MISBAH UL HAQ

  • World Cup 2015: Despite win, Misbah and co. played poorly against Zimbabwe 11 hours 38 minutes ago

    Misbah-ul-Haq is a man out of his time. There were still those who defended him on Sunday (March 1) - the fallen hero, the martyr on the cross who gave everything for the cause. For about 45 overs he captained as well in a Pakistani bowling innings as he's done...
  • Shoaib Akhtra's U-turn on Misbah, says skipper is keeping team alive 23 hours 46 minutes ago

    Karachi: After criticising Misbah-ul-haq severely in the recent past, former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar on Sunday took a U-turn, saying the captain was the person who was keeping the team alive and he needs support from other batsmen. Akhtar had called Misbah a selfish and coward captain but after Pakistan's first...
  • World Cup: Relieved Misbah-ul-Haq tells Pakistan batsmen to shape up Yesterday

    Brisbane: Pakistan skipper Misbah-ul-Haq told his batsmen to shape-up or ship out of the World Cup after the 1992 champions scraped a 20-run win over Zimbabwe on Sunday. It was Pakistan's first victory of this World Cup after losing by 76 runs to India and suffering a 150-run hiding at the...
  • World Cup 2015: This Pakistan team has substance, says Wasim Akram Yesterday

    Brisbane: Even as the current Pakistan team struggles to make an impact at the World Cup, Wasim Akram - one of the heroes of the 1992 triumph - backed them to come good, while slating ex-players who had been savage in their criticism after the defeats to India and West...
  • ICC World Cup: Zimbabwe skipper Elton Chigumbura injured Yesterday

    Brisbane: Zimbabwe skipper Elton Chigumbura was helped off the field on Sunday in the 24th over of their World Cup Pool B encounter against Pakistan with a suspected torn quadricep. He will have a scan on Monday to confirm the extent of the injury, reports espncricinfo. Pakistan batsman and skipper Misbah-ul-Haq had...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs Zimbabwe, World Cup 2015, Match 23 Yesterday

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Quick Preview: Talk of 1992, and cornered tigers, is starting to grate with Misbah-ul-Haq and with good reason, given the resources at his disposal. But when it comes to ground realities, Misbah's team find themselves pretty much where Imran Khan's...
  • ICC World Cup: Misbah-ul-Haq faces flak from former Pakistan players 2 days ago

    Karachi: Former cricketers on Saturday lashed out at Misbah-ul-Haq as the Pakistan captain spoke about the difficulties he was finding in selecting a right combinations in the World Cup. "A lot is being said about the team's performance and what combination should have been played. Also references are given to the...
  • World Cup: Winless Pakistan can ill-afford taking Zimbabwe lightly 2 days ago

    Brisbane: Talk of 1992, and cornered tigers, is starting to grate with Misbah-ul-Haq and with good reason, given the resources at his disposal. But when it comes to ground realities, Misbah's team find themselves pretty much where Imran Khan's side were when they took on Australia in Perth all those...
  • World Cup 2015: Misbah-ul-Haq wants Pakistan to avoid the panic button 2 days ago

    Misbah-ul-Haq can't see any reason for his Pakistan squad to panic, despite two losses from two starts at the Cricket World Cup. Pakistan plays Zimbabwe on Sunday in a crucial Pool B match for both teams. Pakistan won the World Cup in 1992, the only other time it was co-hosted by Australia...
  • World Cup 2015: Just let the players relax, says Wasim Akram 6 days ago

    Pakistan's former captain and fast-bowling great Wasim Akram has advised the national team management not to involve the players in long meetings, discussions or training sessions ahead of their crucial World Cup match against Zimbabwe. "All these long meetings and discussions and hard training will do no good. The best thing...
  • Watch: Shoaib Akhtar completely loses his temper and goes on to make an awesome rant! February 22, 2015

    Former Pakistani fast-bowler Shoaib Akhtar, completely lost his temper on a Geo News debate after Pakistan's debacle against West Indies in the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup. His frustration with the form and line-up of the Pakistani team was overwhelming to say the least. Akhtar's anger towards Captain Misbah-ul-Haq was...
  • World Cup Exclusive: Wake up Pakistan, urges Zaheer Abbas February 21, 2015

    (Legendary Pakistan batsman Zaheer Abbas, IBN World Cup Cricket Expert, is contributing exclusively for Cricketnext. Catch him Live in pre- and post-match shows throughout the ICC World Cup 2015 only on CNN-IBN and IBN7) Lamenting Pakistan's miserable defeat to West Indies on Saturday in the ICC World Cup, Pakistan batting legend...
  • World Cup 2015: Do-o-die time for Pakistan, says Misbah February 21, 2015

    Christchurch: Pakistan's World Cup campaign needed improvement across the board, captain Misbah-ul-Haq declared on Saturday after a humiliating 150-run loss to the West Indies. The rout at Christchurch's Hagley Oval was compounded by a batting display that set a record for the worst start to a one-day international innings, with Pakistan's...
  • As it happened: West Indies vs Pakistan, Match 10, World Cup 2015 February 21, 2015

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Brief Preview: After defeats in their opening matches, the Pakistan and the West Indies squads have created nearly must-win situations for themselves on Saturday if they have any hope of making the World Cup quarter-finals. Ahead of the Pool B match...
  • Coming off defeats, Pakistan, Windies face off in World Cup February 20, 2015

    Christchurch: After defeats in their opening matches, the Pakistan and the West Indies squads have created nearly must-win situations for themselves on Saturday if they have any hope of making the World Cup quarter-finals. Ahead of the Pool B match at Hagley Oval, Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq was mildly critical of some...
  • Cricket World Cup: No panic but Pakistan batting concerns skipper Misbah-ul-Haq February 20, 2015

    Christchurch: Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq dismissed talk of panic in the ranks on Friday but conceded their batting woes needed to be addressed ahead of their crunch World Cup match against the West Indies. The two sides go into Saturday's match at Hagley Oval in Christchurch desperate to get points on...
  • World Cup 2015: Moin, Waqar sidelining Misbah the captain, alleges Hafeez February 17, 2015

    Karachi: Former Pakistan captain and experienced all-rounder Muhammad Hafeez has triggered off a debate over whether the national team was facing internal problems and issues in the ongoing cricket World Cup. Hafeez since being sent back home from Australia by the national team management due to an injury has interacted with...
  • World Cup 2015: Are the defending champions India back in the game? February 16, 2015

    Virat Kohli scored a brilliant century as India opened their World Cup defence in convincing fashion with a 76-run victory over Pakistan on Sunday. ...
  • Cartoon of the day: Will Pakistan be able to fire crackers during IND vs SA match? February 16, 2015

    As India opened their World Cup defence in convincing fashion with a 76-run victory over Pakistan in a frenzied atmosphere at the Adelaide Oval on Sunday, Pakistan is eyeing on the India vs South Africa match on February 22. ...
  • Pakistan media criticises national cricket team February 16, 2015

    Pakistan cricket team have come under criticism from the national media, which mourned yet another defeat to arch-rivals India in a World Cup game, saying "the writing was on the wall from the very beginning". Pakistan on Sunday lost their sixth straight match to India in World Cup since the rivalry...
  • Why Pakistan can't beat India at World Cup? February 16, 2015

    If Pakistan were looking for answers for their wretched losing streak against arch-rivals India in the World Cup, they need to cut to the chase and begin with the captain's luck with the toss. When Misbah-ul Haq called incorrectly before Sunday's 76-run defeat at the Adelaide Oval, it was the fifth...
  • Mahendra Singh Dhoni hails 'complete game', Misbah-ul-Haq seeks to forget February 16, 2015

    Adelaide: Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni hoped Sunday's World Cup win over Pakistan will serve as a "benchmark" for his team, but refused to gloat over the unbeaten tournament record against their arch-rivals. "This was a complete game and should serve as a benchmark for the rest of the tournament," Dhoni...
  • Misbah should be more stern with players, says Shoaib Akhtar February 15, 2015

    Karachi: Pakistan's former fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar has advised captain Misbah-ul-Haq to become more stern and be strong with the players if the team harbours hopes of doing well in the cricket World Cup. "I am totally disappointed today at the way some of our batsmen played rash strokes and got...
  • Pakistan's jinx against India in World Cup continues February 15, 2015

    Adelaide/Islamabad: Pakistan's jinx against India at cricket World Cup continued on Sunday with their heavy defeat in Adelaide, making it 6-0 in favour of India and prompting angry Pakistani fans to take to streets and burn TV sets. India's arch-rivals have now lost to India for the sixth time in 50...
  • How India beat Pakistan for the sixth time in World Cup February 15, 2015

    Virat Kohli scored an imperious century as India opened their World Cup defence in convincing fashion with a 76-run victory over Pakistan in a frenzied atmosphere at the Adelaide Oval on Sunday. The much-anticipated Pool B grudge match, the latest chapter in one of the great rivalries in sport, attracted a...
  • Misbah-ul-Haq blames batting collapse for loss February 15, 2015

    Adelaide: Pakistan skipper Misbah-ul-Haq rued losing wickets at regular intervals in the middle overs and blamed the batting collapse for his team's 76-run loss against India in a World Cup match on Sunday. Chasing a target of 301 runs, Pakistan were comfortably placed at 101 for two after 23 overs. But...
  • India vs Pakistan: India 300/7, Kohli 107, Sohail 5/55 February 15, 2015

    There was no shortage of atmosphere at an Adelaide Oval packed to the rafters. Drums beat rhythmically, horns blared out loud and clear, there was singing and dancing, with the promise of a party to follow post sundown. The special atmosphere perforce dictated a special performance. Virat Kohli has played several...
  • World Cup 2015: Army men cheering for Team India against Pakistan February 15, 2015

    As India play Pakistan in a high-voltage World Cup clash in Adelaide, the team gets a morale-boosting cheer from the Army. ...