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Azhar Ali declared fit for Sydney ODI, will replace Mohammad Hafeez as Pakistan captain

Azhar Ali declared fit for Sydney ODI, will replace Mohammad Hafeez as Pakistan captain

All-rounder Mohammad Hafeez was the stand-in skipper for the side in Azhar`s absence.

Cricket Score: Aus vs Pak 2016, 3rd ODI – Smith, Handscomb put Aussies in driver's seat with century stand for third wicket

Cricket Score: Aus vs Pak 2016, 3rd ODI – Smith, Handscomb put Aussies in driver's seat with century stand for third wicket

Live cricket score and live updates from the third ODI match between Australia and Pakistan being played at Western Australia Cricket Association Ground. The series is evenly poised after Pakistan fought back hard in the second ODI to level series 1-1.

Pakistan end drought in Australia: Win 2nd ODI by six wickets to register first win in 12 years, level 5-match series 1-1

Pakistan end drought in Australia: Win 2nd ODI by six wickets to register first win in 12 years, level 5-match series 1-1

Left-arm fast bowlers Mohammad Amir took 3-47 and Junaid Khan made a comeback to international cricket with an opening burst of two wickets to dismiss Australia for 220 in 48.2 overs.

Australia vs Pakistan, 2nd ODI: As it happened...

Australia vs Pakistan, 2nd ODI: As it happened...

Mohammed Hafeez was the top scorer for Pakistan with 72 runs.

Pakistan recall Mohd. Irfan, Umar Akmal for ODI's against Australia; axe Yasir shah, Mohd. Hafeez

Pakistan recall Mohd. Irfan, Umar Akmal for ODI's against Australia; axe Yasir shah, Mohd. Hafeez

Hafeez, 35, has also been out of favour with the selectors since returning from England midway through the ODI series in August due to a fitness issue.

ICC clears Mohammad Hafeez's bowling action, could be included in squad for Australia

ICC clears Mohammad Hafeez's bowling action, could be included in squad for Australia

The ICC in its release also made it clear that the umpires are still at liberty to report Hafeez if they believe he is displaying a suspect action.

Mohammad Hafeez hopeful of clearing bowling action test after appearing for assessment

Mohammad Hafeez hopeful of clearing bowling action test after appearing for assessment

Hafeez, who appeared in 50 Tests, 177 ODIs and 77 T20s for Pakistan, has been facing problems with his bowling action since 2014.

Pakistan's all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez to appear for bowling assessment test on November 17

Pakistan's all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez to appear for bowling assessment test on November 17

Although his ban on bowling expired in July while he was touring England with the Pakistan team, a knee injury has delayed his assessment test.

Mohammad Hafeez denies he failed bowling assessment test at a PCB lab

Mohammad Hafeez denies he failed bowling assessment test at a PCB lab

Hafeez was not picked in the Pakistan squad for the two Test matches in New Zealand after reports said that he had not cleared the bowling assessment test carried out at the LUMs laboratory.

NZ vs PAK: Visitors announces 16-man squad, ignores Mohammad Hafeez; Misbah-ul-Haq to lead for Tests

NZ vs PAK: Visitors announces 16-man squad, ignores Mohammad Hafeez; Misbah-ul-Haq to lead for Tests

Misbah-ul-Haq will lead the Test team on the short tour, with the players flying from Dubai on November 4

Mohammad Hafeez's bowling action test report yet to come, says  PCB

Mohammad Hafeez's bowling action test report yet to come, says PCB

Hafeez was banned from bowling in international cricket in July 2015 for 12 months after his action was found to be illegal.

Pakistan vs West Indies: `Unfit` Mohammad Hafeez ruled out of ODI series

Pakistan vs West Indies: `Unfit` Mohammad Hafeez ruled out of ODI series

Pakistan is slated to play three-match ODI series against West Indies, starting from September 30 in Sharjah.

England vs Pakistan, 1st ODI: Pak Innings — As it happened...

England vs Pakistan, 1st ODI: Pak Innings — As it happened...

Welcome to our live coverage of the first of the five One-Day International matches, being played at the Rose Bowl, Southampton.

England vs Pakistan Score: 4th Test, Day 1 - Kennington Oval, London – As it happened..

England vs Pakistan Score: 4th Test, Day 1 - Kennington Oval, London – As it happened..

 Pakistan handed a Test cap to Iftikar Ahmed, who replaced Mohammad Hafeez while Wahab Riaz came in for Rahat Ali.

There is lot of negative propaganda about me in media: Mohammad Hafeez

There is lot of negative propaganda about me in media: Mohammad Hafeez

The experienced opener said that he had got good starts in the two Tests but failed to carry on for a big innings.

Veteran batsman Mohammad Hafeez highest earning Pakistani cricketer: PCB

Veteran batsman Mohammad Hafeez highest earning Pakistani cricketer: PCB

Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq earned a total of 24 million in 2015-16.

Pakistan spinner Mohammad Hafeez to undergo retest on modified bowling action

Pakistan spinner Mohammad Hafeez to undergo retest on modified bowling action

The bowling ban imposed on the 35-year-old expired earlier this month.

Mohammad Hafeez's still out with knee injury

Mohammad Hafeez's still out with knee injury

Senior Pakistan batsman Mohammad Hafeez could miss the Test series in England in July-August as the condition of his nagging knee injury has not improved due to lack of proper treatment, according to sources.

PCB to send Mohammad Hafeez to England for knee-injury treatment

PCB to send Mohammad Hafeez to England for knee-injury treatment

Inzamam-ul-Haq and the national team captain, Misbah-ul-Haq were both concerned with the fitness of Hafeez and had suggested to the board that if required he should be sent abroad for treatment.

Shahid Afridi goes 'boom-boom' at Eden Gardens ahead of much-awaited ICC World T20 match against India

Shahid Afridi goes 'boom-boom' at Eden Gardens ahead of much-awaited ICC World T20 match against India

Afridi's 19-ball 49 provided Pakistan the much-needed flourish in the death overs, as a result of which they posted 200 runs on board and won the match by 55 runs.