Ahead of the Third Test Against Australia Pakistan Team Director Mohammad Hafeez Misses Flight To Sydney

According to a report by a news agency, team director of Pakistan Mohammad Hafeez missed his flight to Sydney for the final Test series clash of Pakistan against Australia. Australia gained an unassailable lead of 2-0 following their second consecutive triumph in the three-match series against the Asian Giants. According to news sources, Hafeez was traveling with his wife and was supposed to travel to Sydney with the Pakistan team, but he missed the flight at the airport. The former Pakistani player arrived late at the airport, after which the staff did not allow him and his wife to board the plane. Hafeez and his wife took another flight to Sydney hours later. Pakistan is likely to hand Saim Ayub his debut cap, and he could take his place in the team in place of Imam-ul-Haq.
The news source also revealed that the workload of vice captain Shaheen Shah Afridi could be reduced, and he is likely to bowl fewer overs in the final Test of the series.
The left-arm pacer has bowled 99.2 overs in the series, which is more than any player on both teams. The fate of the series could have been left hanging as Pakistan came close to winning the second Test but ended up falling short at the end.


Jan 2, 2024 5:19 AM