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Kamran Akmal said that if Mohammad Hafeez wasn’t in the team, Pakistan wouldn’t have even beat the England B side.
Hafeez was the highest run-scorer in the series with 155 runs, which included two half-centuries, at an average of 155 and a strike-rate of 176.13.
Despite Hafeez’s effort with the bat, the series ended as a 1-1 draw.
However, Akmal said it was because of Hafeez that Pakistan were so competitive throughout the series.
“If we didn’t have Mohammad Hafeez in the T20I side in England, Pakistan could have not even won against the England B side which is what that team effectively was,” Akmal told PakPassion. “Just imagine how badly things would have turned out for Pakistan had England’s top side turned up as they did against Australia.
“Even without the services of Ben Stokes, England absolutely hammered Australia in the first two games of the series. So, for those blindly asking for the removal of senior players, my message is to think again and look at what Mohammad Hafeez has to offer to Pakistan.”