MISBAH UL HAQ

  • Too late to remove Misbah-ul-Haq as Pakistan captain: Inzamam-ul-Haq 2 days ago

    With the word divided on Pakistan's leadership in the 2015 World Cup between Misbah-ul-Haq and Shahid Aridi, former skipper Inzamam-ul-Haq said that it's too late to meddle with the national captaincy with just over a 100 days remaining for the showpiece event. "I think Pakistan should now continue with Misbah as...
  • Pakistan playing too less international cricket, says Akram 6 days ago

    Karachi: Former captain Wasim Akram on Tuesday blamed a lack of international cricket and the absence of a system for developing young players for Pakistan's disappointing defeats in recent months. Pakistan lost the final one-day international against Australia in Abu Dhabi on Sunday to complete a 3-0 rout, and the upcoming...
  • Fit-again Michael Clarke hopes Australia carry momentum 6 days ago

    Sharjah: Fit-again Australian captain Michael Clarke said on Tuesday that he hopes his team can carry the momentum of its Twenty20 and one-day wins over Pakistan into the two-match Test series starting next week. Australia routed Pakistan 3-0 in the one-day series which finished on Sunday and also won the...
  • Afridi backs Misbah as skipper for next World Cup 6 days ago

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board moved to end a controversy surrounding the captaincy of the national team and issued a statement by Shahid Afridi in which the allrounder threw his weight behind struggling Misbah-ul- Haq as skipper for next year's World Cup. The board said in a late night release that...
  • PCB to investigate Shahid Afridi's comment on captaincy issue 1 week ago

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) will look into comments made by stand-in skipper Shahid Afridi which fuelled speculation about the future of captain Misbah-ul-Haq, board chairman Shaharyar Khan said on Tuesday. The 40-year-old Misbah had opted to sit out Pakistan's third one-day international against Australia in Abu Dhabi and all-rounder...
  • It will be a mistake to remove Misbah before 2015 WC: Mohsin Khan 1 week ago

    Karachi: Former Pakistan opener and chief coach Mohsin Khan feels that it will be a great mistake if PCB forces Misbah ul Haq to quit ODIs before the next year's World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. "In the first place, Misbah should not have been allowed to skip the ODIs....
  • PCB to discuss World Cup captaincy in meeting 1 week ago

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board will convene a meeting of its Board of Governors next week to discuss the thorny issue of national team's captaincy for next year's World Cup. Sources in the board said Chairman Shaharyar Khan had called for the meeting after the spate of incidents in Abu Dhabi...
  • Javed Miandad backs underfire Misbah-ul-Haq October 13, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan great Javed Miandad has come out in strong support of under pressure national captain Misbah-ul-Haq, who decided to "rest" from the third ODI against Australia. "No one realises that it is because Misbah is not scoring runs is the main reason for the team's recent poor performances in Sri...
  • Misbah-ul Haq links one-day future to batting form October 13, 2014

    Struggling Pakistan captain Misbah-ul Haq on Monday said he needed to start scoring runs again to continue playing as captain of the one-day side. Misbah, 40, withdrew himself from the third and final one-day match against Australia in Abu Dhabi on Sunday, raising doubts over his captaincy barely four months from...
  • Misbah can lead or leave, says PCB chief October 13, 2014

    Abu Dhabi: Beleaguered Misbah-ul Haq won't be forced to stand down as Pakistan captain but the country's top cricket official said that potential successors were already being assessed. Misbah withdrew from the third and final one-day international against Australia in Abu Dhabi on Sunday, after a poor run of form...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs Australia, 3rd ODI, Abu Dhabi October 12, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Toss: Australia have won the toss and opted to bat against Pakistan Team: Australia: David Warner, Aaron Finch, Phillip Hughes, Steven Smith, George Bailey(captain), Glenn Maxwell, James Faulkner, Brad Haddin(wicketkepper), Kane Richardson, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon Pakistan: Ahmed Shehzad, Sarfraz Ahmed(wicketkepper), Asad Shafiq,...
  • Former Pakistan cricketers worried with team's poor run of form October 11, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's run of poor form against Australia in the United Arab Emirates has prompted former greats to express concerns over the national team's chances of doing well in the 2015 World Cup. "I watch the way our batsmen play today and I feel sad because one sees a total lack...
  • Misbah-ul-Haq vows to fight on after defeat to Australia in 2nd ODI October 11, 2014

    Dubai: Under-pressure Pakistan skipper Misbah-ul Haq vowed to fight on despite losing the one-day series against Australia, insisting he has not thought about relinquishing the captaincy. Pakistan went down by five wickets in the second day-night international in Dubai on Friday, handing Australia an unbeatable 2-0 lead in the three-match...
  • 2nd ODI: Maxwell guides Australia to series win against Pakistan October 11, 2014

    Dubai: Glenn Maxwell decimated Pakistan's spinners by hitting 76 off 81 balls and carried Australia to a five-wicket victory in the second one-day international on Friday. The win gave Australia an unbeatable 2-0 lead in the series with the final match set for Abu Dhabi on Sunday. Maxwell made Pakistan pay heavily...
  • 2nd ODI, Pak vs Aus: as it happened October 10, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Toss: Pakistan won the toss and opted to bat first. Team: Pakistan: Ahmed Shehzad, Sarfraz Ahmed(wk), Misbah-ul-Haq(capt), Umar Akmal, Asad Shafiq, Fawad Alam, Shahid Afridi, Wahab Riaz, Raza Hasan, Zulfiqar Babar, Mohammad Irfan Australia: Aaron Finch, David Warner, Steven Smith, George Bailey(capt),...
  • 2nd ODI: Pakistan look for confidence boosting win against Australia October 9, 2014

    Dubai: Pakistan captain Misbah-ul Haq said his team will look for a confidence-boosting win over Australia in the second day-night international in Dubai on Friday. Pakistan lost by 93 runs in the opening match of three in Sharjah on Tuesday and looked well short on confidence. Steven Smith hit a maiden hundred...
  • Pakistan skipper Misbah-ul Haq denies loss of form due to weight loss October 8, 2014

    Struggling Pakistan skipper Misbah-ul Haq denied shedding weight has caused him to lose form, saying he and his team needed just one good innings to restore confidence. Misbah, 40, shed 10kg during a fitness camp in June this year but has since struggled at the crease scoring just 67 in the...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs Australia, 1st ODI October 7, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Pakistan and Australia will focus on spin when they start a three-match one-day series in Sharjah, despite the absence of top bowler Saeed Ajmal, who is suspended over his suspect bowling action. Pakistan have been hard pressed to compensate for the...
  • Pakistan, Australia focus on spin for ODI series October 6, 2014

    Sharjah: Pakistan and Australia will focus on spin when they start a three-match one-day series in Sharjah on Tuesday, despite the absence of top bowler Saeed Ajmal, who is suspended over his suspect bowling action. Pakistan have been hard pressed to compensate for the missing Ajmal, who has single-handedly won them...
  • Misbah-ul-Haq distances himself from Younis Khan comment September 28, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's Test and one-day captain Misbah-ul-Haq has distanced himself from the axing of senior batsman, Younis Khan for the ODI series against Australia. "I don't want to comment on this issue because Younis is a senior teammate and I also have to look at the PCB code of conduct but...
  • Younis, Misbah unhappy with PCB's scheduling of national T20 meet September 22, 2014

    Pakistan's head coach Waqar Younis and captain MisbahulHaq are not happy with the decision of the PCB to hold the National T20 Championship ahead of team's upcoming Test series against Australia. A source close to Waqar confirmed that he was not happy with the situation as he had told the board...
  • Pakistan can once again rule the world, says MisbahulHaq September 17, 2014

    Captain MisbahulHaq says Pakistan can "once again rule the world" by winning the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand next year. The return of the tournament Down Under was a good omen for Pakistan, as that was where they won their only World Cup in 1992, when Imran Khan's...
  • Shahid Afridi named Pakistan's T20 captain, Misbah retained as ODI skipper September 16, 2014

    Islamabad: Shahid Afridi will captain Pakistan in Twenty20s until 2016 while MisbahulHaq will remain the skipper for the World Cup next year, the Pakistan Cricket Board announced on Tuesday. Afridi replaced Mohammad Hafeez, who stepped down after Pakistan's unimpressive performance at the World Twenty20 in Bangladesh this year. Afridi has led Pakistan...
  • Harsh decisions need to be taken before World Cup: Moin Khan September 4, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's chief of selectors and manager Moin Khan on Thursday called for bold steps to lift the team's performance ahead of next year's World Cup following a disastrous tour of Sri Lanka. Pakistan lost the twomatch Test series 20 and went down 21 in oneday internationals on last month's tour,...
  • MisbahulHaq accepts blame for poor form against Sri Lanka September 2, 2014

    Pakistan's captain, Misbahul Haq, on Tuesday admitted that his failure with the bat was a "big factor" in his team's disastrous tour of Sri Lanka. Pakistan were beaten 20 in the Tests and lost the three match ODI series 21 in August. Veteran Misbah has held Pakistan's frail batting order together...
  • Former Pakistan players want MisbahulHaq removed as captain September 1, 2014

    Karachi: Even though the political climate in Pakistan is heated up and uncertainty prevails but that has not prevented former players from wading into the national team for its poor performances in Sri Lanka and for renewed calls to remove MisbahulHaq as captain. While the attention of the entire nation is...
  • As it happened: Sri Lanka vs Pakistan, 2nd ODI August 26, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: Sri Lanka opted to bat. PLAYING XIs: Sri Lanka: Tillakaratne Dilshan, Upul Tharanga, Kumar Sangakkara (wk), Mahela Jayawardene, Angelo Mathews (c), Ashan Priyanjan, Thisara Perera, Seekkuge Prasanna, Nuwan Kulasekara, Rangana Herath, Lasith Malinga Pakistan: Sharjeel Khan, Ahmed Shehzad, Mohammad Hafeez, Umar Akmal...
  • Colombo washout shifts second Sri LankaPakistan ODI to Hambantota August 24, 2014

    The second oneday international between Sri Lanka and Pakistan has been advanced by a day to Tuesday and will be held at Hambantota due to heavy rain in Colombo, the Sri Lanka cricket board (SLC) said. Colombo's Premadasa Stadium was to host the daynight match on Wednesday with the third and...
  • As it happened: Sri Lanka vs Pakistan, 1st ODI August 23, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: Pakistan decided to bowl. PLAYING XIs: SRI LANKA: Tillakaratne Dilshan, Upul Tharanga, Kumar Sangakkara (wk), Mahela Jayawardene, Ashan Priyanjan, Dinesh Chandimal, Angelo Mathews (c), Thisara Perera, Nuwan Kulasekara, Rangana Herath, Lasith Malinga PAKISTAN: Mohammad Hafeez, Ahmed Shehzad, Younis Khan, Umar Akmal (wk),...
  • Unfair to compare MS Dhoni and Misbah, says Shoaib Malik August 23, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's former captain Shoaib Malik has said that it was absolutely unfair to make any comparisons between the captaincy of MisbahulHaq and Mahendra Singh Dhoni. The seasoned batsman was asked what he thought about the pressure being exerted by critics and some former players to replace Misbah in Pakistan and...