Babar Hayat has been appointed captain of the Hong Kong cricket team for their upcoming tour of the United Kingdom. Hayat takes over from Tanwir Afzal, who decided to step down to focus on his game.
“I am honoured and extremely proud to be named captain of Hong Kong,” Hayat said. “I must thank Tanwir for his efforts – the team has come a long way since he took over the captaincy and I’m sure I’ll be using his experience on the field. We have some exciting new faces for the upcoming tour, which will be a test in Ireland and Scotland’s home conditions.”said Hayat.
Hayat, 24, made his international debut in March, 2014, in a World T20 game against Nepal, and has since played 20 T20Is in which he has scored 466 runs at 29.12 with one century. In seven ODIs, he has scored 184 runs at 26.28. In first-class cricket, he averages over 50.
Hong Kong Squad: Babar Hayat (capt), Aizaz Khan, Tanwir Afzal, Nadeem Ahmed, Tanveer Ahmed, Chris Carter, Ehsan Khan, Nizakat Khan, Waqas Khan, Adil Mehmood, Ehsan Nawaz, Anshuman Rath, Ninad Shah, Shahid Wasif
For more news updates Follow and Like us on Facebook