Hafeez reached the feat in the initial T20I from South Africa when he stepped onto the discipline as the Proteas gained the toss and opted to bat very first at the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg on Saturday.
Mohammad Hafeez obtained his 100th T20I cap from Waqar Younis. All the most effective @MHafeez22 🧢 🌟#SAvPAK… https://t.co/NjiYP7Qgpy
— Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) 1618058570000
Hafeez, 40, joined the special club of Shoaib Malik (116), Rohit Sharma (111), Martin Guptill, Eoin Morgan, and Ross Taylor (102) who have appeared in 100 or extra T20Is since the inception of the shortest format of the recreation in February 2005.
The PCB congratulates @MHafeez22 on his 100th T20I#SAvPAK #HarHaalMainCricket #BackTheBoysInGreen https://t.co/ayDSQkwVie
— Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) 1618057324000
Hafeez featured in Pakistan’s 1st-ever T20I in August 2006 in Bristol and scored 46 in Pakistan’s 5-wicket victory over England.
Apparently, Hafeez’s 50th visual appearance was also at the Wanderers Stadium in opposition to South Africa in November 2013 when he as captain took two for 25 and scored 13 not out as the hosts beat Pakistan by four operates in a rain-shortened match.
If he scores at minimum 13 operates in Saturday’s game, Hafeez will leapfrog Shoaib as Pakistan’s leading run-scorer in T20Is. Shoaib has to day scored 2,335 operates in 116 T20Is, when Hafeez is sixth on the list with 2,323 runs in 99 matches.
Hafeez has represented Pakistan in 5 of the six ICC T20 World Cups considering the fact that 2007 but skipped the 2009 marketing campaign in England, which Pakistan gained beneath Younis Khan at Lord’s.
Pakistan will be wanting to have the momentum of the ODI collection gain and make a winning get started in the 4-match sequence.
Pakistan XI: Mohammad Rizwan, B Azam, F Zaman, M Hafeez, H Ali, M Nawaz, F Ashraf, H Ali, S Afridi, U Qadir, H Rauf
South Africa XI: A Markram, J Malan, H Klaasen, P van Biljon, W Lubbe, G Linde, A Phehlukwayo, S Magala, B Hendricks, L Williams, T Shamsi