Mohammad Hafeez will captain Pakistan in the second One Day International VB Australia on Sunday after a group Azhar Ali remained a hamstring injury.
Hafeez and captain of the cricket Test and T20 before, but never in ODIs, will lead the side in the second leg in Melbourne on Sunday and maybe the third session in Perth on Thursday with talks expected to return to the fourth meeting in Sydney on January 22.
Sarfraz Ahmed regular vice-captain usually are stepping into the role, but had to leave the tour last week and returned to Karachi with his mother to be sick ..
Azhar, who published a history of two centuries to make Boxing Day Test, retired hurt on 12 after the opening ODI in Brisbane before returning to the past, but he has clearly done.
In a statement, the Pakistan Cricket Board is expected to Ali “… quickly recover and return to play in Sydney and Adelaide.”
Hafeez won 17 of 29 games and T20 captain set to Misbah-ul-Haq, one test against Sri Lanka in 2012, which Pakistan lost.
Pakistan, who lost 16 games in the soil of Australia, also will be without bowler fast Mohammad Irfan for the series (personal reasons), but the veteran Shoaib Malik is expected to return on Sunday after missing opener because of illness.
Coach Mickey Arthur complained accident Friday, after the visitors had posted 92-run win over dissatisfied.
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“(Miss Sarfraz, Irfan Malik and Ali) were all a little strange,” said the South African.
“But I will take the pieces and see what is available today.”
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