After missing the tour games, one-off T20I and the first ODI against England, veteran Pakistan all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez is likely to take field in the second of the five-game ODI series. The proficient player got his thumb injured during the last edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL).
Despite having two operations on his fractured thumb, Hafeez proved fitness for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 event. Initially, the Lahore Qalandars skipper was meant to sit out of the first two ODIs against England but a Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) official reported quick healing of the 38-year old cricketer. This has put him in contention to boost the green shirts ahead of the second 50-over clash.
Considered as a key player of Pakistan, the think tank wants the Sargodha born cricketer to have maximum match practice ahead of the all-important mega-event which is set to commence from May 30 in England and Wales. The boys in green will witness their World Cup campaign commencing against West Indies on May 31 in Nottingham.