Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Pakistan's pace attack lacks one fast bowler, says skipper Mohammad Hafeez

Pakistan's Twenty20 captain Mohammad Hafeez believes that selectors have got their sums wrong in the pace attack chosen for next month's three-Test series against South Africa.

Pacemen Umar Gul and Junaid Khan will be assisted by uncapped fast bowlers - 7-foot-1 Mohammad Irfan and Ehsan Adil - in a four-man attack against the No. 1 ranked Proteas, reports The Dawn.

Hafeez said they are a fast bowler short, but said it is a decision to be taken by the selection committee.

The squad was announced by selectors last week.

Speaking during the four-day final of Pakistan's premier first-class tournament, the President's Patron's Trophy, Hafeez backed each of the four chosen pacemen.

He said Junaid Khan is very good and is improving very fast. He also lauded Irfan's performance in the Twenty20 against India from where he was selected for the ODIs in India and now for Tests.

Pakistan has played just six Tests over the last year - three each against England and Sri Lanka - with a break of nearly six months between the two series. (ANI)

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