PAK vs SA: Mohammad Hafeez to hitch elite membership of cricketers who’ve performed 100 T20Is

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Mohammad Hafeez. Photo: File

PRETORIA: Former captain Mohammad Hafeez, who’s having fun with a purple patch late in his profession, will develop into the second Pakistani cricketer to play 100 T20Is for his nationwide aspect on Saturday when the boys in inexperienced will tackle South Africa, introduced the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Friday.

“Mohammad Hafeez will become the second Pakistan player and sixth overall to feature in 100 T20Is when he takes the field against South Africa in first of the four men’s Twenty20 Internationals at the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg on Saturday,” mentioned the PCB in a press launch.

The 40-year-old will be part of the corporate of Shoaib Malik, Rohit Sharma, Martin Guptill, Eoin Morgan and Ross Taylor. All the gamers have performed greater than 100 T20Is for his or her nationwide workforce.

Interestingly, Hafeez was additionally among the many choose few gamers who had been a part of the workforce when Pakistan performed its inaugural T20I match in August 2006 in Bristol.

The right-handed batsman will play his 100th T20I match on the identical venue the place he performed his 50th match of the shortest format of the sport.

Apart from the 100th T20I, the trendy batsman shall be hoping so as to add one other accolade to his title. 

If he scores 13 runs within the sport then he’ll overtake Shoaib Malik as Pakistan’s main run-scorer in T20Is.

“Shoaib has to date scored 2,335 runs in 116 T20Is, while Hafeez is sixth on the list with 2,323 runs in 99 matches,” mentioned the PCB.