Mohammad Hafeez is in our plans for 2019 World Cup - Sarfraz Ahmed

Mohammad Hafeez is in Our Plans for 2019 World Cup – Sarfraz Ahmed

Mohammad Hafeez, Sarfraz Ahmed
Mohammad Hafeez is in our scheme of things for 2019 World Cup, says Sarfraz Ahmed. Image Courtesy: Getty

Of late, Pakistan Cricket is often making the headlines. Be it the player selection or the official’s recruitment; it seems like there is something fishy behind the scenes. In one of those scenarios, Mohammad Hafeez’s ouster for the Asia Cup 2018 is the one to sort out. Meanwhile, captain Sarfraz Ahmed settled the issue.

The skipper of Pakistan is very much clear that the all-rounder is in the scheme of things for the upcoming 2019 World Cup. Further, he added the selectors never said that it was the end of the road for Mohammed Hafeez.

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Mohammad Hafeez (Image Courtesy: Getty)

Mohammad Hafeez is an important player – Sarfraz Ahmed

The skipper quoted the right-handed all-rounder is the crucial player in the team, and certainly, he would come in the things for future. Sarfraz added there is no right for anyone to claim the end of certain player’s career.

It seems like the skipper is in favour of the Mohammed Hafeez’s selection. Perhaps, the slots have already booked by the in-form players in the team. Meanwhile, the team is also looking for the young unit as well.

“Mohammad Hafeez is an important player and is in our plans for the World Cup next year. We will include him in the team whenever it’s necessary. Chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq never said that Hafeez’s career is over,” the skipper said while talking to reporters on Monday.

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Sarfaraz Ahmed (Credits – AP)

“We select players and we don’t have any right to claim that anybody’s career has come to an end.”Talking about Asia Cup, the captain said the team had prepared well for the tournament. “We will try our best to perform well in all three departments,” he added.

The ICC Champions Trophy final against India is the past – Sarfraz Ahamed.

The gloveman feels the game against India in the ICC Champions trophy 2017 is past and wants to make an impact in the fresh game. He added the team is confident of doing well in all the departments.

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ICC Champions Trophy 2017 champions. (Credits – Getty Images)

“If we bat first we will aim to make over 300 runs. Our battling line has the ability to set good targets The ICC Champions Trophy final against India in the past. It has been more than a year. It will be a new game. We will try to play better cricket,” Sarfraz Ahmed inferred.

However, it would be intriguing to watch how Pakistan approaches the tournament by carrying the heavy burden of expectations. Meanwhile, they will also take on their arch-rivals India on September 19th during the course.


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