MISBAH UL HAQ

  • As it happened: New Zealand vs Pakistan, 1st ODI 19 hours 19 minutes ago

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Toss: New Zealand won the toss and opted to field against Pakistan in the first ODI. Teams: Pakistan (Playing XI): Mohammad Hafeez, Ahmed Shehzad, Younis Khan, Misbah-ul-Haq(c), Umar Akmal, Haris Sohail, Sarfraz Ahmed(w), Shahid Afridi, Bilawal Bhatti, Ehsan Adil, Mohammad Irfan New Zealand...
  • Pakistan suffer back-to-back losses to start NZ tour 4 days ago

    Christchurch: Despite Misbah-ul-Haq and Umar Akmal showing some batting form ahead of next month's World Cup, Pakistan suffered back-to-back losses to a President's XI at the start of their New Zealand tour. Misbah scored 107 and Akmal 68 as Pakistan lost Monday's match by six wickets at the Bert Sutcliffe Oval....
  • Pakistan hope to lurch from disaster to World Cup triumph 4 days ago

    Karachi: If there is one team among the top eight at the World Cup which could either crash out embarrassingly in the first round or romp to the title, it's Pakistan. The talented yet unpredictable side are haunted by injuries to their fast bowlers, the suspension of match-winning spinner Saeed Ajmal...
  • 'PCB working with players to resolve contract row' 5 days ago

    Karachi: A senior official of Pakistan's national cricket board (PCB) on Monday said they were working with players to resolve a potentially unsettling contract row a month ahead of the World Cup. "It is no big deal the players want certain clarifications and have some reservations but our representative in New...
  • Shahid Afridi should continue playing ODIs after WC: Rashid Latif 6 days ago

    Former captain Rashid Latif has sparked off a new controversy in Pakistan cricket by suggesting that flamboyant all-rounder Shahid Afridi must not retire from one-day internationals after the World Cup. "I don't think this is the right time to retire for Shahid. Misbah has already announced he will retire after the...
  • Misbah-ul-Haq needs help from seniors in World Cup: Shoaib Malik 6 days ago

    Karachi: Pakistan discard Shoaib Malik says Misbah ul Haq was not an aggressive captain and he would need help from a few senior players if the national team was to do well in the upcoming World Cup. The 32-year old who has not been selected to play an ODI since mid-2013...
  • Can Pakistan break the India jinx at World Cup 2015? 1 week ago

    March 4, 1992, Sydney: India beat Pakistan by 43 runs March 9, 1996, Bangalore: India beat Pakistan by 39 runs June 8, 1999, Manchester: India beat Pakistan by 47 runs March 1, 2003, Centurion: India beat Pakistan by 6 wickets March 30, 2011, Chandigarh: India beat Pakistan by 29 runs It's anybody's guess what...
  • Pakistan cricketers change shirt numbers to do well in World Cup January 21, 2015

    Karachi: Eager to do well in the upcoming cricket World Cup, some members of the Pakistan squad have asked for particular shirt numbers after consulting their spiritual advisors. Middle-order batsman Umar Akmal, who was recently blessed with a baby girl, has on the advice of his 'Pir' has opted for number...
  • Pakistan will beat India in World Cup, says Misbah-ul-Haq January 20, 2015

    Karachi: Looking to rewrite history by beating arch-rivals in the upcoming World Cup, Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq has promised the fans that the national team would play its best cricket in the 50-over showpiece event and make them proud. India and Pakistan open their respective campaigns against each other on February 15...
  • Selection committee can appoint Misbah replacement: PCB January 19, 2015

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has given authority to the tour selection committee on the coming tour to New Zealand and for the World Cup to appoint a replacement captain if Misbah-ul-Haq's hamstring injury prevents him from playing. A senior board official confirmed to PTI that if Misbah is unable...
  • We want to win World Cup for Peshawar school kids: Misbah-ul-Haq January 17, 2015

    Karachi: The Pakistan World Cup squad on Saturday interacted with the surviving children of the Army Public School carnage in Peshawar and also with their parents who were affected by the terrorist attacks on December 16. Soon after moving scenes were seen as the players shook hands with the injured children...
  • Younis Khan has no plans to quit after the World Cup January 15, 2015

    Islamabad: Younis Khan has no plans to quit limited-overs cricket after the World Cup and says as long as he stays fit he wants to represent Pakistan in both one-day internationals and Test matches. Khan is one of Pakistan's fittest players and says, "whenever I feel my body is not allowing...
  • Retirement decision motivates Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq January 13, 2015

    Islamabad: Captain Misbah-ul-Haq says his decision to retire from limited-overs cricket after the World Cup next month has given him extra motivation to capture the trophy Pakistan last won 23 years ago. The 40-year-old Misbah informed Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Shaharyar Khan this month that he will quit one-day internationals after...
  • Misbah-ul-Haq to retire from ODIs after ICC World Cup 2015 January 11, 2015

    Karachi: Pakistan's Test and ODI captain Misbah-ul-Haq has formally informed the PCB that he will stop playing the 50-over format after the 2015 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. A top official of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) told PTI without wanting to be named that Misbah had conveyed to...
  • World Cup squads: Shoaib Malik, Kamran Akmal ignored by Pakistan January 7, 2015

    Karachi: Senior players Shoaib Malik and Kamran Akmal were ignored while fast bowler Sohail Khan made a comeback after nearly three years in wilderness in Pakistan's 15-member squad for the ODI World Cup in Australia and New Zealand starting on February 14. The six member selection committee, after intense deliberations with...
  • PCB says Misbah-ul-Haq needs more time for full fitness December 27, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan Cricket Board on Saturday said that Test and ODI captain Misbah-ul-Haq has made improvement on his hamstring injury but still required more time to be 100 per cent fit. In a statement on the fitness status of Misbah, left-arm pacer Junaid Khan, batsman Sohaib Maqsood and all-rounder Ehsan Adil,...
  • PCB keep Misbah-ul-Haq with team to avoid confusion December 15, 2014

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) have decided to let the Test and ODI captain, Misbah-ul-Haq remain with the team in the UAE despite being ruled out of the series with a hamstring injury, sending out a message that he will lead the side in the World Cup. "The doctors have...
  • Misbah-ul-Haq in doubt for third New Zealand ODI December 13, 2014

    Sharjah: Pakistan coach Waqar Younis on Saturday admitted skipper Misbah-ul-Haq remains doubtful for the third one-day international against New Zealand after he hurt his hamstring. Misbah fell awkwardly while chasing a shot in the third over of New Zealand's innings during the second day-night international in Sharjah. New Zealand won the match...
  • Adam Milne reprimanded, Misbah-ul Haq fined for breach of Code of Conduct December 13, 2014

    Pakistan skipper Misbah-ul Haq was fined 15 percent of his match fee for showing dissent at an umpire's decision and Kiwi bowler Adam Milne was reprimanded for using obscene language during an one-day international in Sharjah. New Zealand won the match by four wickets on Friday to level the five-match series...
  • World Cup is the ultimate goal, says Misbah-ul-Haq December 10, 2014

    Dubai: Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq has said he is willing to conduct experiments with the squad with the aim of making a strong showing at the upcoming 2015 World Cup. Pakistan are currently leading against New Zealand 1-0 in a five-match One-Day International (ODI) series. They are scheduled to play the second...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs New Zealand, 1st ODI December 8, 2014

    For ball by ball commentary scroll down to bottom of the page Playing XIs: Pakistan: Mohammad Hafeez, Ahmed Shehzad, Asad Shafiq, Younis Khan, Haris Sohail, Misbah-ul-Haq (capt), Sarfraz Ahmed(wk), Shahid Afridi, Wahab Riaz, Umar Gul, Mohammad Irfan New Zealand: Dean Brownlie, Anton Devcich, Kane Williamson (capt), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham, James Neesham, Luke...
  • Pakistan, New Zealand build for cricket World Cup with ODI series December 8, 2014

    Pakistan and New Zealand start a five-match one-day series in Dubai on Monday with the focus on building confidence and momentum for next year's World Cup, which is just two months away. It promises to be a keenly-fought contest after they ended honours even in both the three-Test series and the...
  • Pakistan, New Zealand build for cricket World Cup with ODI series December 6, 2014

    Dubai: Pakistan and New Zealand start a five-match one-day series in Dubai on Monday with the focus on building confidence and momentum for next year's World Cup, which is just two months away. It promises to be a keenly-fought contest after they ended honours even in both the three-Test series and...
  • Brendon McCullum hails 'band of brothers' after Hughes tragedy December 1, 2014

    Sharjah: Skipper Brendon McCullum hailed New Zealand's "not so easy" series-levelling win in the third Test against Pakistan on Sunday in the wake of the tragic death of Phillip Hughes. New Zealand thumped Pakistan by an innings and 80 runs to level the three-match series 1-1 in a Test overshadowed by...
  • Younis Khan recalled for ODI series against New Zealand November 30, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan selectors on Sunday gave in-form batsman Younis Khan a chance to make the World Cup by naming him in the squad for the first two games of the five-match one-day international series against New Zealand. Khan criticized selectors for dropping him from the ODI series against Australia but the...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs New Zealand, 3rd Test, Day 2 November 28, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) The start of the second day's play was suspended following the death of Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes on Thursday. Opening batsman Mohammad Hafeez carried his bat through the first day in smashing an unbeaten 178 and spurring Pakistan to 281...
  • 3rd Test: Mohammad Hafeez century spurs Pakistan to 281/3 on Day 1 November 26, 2014

    Sharjah: Opening batsman Mohammad Hafeez carried his bat through the first day in smashing an unbeaten 178 and spurring Pakistan to 281 for 3 against New Zealand in the third and decisive Test on Wednesday. Hafeez, recovered from a niggly hamstring which sidelined him from the drawn second Test, cracked 23...
  • Brendon McCullum, Misbah-ul-Haq hail exciting Dubai Test November 22, 2014

    Dubai: New Zealand and Pakistan captains Brendon McCullum and Misbah-ul Haq hailed the riveting Test between their countries which ended in an exciting draw on Friday. Pakistan, set to chase 261 in a possible 72 overs, finished 65 runs short at 196 for 5. Both teams could have won though. The result...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs New Zealand, 2nd Test, Day 1 November 17, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Playing XIs: Pakistan: Shan Masood, Taufeeq Umar, Azhar Ali, Younis Khan, Misbah-ul-Haq (c), Asad Shafiq, Sarfraz Ahmed (wk), Yasir Shah, Zulfiqar Babar, Ehsan Adil, Rahat Ali New Zealand: Brendon McCullum (c), Tom Latham, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Corey Anderson, James Neesham, BJ...
  • Steady Misbah-ul-Haq writes his name in Pakistan cricket history November 14, 2014

    Four years and three months ago a frustrated Misbah-ul-Haq considered burning his cricket equipment and leaving the game for good. But on Thursday he made history, becoming Pakistan's most successful Test captain of all time as his men secured a thumping 248-run win over New Zealand in Abu Dhabi. In recording his...