Abu Dhabi: Pakistan all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez is confident that his remodelled bowling action is within the allotted parameters and he would be able to clear the upcoming assessment at the ICC accredited laboratory.
“I have been bowling with the same remodelled action ever since the comeback 10 months ago”, Hafeez told media here on Thursday.
Hafeez, was reported for suspect bowling action during the recently concluded ODI series between Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
The assessment of his bowling action, at the ICC accredited laboratory in Loughborough, is likely on November 1st.
On his bowling action, Hafeez further said while delivering the ball, he tries to utilise the allotted elbow-extension limit of 15 degrees. “The bend, in my elbow, will always remain because I keep the 15-degree leverage in mind while bowling”, Hafeez explained
Mohammad Hafeez hoped he will clear the test and resume bowling, without which, he said, he feels incomplete.
“I still feel there is no issue and I am personally very confident about the (bowling action) test”, Hafeez concluded
Mohammad Hafeez’s bowling action was reported for the first time in 2014. Later, after getting questioned for the second time in 2015, he, as per rules, was barred from undergoing the ICC-accredited assessment for 12 months.
During this bowling-break, Hafeez remodelled his bowling action and resumed bowling in international cricket, after clearing the test, some 10 months ago.