Veteran Pakistan batsmen Muhammad Hafeez and Shoaib Malik will skip subsequent month’s T20 house sequence in opposition to the West Indies, a Cricket Board (PCB) supply stated.
Hafeez and Malik have each knowledgeable the Pakistan group captain Babar Azam and head coach Saqlain Mushtaq that they won’t be obtainable for the sequence as a result of private commitments.
Both the gamers additionally skipped the latest T20 sequence in Bangladesh after the World Cup, which Pakistan received comfortably by a 3-0 margin.
“Malik has said that he wants to focus on playing in T20 leagues and the Pakistani selectors should only consider him for selection for select and important series,” a dependable PCB supply stated.
He stated Hafeez, alternatively, has stated he’s skipping the West Indies sequence as he’s busy with the Lankan Premier League and the selectors ought to give an opportunity to some younger gamers.
Hafeez additionally skipped the sequence in Bangladesh.
“Basically it has been decided to now start giving more exposure to players like Haider Ali, Sohaib Maqsood, Khushdil Shah, Iftikhar Ahmed, Danish Aziz, Azam khan to prepare them for the future instead of waiting around for Hafeez and Malik,” the supply added.