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De Villiers to Lead Lahore Qalandars after Hafeez Suffers Hand Injury

Cricketnext Staff |February 18, 2019, 11:14 AM IST
De Villiers to Lead Lahore Qalandars after Hafeez Suffers Hand Injury

Mohammad Hafeez could undergo surgery on his right thumb after sustaining an injury during the Pakistan Super League game between Lahore Qalandars and Karachi Kings on Saturday (February 16), putting in doubt his participation in the remainder of the tournament and potentially the World Cup.

Hafeez, who leads the Qalandars, was hit on the finger when he attempted a return catch off Colin Ingram. The off-spinner walked off the field immediately and was taken to hospital for scans following which he was advised rest for a few days.

“Hafeez won’t be playing today (against Peshawar Zalmi).” Qalandars manager Sameen Rana said.

“A timeline on his return will be known after further discussions with experts but we are hopeful that he will be back with us in later part of the tournament.”

AB de Villiers will lead Qalandars in Hafeez's absence.

Cricket World Cup Points Table

Pos Team P W L T/NR PTS NRR
1
IND
9 7 1 1 15 +0.80
2
AUS
9 7 2 0 14 +0.86
3
ENG
9 6 3 0 12 +1.15
4
NZ
9 5 3 1 11 +0.17
5
PAK
9 5 3 1 11 -0.43
6
SL
9 3 4 2 8 -0.91
7
SA
9 3 5 1 7 -0.03
8
BAN
9 3 5 1 7 -0.41
9
WI
9 2 6 1 5 -0.22
10
AFG
9 0 9 0 0 -1.32

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6420 123
2 India 6807 122
3 New Zealand 4763 113
4 Australia 5470 112
5 South Africa 5193 110
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
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