Player Bio

Mohammad Hafeez

  • Matches

    1069
  • Runs

    37984
  • Wickets

    878
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

MatInnsNO RunsHSAve BFSR100 504s6s
Test 50 96 8 3452 224* 39.00 6128 56 9 12 429 28
ODI 200 199 13 6107 140** 33.00 8077 76 11 34 621 99
T20 227 214 17 4696 102** 24.00 3842 122 2 27 516 135
F-C 202 353 15 11689 224* 35.00 0 0 24 55 0 0
T20I 81 78 5 1658 86* 23.00 1457 114 0 9 178 39

Bowling Averages

Mat InnsBalls RunsWkts BBIBBM AveEcon SR4w 5w10
Test 50 70 3953 1763 52 - 4/48 34.00 3 76 76 2 0
ODI 200 163 7313 5019 136 4/41 4/41 37.00 4 54 54 1 0
T20 227 173 3263 3398 153 - - 22.00 6 21 21 3 0
F-C 202 0 14504 6532 240 8/57 - 27.00 3 60 60 0 6
List A 309 0 12567 8687 248 - - 35.00 4 51 51 4 0
T20I 81 61 1052 1170 49 - - 24.00 7 21 21 1 0
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date
99,0 Pakistan Sri Lanka Colombo (SSC) 2012-06-30
99,0 Pakistan Bangladesh Khulna 2015-04-28

Career Statistics

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

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