Mohammad Hafeez urges PCB to organise more Test matches

Hafeez also heaped praise on Pakistan's Test captain, Misbah-ul-Haq for the team's consistent show in this format in the last two years despite some tough situations. Insisting that the players deserved credit for adjusting well to all formats of the game, Hafeez said, "The good thing is our players have been playing international cricket and lot of four-day domestic cricket.

updated: January 14, 2013 20:03 IST
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Karachi: Pakistan's Twenty20 captain Mohammad Hafeez has urged the PCB to organise more Test matches for the national team as he feels that the players can sharpen their cricketing skills only by playing the longest format of the game.

Speaking to the media ahead of Pakistan's tour to South Africa at the national stadium on Monday, Hafeez said it was unfortunate that in the last few years, the team had played very few Test matches compared to other countries.

"Last year we played three Test matches against England in January. Than we played three Tests in Sri Lanka in June-July. Now we are going to play the world's number one Test side (South Africa) after a gap of six months. This is tough on the players," he said.

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