Mohammad Hafeez joins Middlesex as AB de Villiers’ substitute

Mohammad Hafeez has signed for Middlesex as AB de Villiers‘ substitute for 3 Vitality Blast video games.

De Villiers’ preliminary stint completed with a victory in opposition to Surrey final week, however he’ll return to the membership for the ultimate two video games of the group stage, and the knockouts if Middlesex qualify.

Hafeez has been enjoying within the World T20 Canada – he hit 85 runs in 5 innings for Edmonton Royals – and is anticipated to be out there for Wednesday’s recreation at Essex.

This might be Hafeez’s first stint in county cricket, although he did play membership cricket within the Liverpool League in 2004 and 2005.

Hafeez retired from Take a look at cricket in December, however stays out there for white-ball internationals.

He was a part of Pakistan’s World Cup squad, making 253 runs together with a significant 84 in opposition to England at Trent Bridge, however was left off their central contracts list last week.

After reaching the knockouts as soon as within the final ten seasons, Middlesex have had a formidable marketing campaign, and sit second within the South Group with 5 video games to play.

De Villiers’ footwear might be troublesome to fill: in 5 innings for the membership, he made 253 runs, putting at 191.66, together with two scores of 88 not out and a 40-ball 64 to log off in opposition to Surrey.