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T20 captain Hafeez is for more Tests

Karachi: Pakistan’s Twenty20 captain Mohammed 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, 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. Then we played three Tests in Sri Lanka in June-July. Now, we are going to play the world’s No.1 Test side (South Africa) after a gap of six months. This is tough on the players,” he said.

“We need to play more Tests because I believe players can only develop in this format, and not through T20 cricket. ” Hafeez said. (PTI)