Selection committee, board officials unhappy, coach, captain wishes on return of Shoaib and Hafeez

KARACHI (Abdul Majid Bhatti / Staff Reporter) The figures of Pakistan's most experienced batsmen Shoaib Malik and Mohammad Hafeez are not impressive, but Misbah and Babar Azam have vowed to defeat Bangladesh by giving them another world ahmed
 Selection committee, board officials unhappy, coach, captain wishes on return of Shoaib and Hafeez

Head coach Misbah-ul-Haq and T20 captain Babar Azam have tried to save their seat by joining Shoaib Malik in the Pakistani team despite opposition from the selectors.

Mohammad Hafeez got the impression that he was mistaken for the World Cup after being dropped from the T20 team.current world news

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The Pakistani cricket team's world number one T20 rankings remains in jeopardy.

Misbah-ul-Haq and Babar Azam have given another life-line to two former captains, Shoaib Malik and Mohammad Hafeez, to support their sinking boat, but the decision of the two, along with the PCB officials, has not been made any favorable.

Misbah-ul-Haq's vision and thinking are not clear in selection matters. There have been seven changes to the T20I squad for Australia tour.

Harris Sohail, Fakhr Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Asif Ali, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Amir and Mohammad Irfan have not been able to retain the team. Sources said that strong resistance was ignored by the selectors to bring Shoaib Malik to Pakistan team while the return of Mohammad Hafeez has not been agreed.

The selectors were of the opinion that Hafeez was misplaced in the last two series. PCBer Zaman said on the inquiry of the war that the selectors had a mixed opinion on the selection of Shoaib Malik and Hafiz, but the opinion of Misbah and Babar Azam was given importance for the inclusion of the team in both. In particular, the opinion of Captain Babar Azam was respected.

Sources say former head coach Mikey Arthur used to say that the Pakistan team should revolve around the performance of the two seniors, but unfortunately the eyes of both of them are focused on other Pakistani players.

According to war research, the PCB administration was not happy with the inclusion of 37-year-old Shoaib Malik and 39-year-old Mohammad Hafeez, but all surrendered to the opposition of Misbah-ul-Haq and Babar Azam. However, sources say that after the Bangladesh series, Misbah-ul-Haq and Babar Azam might face resistance from fellow selectors.current world news

Misbah-ul-Haq had said at the time of the Pakistan team's announcement that the national T20 team had been defeated in eight of the last nine matches, as the number one T20 team was unacceptable.

We have to climb to the winning track now to overcome defeat. Misbah claims that if the number of matches between both Malik and Mohammad Hafeez is a total of 200 Twenty20 matches, the selection of young players with this experience will improve the performance of the national team.

Captain Babar Azam stood up in defense of both, saying he was happy with the selection of the team, thanking the selection committee for approving his request to join Mohammad Hafeez and Shoaib Malik. Both cricketers are still able to represent Pakistan for a short time in a limited format.

Shoaib Malik and Mohammad Hafeez have announced their retirement from this format after the World T20 in Australia in October. Shoaib Malik's selection in terms of Australian condition is beyond comprehension Shoaib Malik has scored 12 T20 innings in Australia at an average of 13.27. His strike rate is 108.current world news

He has scored 212 runs in his last ten T20 Internationals, his highest score being 49 not out, which he scored against South Africa in Cape Town. Shoaib Malik has played 35 Tests, 287 ODIs and 111 Twenty20 Internationals.

Mohammad Hafeez has represented Pakistan in 55 Tests, 218 ODIs and 89 T20 Internationals. Mohammad Hafeez was last selected in Pakistan's Twenty20 in October 2018, scoring 45,34 not out and 53 not out, but despite good performance, he has returned to the T20 squad after sixteen months.

Sources say Misbah and Babar are on the same page, but if they do not select the team with clear thinking in the future, intense protests from fellow selectors can be triggered and a friendly atmosphere may be strained.