Pakistan all-rounder Muhammad Hafeez said earlier yesterday he was confident about his bowling action despite being reported during an Indian domestic league game in September.
The 34-year-old is likely to open the batting with Ahmed Shehzad in the first of two Tests against Australia starting in Dubai from Wednesday.
But in the absence of Pakistan’s spin wizard Saeed Ajmal, who was suspended for an illegal bowling action last month, Hafeez will be required to serve as a fifth bowler.
Hafeez said his bowling action worries were behind him.
“Nothing is on my mind over my bowling action,” Hafeez told reporters after his team’s practice.
“When I was warned over my action [in India] I bowled in the next game and there were no problems and I have also reviewed my action in the national academy in Lahore with Saqlain Mushtaq and as per the rules its cleared.”
Saqlain, a former Pakistan spinner, is currently working on improving Ajmal’s action.