How well Mohammad Hafeez replaced AB de Villiers in Middlesex?

How well Mohammad Hafeez replaced AB de Villiers in Middlesex?
Mohammad Hafeez replaced AB de Villiers in Vitality T20 Blast for five games.

The star all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez replaced veteran batsman AB de Villiers in Middlesex for five matches.

AB de Villiers was in sublime form for Middlesex when he left Vitality T20 Blast for several games. He scored 253 runs averaging 84.33 with a tremendous strike rate of 191.66 in five games.

It is truly difficult for any player to fill in boots of a batting marvel like AB de Villiers.

Mohammad Hafeez started his stint for Middlesex on August 22 against Hampshire. Hafeez got an opportunity with the bat at number 5. The professor was playing a reasonable knock with strike rate exceeding 100 until he was clean bowled by Mark Wood on 34 runs.

How well Mohammad Hafeez replaced AB de Villiers in Middlesex?
Mohammad Hafeez plays the shot in off-side direction. (Middlesex)

Hafeez continued his brilliant form against left-handers in England’s premier T20 competition. Rilee Rossouw was dismissed on 4 in the second over of the off-spinner. He ended with bowling figures of 4-0-22-1 against Hampshire.

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The Pakistani all-rounder played second of his five games against Sussex on August 24. Hafeez was promoted up to the number four position which proved to be quite beneficial for Middlesex. He played a healthy knock of 48 runs off 37 balls and in addition, built a fine partnership of 77 runs with English limited overs captain Eoin Morgan.

Mohammad Hafeez did not have a remarkable time with the ball against Sussex. He conceded 32 runs in four overs without getting any wicket.

Since Mohammad Hafeez joined Middlesex, the County team failed to win any game in Vitality T20 Blast. Middlesex will play its next match against Hampshire at Southampton on August 29.

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