Pakistan all-rounder, Mohammad Hafeez underwent a second surgery on his injured thumb in England, following which he has been advised a rest of two weeks.
The 38-year old injured his thumb in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2019 where he played for Lahore Qalandars. The injury not only ruled him out of the PSL but also put a question mark on his inclusion in the World Cup squad.
The Professor was asked to rest for 6 weeks, however, the second surgery will now keep him out of action for two more weeks. With the World Cup approaching and no match practice for Mohammad Hafeez, there are now doubts over his future career and inclusion in the final 15.
Pakistan is experimenting with the youngsters in the ongoing series against Australia and the top performers are expected to slot into the 15-member squad for the mega event. Hafeez’s inclusion is unlikely considering his fitness woes, however, Pakistan could use his experience at the biggest cricketing event in the world.
With fitness test for World Cup selection scheduled on April 14, it remains to be seen whether Hafeez declares himself fit and available for selection before that time.
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