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Arthur calls for Hasnain's inclusion in place of Irfan

Mohammad Irfan once again traveled the distance against Australia as Pakistan failed to defend the modest total of 150 in the second game. Coming at the back of an expensive spell in the rain-affected match, the lanky pacer could not get his lines right and faced expansive drives from the Aussie batsmen.

Keeping Irfan’s ordinary form in view, former Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur has suggested the inclusion of Mohammad Hasnain in the side. Arthur believes Hasnain, who recently took a hat-trick against Sri Lanka, is the perfect bowler to add versatility to Pakistan’s bowling, which comprises of three left-arm pacers.

"I'd play Hasnain, you need a right-armer and he'd replace Irfan. Hasnain brings a different angle. Against Australia, you need bowlers who can bring the ball back in especially to their right-handers and not give them any room,” Arthur was quoted as saying in the post-match analysis show.