Misbah Ul Haq

  • Younis, Misbah unhappy with PCB's scheduling of national T20 meet 2 days ago

    Pakistan's head coach Waqar Younis and captain MisbahulHaq are not happy with the decision of the PCB to hold the National T20 Championship ahead of team's upcoming Test series against Australia. A source close to Waqar confirmed that he was not happy with the situation as he had told the board...
  • Pakistan can once again rule the world, says MisbahulHaq 6 days ago

    Captain MisbahulHaq 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 1 week ago

    Islamabad: Shahid Afridi will captain Pakistan in Twenty20s until 2016 while MisbahulHaq 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 twomatch Test series 20 and went down 21 in oneday internationals on last month's tour,...
  • MisbahulHaq accepts blame for poor form against Sri Lanka September 2, 2014

    Pakistan's captain, Misbahul 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 20 in the Tests and lost the three match ODI series 21 in August. Veteran Misbah has held Pakistan's frail batting order together...
  • Former Pakistan players want MisbahulHaq 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 MisbahulHaq as captain. While the attention of the entire nation is...
  • As it happened: Sri Lanka vs Pakistan, 2nd ODI August 26, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: Sri Lanka opted to bat. PLAYING XIs: Sri Lanka: Tillakaratne Dilshan, Upul Tharanga, Kumar Sangakkara (wk), Mahela Jayawardene, Angelo Mathews (c), Ashan Priyanjan, Thisara Perera, Seekkuge Prasanna, Nuwan Kulasekara, Rangana Herath, Lasith Malinga Pakistan: Sharjeel Khan, Ahmed Shehzad, Mohammad Hafeez, Umar Akmal...
  • Colombo washout shifts second Sri LankaPakistan ODI to Hambantota August 24, 2014

    The second oneday 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 daynight match on Wednesday with the third and...
  • As it happened: Sri Lanka vs Pakistan, 1st ODI August 23, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: Pakistan decided to bowl. PLAYING XIs: SRI LANKA: Tillakaratne Dilshan, Upul Tharanga, Kumar Sangakkara (wk), Mahela Jayawardene, Ashan Priyanjan, Dinesh Chandimal, Angelo Mathews (c), Thisara Perera, Nuwan Kulasekara, Rangana Herath, Lasith Malinga PAKISTAN: Mohammad Hafeez, Ahmed Shehzad, Younis Khan, Umar Akmal (wk),...
  • 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 MisbahulHaq 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...
  • MisbahulHaq safe despite Sri Lanka defeat, says board chief August 19, 2014

    Lahore: Pakistan's newly elected cricket chief on Tuesday backed captain Misbahul Haq despite a Test series defeat in Sri Lanka, calling it a setback not a disaster. A 105run defeat in the second Test on Monday consigned Pakistan to a 20 series loss, which brought them down from third to sixth...
  • As it happened: Sri Lanka vs Pakistan, 2nd Test, Day 3 August 16, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 2 roundup: Rangana Herath again put Pakistan in a spin with a fivewicket haul but halfcenturies from Sarfraz Ahmed and Ahmed Shehzad guided the tourists to 244 for six at the close of the second day of the second...
  • 2nd Test: Pakistan dig in despite Herath's fivewicket haul on Day 2 August 15, 2014

    Rangana Herath again put Pakistan in a spin with a fivewicket haul but halfcenturies 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 twoTest series 10, by...
  • As it happened: Sri Lanka vs Pakistan, 2nd Test, Day 2 August 15, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 1: Pakistan seam bowlers Junaid Khan and Wahab Riaz shared seven wickets as Pakistan came back strong on the opening day of the second Test on Thursday, holding Sri Lanka to 261 for 8 at stumps. Khan returned with best...
  • As it happened: Sri Lanka vs Pakistan, 2nd Test, Day 1 August 14, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Toss: Sri Lanka won the toss and opted to bat in Mahela Jayawardene's farewell Test. Teams: Sri Lanka: Upul Tharanga, Kaushal Silva, Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardene, Lahiru Thirimanne, Angelo Mathews(c), Niroshan Dickwella(w), Dilruwan Perera, Rangana Herath, Dhammika Prasad, Chanaka Welegedara Pakistan:...
  • 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 offspinner will be cleared, captain MisbahulHaq 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 20 series sweep. Captain Angelo Mathews said emotions were running high in the home team's dressing room before the match at Jayawardene's...
  • As it happened: Sri Lanka vs Pakistan, 1st Test, Day 3 August 8, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 2 Roundup: 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...
  • 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...
  • As it happened: Sri Lanka vs Pakistan, 1st Test, Day 2 August 7, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 1 Roundup: Pakistan, who elected to bat, were 261 for 4 at stumps on the opening day of the first Test against Sri Lanka in Galle on Wednesday. Younis Khan was unbeaten on 133, his 24th Test century, and Asad...
  • 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...
  • As it happened: Sri Lanka vs Pakistan, 1st Test, Day 1 August 6, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) 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. Pakistan, looking for their first series win since defeating England in the UAE...
  • Pakistan can cope with nemesis Rangana Herath August 5, 2014

    Pakistan captain MisbahulHaq is confident that his batsmen will be able to overcome the threat posed by Sri Lanka leftarm spinner Rangana Herath in the twoTest 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, MisbahulHaq, advising him to change his batting position in oneday internationals. "If Pakistan is to do well in the next World Cup and in the oneday 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 righthander, sixth in the alltime 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 oneday captain, MisbahulHaq has said his teammates will have to take the wickets of the stalwarts like Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara early if they want to win the upcoming twoTest series in Sri Lanka, commencing at Galle on August 6. Jayawardene, 37, has announced that he...
  • MisbahulHaq to remain Pakistan captain till 2015 World Cup July 28, 2014

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has decided to retain MisbahulHaq 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...
  • Misbahul Haq looks to spinners for Sri Lanka tour August 4, 2014

    Pakistan captain Misbahul 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 MisbahulHaq hopes his players will quickly find their Test match groove when they play the first match of a twogame series against Sri Lanka at Galle on August 6. Pakistan haven't played a Test since drawing the series 11 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 oneday captain MisbahulHaq 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...