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Pakistan all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez said batsmen Abdullah Shafique and Kamran Ghulam have done well in domestic cricket.
The duo were picked in the Lahore Qalandars’ squad for the Pakistan Super League (PSL), where Shafique scored 251 runs in 11 matches, which included a top score of 52, at an average of 22.81 and a strike-rate of 128.06.
Ghulam, meanwhile, amassed 299 runs in 13 games, which included a top score of 55 not out, at an average of 24.91 and a strike-rate of 117.25.
“The management has learned from the mistakes made in the earlier years and has made the right choices. I am really happy that domestic performers were given weightage and bringing players like Abdullah Shafique and Kamran Ghulam who have performed well in the domestic arena has helped in strengthening our batting,” Hafeez told Cricwick.
Ghulam also played in the Pakistan Cup, where he was the third-highest run-scorer with 531 runs in 12 matches for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, which included two centuries and three fifties, at an average of 44.25.
As for Shafique, he was in fabulous form in the three-Test series against Australia as he accumulated 397 runs, which included a century and two fifties, at an average of 79.40.
However, he didn’t feature in the ODI series or the one-off T20 International.