Misbah Ul Haq

  • Misbah-ul-Haq to remain Pakistan captain till 2015 World Cup 22 hours 48 minutes ago

    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 3 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    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...
  • Pakistan: Former World Twenty20 champions hope to repeat 2009 March 12, 2014

    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 the...
  • Misbah says Pakistan boosted by Asia Cup showing March 10, 2014

    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 Ahmed Shehzad,...
  • Misbah blames bowlers for Asia Cup loss to Sri Lanka March 9, 2014

    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 you...
  • Sri Lanka beat Pakistan by five wickets to win the Asia Cup 2014 March 8, 2014

    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 with...
  • As it happened: Sri Lanka vs Pakistan, Asia Cup Final March 8, 2014

    (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 been...
  • Misbah not worried about injury setbacks ahead of final March 7, 2014

    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 allrounder...
  • Misbah-ul-Haq predicts Shahid Afridi will light up World T20 March 5, 2014

    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 Pak...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs Bangladesh, Asia Cup March 4, 2014

    (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 in their...
  • Sensible Afridi helped us beat India: Misbah March 3, 2014

    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 taken...
  • India vs Pakistan, Asia Cup: as it happened March 2, 2014

    (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 on...
  • Show time at Asia Cup as India meet Pakistan March 1, 2014

    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 the...
  • Misbah urges batsmen to buck up ahead of clash against India February 28, 2014

    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 a...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs Afghanistan, Asia Cup February 27, 2014

    (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 Ali Zadran, Asghar Stanikzai,...
  • As it happened: Sri Lanka vs Pakistan, Match 1, Asia Cup February 25, 2014

    (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 of...
  • India vs Pakistan: Virat Kohli calls it hype, Misbah a big challenge February 25, 2014

    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 have...
  • Drop war, play cricket: Pakistani minister to Taliban February 24, 2014

    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 Taliban have...