling Style Right-arm offbreak
Nationality Pakistani
Nickname Mohammad Hafeez
DOB 17 October 1980

An opening batsman and handy offspin bowler, Mohammad Hafeez first played for Pakistan in 2003, but it was only in 2011 that he finally became a regular in the side in all formats. As a player, Hafeez gives the team plenty of options: he usually bats aggressively at the top of the order, but his organised technique also means he can switch to defensive mode if required. He doesn't flight his offbreaks much, but his excellent control over line and length allows the captain to use him at almost any stage of an innings. He is also one of the better fielders in the Pakistan team, especially in the point region. Despite these skills, Hafeez failed to create a regular place for himself in the Pakistan in his first seven years in international cricket, primarily due to his inability to convert his starts into substantial scores. He scored plenty of pretty 30s and 40s, laced with some exquisite cover-drives, but that only helped cement the opinion that Hafeez may forever remain a player whose potential exceeds performance. To a large extent, that changed in 2011, as Hafeez put in consistent displays with both bat and ball in all forms of the game. It actually started in the series against South Africa in November 2010, and then continued through 2011, a year which fetched him two centuries in Tests and three in ODIs, apart from two fifties in Twenty20 internationals. He won an incredible ten Man-of-the-Match awards in international cricket that year, and became only the third cricketer - after Sanath Jayasuriya and Jacques Kallis - to score 1000-plus runs and take 30 or more wickets in ODIs in a calendar year. With Taufeeq Umar, he formed Pakistan's most stable opening combination in Tests, as his aggression at the top of the order became a perfect counterfoil to Taufeeq's defensive approach.


BATTING AVERAGES

Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s
Test 55 105 8 3652 224* 37.64 6520 56.01 10 12 455 28
ODI 203 202 14 6153 140** 32.72 8143 75.56 11 34 624 99
T20 248 234 21 5244 102** 24.61 4286 122.35 2 30 561 158
F-C 210 365 15 12169 224* 34.76 0 26 56 0 0
List A 325 323 19 10941 140** 35.99 0 17 71 0 0
T20I 89 86 8 1908 86* 24.46 1643 116.12 0 10 196 51

BOWLING AVERAGES

Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Test 55 77 4067 1808 53 4/16 4/48 34.11 2.66 76.7 2 0 0
ODI 203 165 7409 5073 137 4/41 4/41 37.02 4.10 54.0 1 0 0
T20 248 179 3328 3454 158 4/10 4/10 21.86 6.22 21.0 3 0 0
F-C 210 0 14992 6764 253 8/57 - 26.73 2.70 59.2 0 7 2
List A 325 0 12945 8977 254 4/23 4/23 35.34 4.16 50.9 4 0 0
T20I 89 67 1117 1226 54 4/10 4/10 22.70 6.58 20.6 1 0 0

CAREER STATISTICS

Test debut Pakistan v Bangladesh at Karachi, Aug 20-24, 2003
Last Test England v Pakistan at Birmingham, Aug 3-7, 2016
ODI debut Pakistan v Zimbabwe at Sharjah, Apr 3, 2003
Last ODI New Zealand v Pakistan at Wellington, Jan 19, 2018
T20I debut England v Pakistan at Bristol, Aug 28, 2006
Last T20I Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Lahore, Oct 29, 2017
First-Class debut 1998/99
Last First-Class Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited v Water and Power Development Authority at Karachi, Dec 21-25, 2017
List A debut 1998/99
Last List A New Zealand v Pakistan at Wellington, Jan 19, 2018