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Quetta Gladiators make an sudden call-up by deciding on Mohammad Hafeez

Mohammad Hafeez has been unexpectedly referred to as as much as play within the Pakistan Tremendous League 2023 on the age of 42 after not being chosen within the draft. He has signed with Quetta Gladiators as a substitute for the injured Ahsan Ali. Hafeez was an essential participant for Lahore Qalandars of their PSL victory final yr, contributing with each bat and ball. Though he had since performed in different cricket leagues, he appeared to have moved on from his taking part in profession and was exploring different choices reminiscent of changing into a cricket analyst on Pakistani tv. Nevertheless, Gladiators have given him an opportunity to show himself and enhance their crew’s efficiency, which has been disappointing for the final three seasons.

Regardless of not having made it to the play-offs within the final three PSL seasons after their 2019 victory, Quetta Gladiators have supplied Mohammad Hafeez an opportunity to play within the 2023 match. Their first match is scheduled for Wednesday in Multan in opposition to Multan Sultans. It stays unclear if Hafeez will make it to the taking part in XI, however the crew administration is trying to have a well-stocked squad. The Gladiators have rebuilt their core this yr, with Iftikhar Ahmed, one in all Pakistan’s top-performing cricketers, becoming a member of the crew after an impressive BPL season.

Mohammad Hafeez retired from Check cricket in December 2018, and he was dropped from Pakistan’s ODI crew after the 2019 World Cup. Nevertheless, after being recalled to the T20I aspect in 2020, he had a exceptional run in T20 cricket and completed the yr as the highest run-scorer within the format. Whereas he initially said that the 2020 T20 World Cup could be his remaining match for Pakistan, the competitors was postponed till 2021 as a result of Covid-19 pandemic. Hafeez ultimately introduced his retirement from worldwide cricket in January of final yr.

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