Mohammad Hafeez joins Middlesex as AB de Villiers’ replacement

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Mohammad Hafeez has signed for Middlesex as AB de Villiers‘ replacement for five Vitality Blast video games.

De Villiers’ initial stint completed with a victory in opposition to Surrey last week, however he’s going to return to the membership for the last two video games of the community stage, and the knockouts if Middlesex qualify.

Hafeez may even be available in the market for these two video games, with Mujeeb Ur Rahman, the membership’s various out of the country signing, set to return to Afghanistan after being recalled by his board.

Hafeez has been playing in the Global T20 Canada – he hit 85 runs in five innings for Edmonton Royals – and is anticipated to be available in the market for Wednesday’s sport at Essex.

This would be Hafeez’s first stint in county cricket, even supposing he did play membership cricket in the Liverpool League in 2004 and 2005.

Hafeez retired from Test cricket in December, however remains available in the market for white-ball internationals.

He change into part of Pakistan’s World Cup squad, making 253 runs including a predominant 84 in opposition to England at Trent Bridge, however change into left off their central contracts checklist last week.

After reaching the knockouts as soon as in the last ten seasons, Middlesex have had an impressive campaign, and sit down 2d in the South Community with five video games to play.

De Villiers’ sneakers will be hard to gather: in five innings for the membership, he made 253 runs, striking at 191.66, including two rankings of 88 now now not out and a 40-ball 64 to signal off in opposition to Surrey.

1600 BST, August 13 – This narrative change into as much as this level to encompass information of Mujeeb’s availability

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