MISBAH UL HAQ

  • Pakistan bank on seniors to bounce back from 'lowest point' 7 hours 50 minutes ago

    With Misbah-ul-Haq returning to take over the captaincy, a beleaguered Pakistan will hope to bounce back from their "lowest point" in international cricket in the two-test series against Bangladesh starting at Khulna on Tuesday. Bangladesh won their first one-day international against Pakistan in 16 years before going on to make a...
  • Pakistan hope Zimbabwe tour is first step out of wilderness 3 days ago

    Karachi: Deserted grounds, deprived fans and falling standards -- Pakistan has suffered badly from six years without hosting international cricket, but Zimbabwe's planned tour next month could restore hope. On March 3, 2009, Pakistani cricket suffered a cruel blow when the bus carrying the Sri Lankan Test team was attacked by...
  • Give Saeed Ajmal, new team some time to settle, says Misbah-ul-Haq 5 days ago

    Pakistan Test captain Misbah-ul-Haq on Wednesday urged fans to have patience with the struggling one-day team and returning off-spinner Saeed Ajmal, following below-par performances in Bangladesh. A new-look Pakistan team trail the three-match one-day series 2-0 and face the prospect of a whitewash in the final match in Dhaka on Wednesday. Misbah,...
  • Pakistan fear 0-3 against Bangladesh 6 days ago

    Wonder if Pakistan ever imagined themselves in this situation before their flight to Dhaka: staring at the possibility of being whitewashed by Bangladesh in an ODI series and hanging onto the excuse of 'team in transition'. If Azhar Ali's appointment as skipper to replace the retired Misbah-ul-Haq raised eyebrows, Pakistan's defeat...
  • Misbah, Younis guide young players at training camp April 16, 2015

    Karachi: Much to the delight of the Pakistan Cricket Board, Test captain Misbah-ul-Haq and senior batsman Younis Khan spent the last two days at a training camp in Lahore, guiding the youngsters. The members of the Pakistan A squad, set to visit Sri Lanka later this month and the national T20...
  • Pakistan team arrives in Bangladesh for month-long tour April 14, 2015

    Dhaka: The Pakistan cricket team arrived in Dhaka on Monday for the forthcoming series against Bangladesh. The series, spread over almost a month, will include three One-Day Internationals (ODIs), two Tests and a lone Twenty20, reports bdnews24.com. The squad arrived at the Shahjalal International Airport and went straight to Hotel Sonargaon. The ODIs...
  • Misbah, Waqar wanted PCB to sideline Shehzad, Akmal for a year April 3, 2015

    Karachi: Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq and head coach Waqar Younis wanted the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to sideline Ahmed Shehzad and Umar Akmal from the national team for atleast a year to force them to improve their attitudes. According to a report on Geo News channel, Misbah and Waqar in their tour...
  • PCB to announce new ODI captain soon March 25, 2015

    Karachi: PCB Chairman Shaharyar Khan on Wednesday said that the Board would announce a new captain of the national One-day side and a new selection committee in a couple of days. "In the past we didn't have a vice captain but this time we might also appoint a vice captain. Honestly...
  • World Cup: Pakistan unable to match level of top teams, says Misbah-ul-Haq March 25, 2015

    Lahore: Pakistan's recently retired One-Day International (ODI) captain Misbah-ul-Haq on Wednesday said his team failed to match the level of the top sides at the cricket World Cup, exiting the tournament in the quarter-finals. Pakistan won four games in Pool B to enter the quarters, where the 1992 Cup champions were...
  • Misbah-ul-Haq has no plans to return to ODIs March 24, 2015

    Islamabad: Pakistan Test captain Misbah-ul-Haq has confirmed his retirement from limited-overs cricket on returning from the World Cup, where Pakistan lost in the quarterfinals. "I have played my innings, and I should stay away from it (ODIs). It's a challenge for the cricket board to find a new (ODI) captain," the...
  • Pakistan need new captains in all formats: Mushtaq Mohammad March 21, 2015

    Karachi: It's time to appoint new Pakistan captains in all three format says former skipper Mushtaq Mohammad, who also suggested that Misbah-ul-Haq and Shahid Afridi should quit international cricket completely. Both Misbah and Afridi have retired from ODI cricket after Pakistan's exit from the World Cup but they will continue to...
  • World Cup: Wahab's lion-hearted show undone by woeful Pakistan batting March 21, 2015

    If a team's batting line-up crumbles on a batting paradise, please don't expect bowlers to bail you out in big matches like a World Cup quarter-final. I wasn't expecting a miracle once Pakistan were bowled out, or should I say caught out, by Australia for 213 on the friendliest batting...
  • Pakistan on shaky ground after World Cup exit March 21, 2015

    Misbah-ul-Haq's final limited-overs international perfectly summed up Pakistan's run under his tenure. Plenty of promise, plenty of potential, unique and extraordinary skills, but also loads of inconsistency, a tendency to go sleepwalking in the middle of a game and an inability to seize the crucial moments that separate the great...
  • World Cup 2015: Spinners can help India beat Australia at the SCG, feels Misbah March 21, 2015

    Having played both India and Australia at the Adelaide Oval during this World Cup, Misbah-ul-Haq is excellently placed to judge the two teams ahead of their semifinal clash at the Sydney Cricket Ground on March 26. Pakistan's captain didn't exactly hold out a prediction, though he did warn Michael Clarke's...
  • Pakistan skipper Misbah-ul-Haq rues batting failure in World Cup March 20, 2015

    Adelaide: Disappointed Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq blamed batting failure for his team's ouster from the World Cup following a six-wicket defeat against Australia in the quarter-final in Adelaide on Friday. Pakistan were bowled out for a below-par 213 in the final over after being well set at 97-2 -- a trend Misbah...
  • World Cup: We will have to bat better against India, says Michael Clarke March 20, 2015

    Adelaide: Australia saw through one of the fierce fast bowling spells by Wahab Riaz to set up a cricket World Cup semi-final clash against India but the home team skipper Michael Clarke on Friday said his players will have to bat much better against the defending champions. India and Australia will...
  • World Cup: Misbah-ul-Haq, Shahid Afridi bow out of ODIs in frustration March 20, 2015

    Adelaide: Misbah-ul-Haq and allrounder Shahid Afridi bowed out of one-day international cricket with their dreams unfulfilled on Friday as Pakistan crashed out in the ICC World Cup 2015 quarter-finals against Australia in Adelaide. Both the senior players had announced they would retire from one-day cricket after the World Cup with skipper...
  • As it happened; Australia vs Pakistan, World Cup 2015, 3rd quarter-final March 20, 2015

    (For live updates, scroll down to reach the blog) Hosts Australia will have to counter a rising and unpredictable Pakistan in the third cricket World Cup quarter-final at the Adelaide Oval. While four-time World Cup winners Australia can easily be termed as favourites going by the past performance and the arsenal they...
  • World Cup 2015: Pakistan's road to quarter-finals March 19, 2015

    The unpredictability of a Pakistan team is no longer a surprise and the outcome of a match is pretty much dependent on which Pakistan side takes the field. The team is almost like a porcupine that can change its colour as and when it is required and that rubs off...
  • World Cup 2015: Back-in-form Pakistan look to upset formidable Australia March 19, 2015

    Adelaide: This is quite the irresistible force against the immovable object, a potential humdinger if there was one. Australia, a potent mix of flair and substance, style and method, against Pakistan, effervescent and explosive, emotional and prone to wild mood swings. This has all the trappings of a classic; whether...
  • World Cup: Pakistan can tide over problems to surprise Australia March 19, 2015

    Adelaide: They used to say once of West Indies that they had a production line which just kept throwing up one fast bowler after another, no worries. In fact, so rapidly was the production line unearthing quicks that several careers overlapped, several immensely talented pacemen slipped through the cracks. The same...
  • Pakistan game a 'World Cup final', says Michael Clarke March 19, 2015

    Adelaide: Australia captain Michael Clarke will approach Friday's World Cup quarter-final against Pakistan like a final, saying he expected a "tough challenge" from Misbah-ul-Haq's men in the make-or-break game. Pakistan have lost nine of their last 10 one-dayers to Australia on Australian grounds, including all of the last seven, but Clarke...
  • World Cup: Favourites don't always win, says Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq March 19, 2015

    Adelaide: Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq fired the first salvo ahead of his team's World Cup quarter-final match in Adelaide on Friday, saying Australia will be favourites - but that favourites don't always win. The odds are in favour of four-time champions and co-hosts Australia, but Pakistan's unpredictable nature and four consecutive wins...
  • World Cup 2015: Pakistan need to maintain aggressive approach against Australia March 19, 2015

    Aggression is the best defence against a team like Australia. And Pakistan's aggression has got a severe blow when Mohammad Irfan has been ruled out of the all-important ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 quarter-final against the host. Irfan could have sent jitters into the strong Australian batting line-up, but such is...
  • Decision to retire after World Cup will not change: Misbah-ul-Haq March 18, 2015

    Karachi: Pakistan's captain Misbah-ul-Haq has said his decision to hang up his boots from one-day international cricket after the World Cup is final and will not change. "I had decided to retire from ODIs after the World Cup after giving it much thought and it was the right time to take...
  • World Cup: Pakistan wouldn't mind facing India again, says Misbah-ul-Haq March 17, 2015

    Karachi: Pakistan's experienced captain Misbah-ul-Haq says his team wouldn't mind facing India in the semi-finals if they progress beyond the quarter-finals of the cricket World Cup. In an exclusive interview to PTI from Adelaide on , Misbah said it will be another opportunity for them to try and break the jinx...
  • ICC World Cup: The men who mattered in the pool stage March 17, 2015

    The pool stage of the ICC World Cup 2015 came to an end on Sunday. It provided a feast of big hitting and some exceptional bowling performances. There have been players who turned out to be one-match wonder but on the other end there have been stars who have performed...
  • World Cup 2015: Relieved Misbah-ul-Haq says pressure now on Australia March 15, 2015

    On February 21, at the Hagley Oval in Christchurch, West Indies thrashed Pakistan by 150 runs, leaving Misbah-ul-Haq's team with one foot in the abyss. The reaction was fierce and, by subcontinent standards, all too predictable. The captain was a coward, the coach was a joker, the team had the...
  • World Cup: Pakistan ensure a spot for West Indies in quarters March 15, 2015

    A win against UAE was not good enough for the Caribbean side to book their spot in the quarter-finals of the World Cup as they had to wait for the match between Pakistan and Ireland to finish. The first job was done as West Indies got the better of UAE and...