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Yousuf dejects Hafeez, Malik’s return ahead of T20 World Cup

Yousuf dejects Hafeez, Malik’s return ahead of T20 World Cup

After getting hammered by Sri Lanka and Australia, Pakistan looked back at the seniors Mohammad Hafeez and Shoaib Malik who were roped back in the side for the home series against Bangladesh. Without any doubt, both the all-rounders produced a fine show which aided the green team in downing the Bengal Tigers.

However, former Pakistan skipper Mohammad Yousuf seems unhappy and criticized Pakistan’s chief selector-cum-head coach Misbah-ul-Haq for allowing the return of Hafeez and Malik. Counted among the best batters to represent Pakistan, the 45-year old highlighted the average record of the two players on the bouncy wickets of Australia across all the formats.

As far as the shortest format of the game is concerned, Hafeez has never played a T20I in Australia, while Malik represented Pakistan in a solitary game. For this reason, Yousuf called it a step backwards as he advised Misbah to rely on the prowess of young cricketers and give them maximum exposure before the mega-event in Australia.