Veteran Pakistani all rounders Mohammad Hafeez and Shoaib Malik shocked over PCB
Veteran all-rounders Shoaib Malik and Mohammad Hafeez were surprised after being ignored for the upcoming three-match Twenty20 International (T20I) series against Australia down under.
Head coach-cum-chief selector Misbahul Haq and new T20I captain Babar Azam wanted to select both all-rounders for the tough tour, but the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Ehsan Mani and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) were in favour of giving opportunity to youngsters in the shortest format.
Sources further added that Misbah holds the authority to demand the players he wants from the PCB. However, the chief selector refrained from pushing for Hafeez and Malik’s inclusion for the Australia tour.
Misbah received a lot of criticism during the Sri Lanka series for including opener Ahmed Shehzad and hard-hitting batsman Umar Akmal, after they failed to deliver in their comeback.