Mohammad Hafeez outside Asia

Pakistan opener Mohammad Hafeez has disappointing stats outside Asia.

After displaying dismal performances in the three Tests at England, the opener’s stats outside Asia further deteriorates.

The 35-year-old had a good start at Lord’s where he posted 40 runs in the first innings. However, he was ousted on duck in his second innings in the first Investec Test against England. Pakistan went on to win at Lord’s for the first time since 20 years at the Venue. Hafeez managed to post 18 and 42 runs in the following Test at Old Trafford. However, he did not make much impact as the team suffered a heavy 330-run defeat.

Pakistan managed to grab 100 run lead after first innings at Edgbaston despite Hafeez pocketing a duck in it. However, they lost their edge in the second innings when England scored 445. The opener failed to click once again as he added only two runs to the total tally, eventually causing Pakistan to suffer 141 run defeat in Birmingham.

The Sargodha born star has a Test average of 39.22 from 50 matches. He has bagged 3452 runs form 96 innings and his highest score is 224 runs. Hafeez also has a good strike rate of 56.33.  However, his notable performances have all come in home conditions or inside Asia.

Outside Asia, the veteran has a poor batting averages and stats. From 27 innings, Hafeez has made only 427 runs with an average of 16.42. He has yet to bag a century outside Asia and have scored half century only once. The highest Hafeez made was the first time he played outside Asia when he posted 95 runs. Since then he hasn’t gone past 42 which he recently made at Old Trafford. If we exclude his first performance outside Asia, the veteran records a poor average of around 12.

The pitches in England suited him but Hafeez failed to click. He has the second worst record for a batsman outside Asia in the history of the Test cricket. The veteran is ranked 376 out of 377 in terms of average amongst the players who have played 25 or more innings in the Top Six side outside Asia.



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