Misbah Ul Haq

  • Pakistan can once again rule the world, says Misbah-ul-Haq 3 days ago

    Captain Misbah-ul-Haq says Pakistan can "once again rule the world" by winning the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand next year. The return of the tournament Down Under was a good omen for Pakistan, as that was where they won their only World Cup in 1992, when Imran Khan's...
  • Shahid Afridi named Pakistan's T20 captain, Misbah retained as ODI skipper 5 days ago

    Islamabad: Shahid Afridi will captain Pakistan in Twenty20s until 2016 while Misbah-ul-Haq will remain the skipper for the World Cup next year, the Pakistan Cricket Board announced on Tuesday. Afridi replaced Mohammad Hafeez, who stepped down after Pakistan's unimpressive performance at the World Twenty20 in Bangladesh this year. Afridi has led Pakistan...
  • Harsh decisions need to be taken before World Cup: Moin Khan September 4, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's chief of selectors and manager Moin Khan on Thursday called for bold steps to lift the team's performance ahead of next year's World Cup following a disastrous tour of Sri Lanka. Pakistan lost the two-match Test series 2-0 and went down 2-1 in one-day internationals on last month's tour,...
  • Misbah-ul-Haq accepts blame for poor form against Sri Lanka September 2, 2014

    Pakistan's captain, Misbah-ul Haq, on Tuesday admitted that his failure with the bat was a "big factor" in his team's disastrous tour of Sri Lanka. Pakistan were beaten 2-0 in the Tests and lost the three match ODI series 2-1 in August. Veteran Misbah has held Pakistan's frail batting order together...
  • Former Pakistan players want Misbah-ul-Haq removed as captain September 1, 2014

    Karachi: Even though the political climate in Pakistan is heated up and uncertainty prevails but that has not prevented former players from wading into the national team for its poor performances in Sri Lanka and for renewed calls to remove Misbah-ul-Haq as captain. While the attention of the entire nation is...
  • Colombo wash-out shifts second Sri Lanka-Pakistan ODI to Hambantota August 24, 2014

    The second one-day international between Sri Lanka and Pakistan has been advanced by a day to Tuesday and will be held at Hambantota due to heavy rain in Colombo, the Sri Lanka cricket board (SLC) said. Colombo's Premadasa Stadium was to host the day-night match on Wednesday with the third and...
  • Unfair to compare MS Dhoni and Misbah, says Shoaib Malik August 23, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's former captain Shoaib Malik has said that it was absolutely unfair to make any comparisons between the captaincy of Misbah-ul-Haq and Mahendra Singh Dhoni. The seasoned batsman was asked what he thought about the pressure being exerted by critics and some former players to replace Misbah in Pakistan and...
  • Misbah-ul-Haq safe despite Sri Lanka defeat, says board chief August 19, 2014

    Lahore: Pakistan's newly elected cricket chief on Tuesday backed captain Misbah-ul Haq despite a Test series defeat in Sri Lanka, calling it a setback not a disaster. A 105-run defeat in the second Test on Monday consigned Pakistan to a 2-0 series loss, which brought them down from third to sixth...
  • 2nd Test: Pakistan dig in despite Herath's five-wicket haul on Day 2 August 15, 2014

    Rangana Herath again put Pakistan in a spin with a five-wicket haul but half-centuries from Sarfraz Ahmed and Ahmed Shehzad guided the tourists to 244 for six at the close of the second day of the second Test on Friday. Pakistan trail Sri Lanka, who lead the two-Test series 1-0, by...
  • Captain Misbah backs Ajmal to come clean on suspect action August 13, 2014

    Pakistan are not worried about Saeed Ajmal's reporting for a suspect bowling action and are confident that the ace off-spinner will be cleared, captain Misbah-ul-Haq said. Match officials reported Ajmal to the International Cricket Council (ICC) for a suspect bowling action following the first Test defeat by Sri Lanka in Galle...
  • 2nd Test: Emotional Sri Lanka eye winning farewell for Jayawardene August 13, 2014

    Sri Lanka are determined to send former captain Mahela Jayawardene into retirement with a victory in the second and final Test starting Thursday against a fragile Pakistan and a 2-0 series sweep. Captain Angelo Mathews said emotions were running high in the home team's dressing room before the match at Jayawardene's...
  • 1st Test: Silva, Sangakkara carry Sri Lanka after Pakistan's 451 August 7, 2014

    Galle: Sri Lanka's Kaushal Silva and Kumar Sangakkara survived Pakistan's spin Test and carried the home team to 99 for 1 in response to the visitors' healthy 451 on the second day of the first Test on Thursday. Silva was batting on 38 while Sangakkara, who could have been out lbw...
  • 1st Test: Younis, Shafiq lift Pakistan to 261/4 at stumps August 6, 2014

    Galle: Younis Khan hit an eventful century and lifted Pakistan to a respectable 261/4 on day 1 of the first test against Sri Lanka on Wednesday. Khan showed no signs of rustiness after Pakistan playing a test match for over six months and made a splendid 133 off 228 balls with...
  • Pakistan can cope with nemesis Rangana Herath August 5, 2014

    Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq is confident that his batsmen will be able to overcome the threat posed by Sri Lanka left-arm spinner Rangana Herath in the two-Test series starting on Wednesday. Herath has often proved to be a thorn in Pakistan's side having taken 65 of his 237 Test wickets against them...
  • Misbah's batting style not helping Pakistan in ODIs: Mohammad Yousuf August 5, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's senior batsman, Mohammad Yousuf has once again lashed out at the national team's Test and ODI captain, Misbah-ul-Haq, advising him to change his batting position in one-day internationals. "If Pakistan is to do well in the next World Cup and in the one-day internationals, Misbah has to change his...
  • 1st Test: Sri Lanka, Pakistan gear up for Mahela Jayawardene finale August 5, 2014

    Galle: Hosts Sri Lanka hope to give retiring former captain Mahela Jayawardene a winning farewell when they take on Pakistan for a sixth Test series in as many years from Wednesday. The elegant right-hander, sixth in the all-time scorers' list with 11,671 runs in 147 Tests since his debut in 1997,...
  • Will look for early wickets of Jayawardene, Sangakkara: Misbah August 2, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's Test and one-day captain, Misbah-ul-Haq has said his team-mates will have to take the wickets of the stalwarts like Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara early if they want to win the upcoming two-Test series in Sri Lanka, commencing at Galle on August 6. Jayawardene, 37, has announced that he...
  • Misbah-ul-Haq to remain Pakistan captain till 2015 World Cup July 28, 2014

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has decided to retain Misbah-ul-Haq as Test and ODI captain until the next World Cup in 2015 in order to crush apparent unrest in the national team over the captaincy issue. Outgoing chairman of the board, Najam Sethi, said on Geo TV that there was...
  • Misbah-ul Haq looks to spinners for Sri Lanka tour August 4, 2014

    Pakistan captain Misbah-ul Haq said on Friday spin would be a key factor in his side's upcoming tour of Sri Lanka as he looked to Saeed Ajmal and Abdur Rehman to beat the islanders. The last time the two teams met was in January at the neutral venue of Dubai with...
  • Misbah hopes Pakistan players quickly find Test groove August 4, 2014

    Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq hopes his players will quickly find their Test match groove when they play the first match of a two-game series against Sri Lanka at Galle on August 6. Pakistan haven't played a Test since drawing the series 1-1 against Sri Lanka in January at Sharjah, where it sensationally...
  • Misbah should lead Pakistan till World Cup 2015: Zaheer Abbas July 4, 2014

    Karachi: After facing criticism from many quarters, Pakistan Test and one-day captain Misbah-ul-Haq is now getting some support as well with former skipper Zaheer Abbas backing him to lead the side till the 2015 World Cup. "Give me on valid reason why Misbah is not fit to lead the team till...
  • Misbah-ul-Haq not losing sleep over captaincy future June 4, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's long-serving Test and one-day skipper Misbah-ul-Haq is not worried about his future as the national captain and said this is a matter best left in the hands of the cricket board. "Captaincy is an issue which is in the hands of the board and it is their decision," he...
  • Misbah does not deserve a place in Pakistan side: Yousuf May 8, 2014

    Karachi: Former Pakistan captain Mohammad Yousuf on Thursday continued his tirade against current captain Misbah-ul-Haq claiming that he didn't deserve a place in the one-day squad. Asked what would be captain, Misbah's position in the team, Yousuf said he will not say anything as he just wanted to prolong his career. "I...
  • Misbah will captain Pakistan in World Cup: PCB April 30, 2014

    Karachi: Putting his weight behind Misbah-ul-Haq, Pakistan Cricket Board chief Najam Sethi has said that the senior batsman will lead the national team in the 2015 World Cup even as newly-elected chief selector Moin Khan has indicated a change in captaincy. Moin said in a press conference here on Tuesday that...
  • Moin Khan says discussion held on captaincy issue April 29, 2014

    Karachi: The captaincy issue of Pakistan cricket team was on Tuesday re-ignited with chief selector and national team manager Moin Khan conceding for the first time that discussions were held whether to change the skipper or not. Moin, however, made it clear that until now no decision has been taken on...
  • Misbah most likely to retain captaincy till 2015 World Cup April 12, 2014

    Karachi: Misbah-ul-Haq does not seem to be in danger of losing the captaincy of the national One-day team before the World Cup 2015 despite speculations about experienced allrounder, Shahid Afridi being a strong contender for this job. The sources in the Pakistan Cricket Board told PTI that all rumours pertaining to...
  • Misbah will continue as Pakistan captain, says PCB chief March 24, 2014

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board put paid to all speculations about Misbah-ul-Haq being replaced as captain of the one-day side when its Chairman, Najam Sethi made it clear that the senior batsman would remain at the helm because of his impressive record. "Misbah has the better record compared to others so...
  • World T20: Pakistan favourites against batting-heavy India March 21, 2014

    Fans have short memory when the context is India vs Pakistan. The sky may have lit up on the Indian side of the border in all three previous World Twenty20 meetings so far between the two nations, but fresh in the memory will be who inflicted the last wound. An...
  • Golden oldies can still blaze trail in T20s, says Misbah March 20, 2014

    Teams have realised the importance of experience in Twenty20 cricket and aging players are no longer considered misfits in the rip-roaring format, according to Pakistan's test and one-day international captain Misbah-ul-Haq. The 39-year-old, who has been Pakistan's leading run-scorer in tests and ODIs since the start of last year, was ditched...
  • Dhoni's return augurs well for India: Misbah-ul-Haq March 20, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's Test and ODI captain Misbah-ul-Haq has warned his team-mates to be wary of traditional rivals India, who he feels will be a different side after the return of Mahendra Singh Dhoni. "Dhoni is a big stabilising force for India and his return means that Pakistan will have to work...