Misbah Ul Haq

  • Misbah should lead Pakistan till World Cup 2015: Zaheer Abbas 04-07-2014 07:55 PM

    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...
  • Misbah-ul-Haq not losing sleep over captaincy future 04-06-2014 03:56 PM

    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,"...
  • Misbah does not deserve a place in Pakistan side: Yousuf 08-05-2014 10:26 PM

    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...
  • Misbah will captain Pakistan in World Cup: PCB 30-04-2014 09:55 AM

    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...
  • Moin Khan says discussion held on captaincy issue 29-04-2014 08:29 PM

    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...
  • Misbah most likely to retain captaincy till 2015 World Cup 12-04-2014 10:50 AM

    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...
  • Misbah will continue as Pakistan captain, says PCB chief 24-03-2014 09:55 AM

    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...
  • World T20: Pakistan favourites against batting-heavy India 20-03-2014 07:01 PM

    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 20-03-2014 04:47 PM

    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...
  • Dhoni's return augurs well for India: Misbah-ul-Haq 20-03-2014 02:53 PM

    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...
  • Pakistan: Former World Twenty20 champions hope to repeat 2009 12-03-2014 03:15 PM

    Pakistan, who lost the Asia Cup final to Sri Lanka, could turn out to be the dark horses in this edition of the ICC World Twenty20. Pakistan have been one of the more consistent teams in the shortest format of the game - with their winning percentage of 63.46 at...
  • Misbah says Pakistan boosted by Asia Cup showing 10-03-2014 01:30 PM

    Islamabad: Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq says his team's performance in the Asia Cup had raised his hopes for the team in the World Twenty20. The team pulled off stunning run chases against India and Bangladesh, but lost the lopsided final to Sri Lanka. Misbah said the run-scoring by the likes of...
  • Misbah blames bowlers for Asia Cup loss to Sri Lanka 09-03-2014 11:07 AM

    Mirpur: Pakistan skipper Misbah-ul-Haq blamed his bowlers for the team losing the Asia Cup crown to Sri Lanka, stating that they failed to create pressure on the opposition. "We need early wickets in such matches but we could not get them. Saeed (Ajmal) gave us good breakthroughs. In bowling also...
  • Sri Lanka beat Pakistan by five wickets to win the Asia Cup 2014 08-03-2014 09:35 PM

    Mirpur: Sri Lanka on Saturday regained the Asia Cup trophy with a comfortable five-wicket victory over defending champions Pakistan, riding on Lasith Malinga's five-wicket haul and opener Lahiru Thirimanne's fluent century. Sri Lanka were clinical as they restricted Pakistan to a modest 260 for five and then overhauled the target...
  • As it happened: Sri Lanka vs Pakistan, Asia Cup Final 08-03-2014 12:30 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Toss: Pakistan skipper Misbah-ul-Haq won the toss and opted to bat first against Sri Lanka in the Asia Cup final. Team News: Pakistan have made two changes with Sharjeel Khan and Junaid Khan coming in, while Ajantha Mendis has...
  • Misbah not worried about injury setbacks ahead of final 07-03-2014 03:13 PM

    Mirpur: Injury setbacks are threatening to hamper defending champion Pakistan's chances but skipper Misbah-ul Haq on Friday said his team's morale is so high that last-minute changes would not make much of a difference to it in the Asia Cup summit clash against Sri Lanka here on Friday. In-form senior...
  • Misbah-ul-Haq predicts Shahid Afridi will light up World T20 04-03-2014 11:58 PM

    Mirpur: With the World Twenty20 beginning here in less than a fortnight's time, explosive allrounder Shahid Afridi's ominous form augurs well for the Pakistan side, skipper Misbah-ul-Haq said on Tuesday. "The biggest plus has been Afridi. Not only in the Asia Cup but with Worldy T20 coming it's good for...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs Bangladesh, Asia Cup 04-03-2014 12:51 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Toss: Bangladesh have won the toss and opted to bat. Buoyed by their last-over win over arch-foes India, a rejuvenated Pakistan will look to seal a berth in the title clash as they lock horns with beleaguered hosts Bangladesh...
  • Sensible Afridi helped us beat India: Misbah 03-03-2014 10:49 AM

    Mirpur: Smiling ear to ear after upstaging arch-rivals India in the Asia Cup, Pakistan skipper Misbah-ul-Haq lavished praise on Shahid Afridi for his "sensible" cameo, saying that the flamboyant all-rounder single-handedly clinched a game which had gone out the team's grasp. "I am very happy about Shahid Afridi, who has...
  • India vs Pakistan, Asia Cup: as it happened 02-03-2014 12:25 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) The Asia Cup is more about that elusive chance to witness one of the greatest sporting rivalries unfold on a cricket field. In that light, it won't be wrong to say that the tournament's show-stopper will make its entry...
  • Show time at Asia Cup as India meet Pakistan 01-03-2014 03:13 PM

    The Asia Cup is more about that elusive chance to witness one of the greatest sporting rivalries unfold on a cricket field. In that light, it won't be wrong to say that the tournament's show-stopper will make its entry on Sunday in the form of India vs Pakistan clash. It's...
  • Misbah urges batsmen to buck up ahead of clash against India 28-02-2014 10:09 AM

    Fatullah: Gearing up for the marquee clash against India, Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq wants his batsmen to learn quickly from the mistakes they made against minnows Afghanistan in their Asia Cup preliminary clash here. Pakistan won the match by 72 runs but some of their batting frailties were laid bare by...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs Afghanistan, Asia Cup 27-02-2014 12:40 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Toss: Afghanistan opt to bowl first against Pakistan. Teams News: Pakistan have made one change to the playing eleven that lost to Sri Lanka. Bilawal Bhatti is not playing and Anwar Ali comes in. Teams: Afghanistan: Mohammad Shahzad(w), Noor...
  • As it happened: Sri Lanka vs Pakistan, Match 1, Asia Cup 25-02-2014 12:44 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) TEAM NEWS: Chaturanga de Silva makes his ODI debut for SL, who will be without Dilshan and Kulaseakara in the tournament opener against the defending champions. Pakistan playing the same side that faced Sri Lanka in the last ODI...
  • India vs Pakistan: Virat Kohli calls it hype, Misbah a big challenge 25-02-2014 11:30 AM

    The fight for regional supremacy in the Asia Cup is always built around the marquee clash between traditional rivals India and Pakistan, and the 12th edition of the tournament is not going to be any different with fans around the world circling March 2 on their calendars. India and Pakistan...
  • Drop war, play cricket: Pakistani minister to Taliban 24-02-2014 08:30 PM

    Pakistan Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Monday invited the Pakistani Taliban to play cricket, adding members of the militant group were avid viewers of cricket matches. Khan told reporters while attending an event that the approach of militants playing cricket would bear positive results, reported Dawn online. The...
  • Pakistan, Sri Lanka aim for win in Asia Cup opener 24-02-2014 04:15 PM

    Pakistan and Sri Lanka will cross swords once again when they take on each other in the opening encounter of Asia Cup 2014 on Tuesday. The two teams had recently played a five- match ODI series in UAE, which Pakistan won. As far as the Sri Lankan camp is concerned,...
  • India will miss MS Dhoni's experience in Asia Cup: Misbah 21-02-2014 07:08 PM

    Lahore: Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq said that India will miss the experience of Mahendra Singh Dhoni in the upcoming Asia Cup, but insisted his side will not be taking the World Champions lightly as they remain a strong unit without their regular skipper. "They will miss his experience and captaincy but...
  • Misbah urges players to show improvement ahead of Asia Cup 04-02-2014 11:15 AM

    Karachi: Pakistan's One-day and Test captain Misbah-ul-Haq has asked his players to show more improvement in order to successfully defend their title in the forthcoming Asia Cup in Bangladesh. Misbah told reporters in Lahore that with India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Afghanistan among the participating nations, the Asia Cup would...
  • Misbah wants Pakistan to challenge Australia 22-01-2014 07:55 AM

    Sharjah: Pakistan captain Misbah-ul Haq on Tuesday urged his team to challenge the Ashes-winning Australia when they play them in their next Test series in the United Arab Emirates in October. Pakistan achieved their fastest run chase of 302 to beat Sri Lanka in the third and final Test in...