Misbah-ul-Haq

Misbah quashes retirement talk, insists `he's still fit to play`

Misbah quashes retirement talk, insists `he's still fit to play`

Karachi [Pakistan], Dec.1 : Pakistan Test skipper Misbah-ul-Haq has brushed aside the impression that he will take retirement from international cricket after the upcoming Australia tour, saying he is still fit and will continue to play for the country until his side needs him.

"I will continue to play for Pakistan until my team needs me and there are no issues with my fitness level as I am quite fit," the Dawn quoted Misbah as saying.

Meanwhile, Misbah also called on his side to put up a great performance against the Steve Smith-led team in the three-match Test series beginning at the Gabba on December 15.

Former Pak captain Rashid Latif says Misbah should step down as ODI skipper

Former Pak captain Rashid LatifIslamabad, Sep 03 - After Pakistan's dismal show in ODI series in Sri Lanka, former Pakistan captain Rashid Latif wants Misbah-ul-Haq to step down as ODI skipper.

According to the Dawn, Latif said Pakistan were disastrously under-prepared for the World Cup which is now just four months away.

The former wicket-keeper told the Press Trust of India that it was time for Misbah to be replaced, keeping in mind the way Pakistan performed in Sri Lanka.

Latif said that the team seamed directionless even with the presence of former high profile cricketers like Waqar Younis and Moin Khan.

Pakistan in good shape for World T20: Misbah

Misbah-ul-HaqIslamabad, Mar. 11 - Pakistan cricket captain Misbah-ul-Haq believes that his players are in good shape to perform in the upcoming World Twenty20 Championship to be held in Bangladesh from the middle of March this year.

Returning home after ending up as runners-up in the Asia Cup, Misbah said stand-out performances by Ahmed Shehzad, Umar Akmal, Fawad Alam and Shahid Afridi on wickets in Bangladesh indicated that the team can perform well in that country during the World Twenty20, which starts from March 16.

Misbah `worried` at state of Dubai pitches following second Test loss against Sri Lanka

Misbah-ul-HaqJohannesburg, Jan 13 - Pakistani captain Misbah-ul Haq has expressed his disappointment at not getting turning pitches to play up to his team's strength after suffering a heavy nine-wicket defeat by Sri Lanka in the second Test in Dubai on Sunday.

Pakistan conceded a 1-0 lead in the three-match series after the first Test ended in a draw in Abu Dhabi and the defeat was largely due to the ineffectiveness of Pakistan's main weapon Saeed Ajmal , with the off-spinner having bagged only five wickets to show in the two Tests.

Misbah says South Africa''s ''bouncy pitches'' toughest challenge for batsmen

Misbah says South Africa''s ''bouncy pitches'' toughest challenge for batsmen Islamabad, Feb 22 : Pakistan captain Misbahul Haq has claimed the pace-friendly wickets in South Africa provide the toughest test in the world to a batsman ahead of the final Test match in Centurion on Friday.

Misbah added the visitors are expecting another tough challenge against South Africa''s fast bowlers as they seek to salvage pride in the three-match Test series, the News reports.

Misbah says Pak must banish new-ball demons to stay afloat against Proteas

Misbah-ul-HaqKarachi, Feb 6 : Pakistan have 10 days to figure out a way to counter South Africa''s new-ball bowling attack ahead of the second Test at Newlands.

Captain Misbah-ul-Haq said their inability to find a way to deal with the new ball was the major factor in their 211-run defeat in the first Test on Monday, reports The Dawn.

The next Test will be played in Cape Town where South Africa bowled Australia out for 47 in November 2011 and New Zealand for 45 just last month.

Pakistan names team for South Africa tour

Misbah-ul-HaqIslamabad, Jan 12 : The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced its 16-member national cricket team for the upcoming tour to South Africa starting later this month.

The selectors Friday retained Misbahul Haq as captain, besides calling back left-hand spinner Abdur Rehman after a limited period ban on him for a failed dope test, reports Xinhua.

Fast bowler Mohammad Irfan, who recently impressed in India, won a berth in the team to play Test matches against World No. 1 South Africa.

Misbah’s ‘experience’ and ‘safe hands’ to boost Pak team’s spirits ahead of 2nd test

Misbah’s ‘experience’ and ‘safe hands’ to boost Pak team’s spirits ahead of 2nd testWellington, Dec. 2 : Middle order batsmen Misbah-ul-Haq has joined the Pakistan team ahead of the second Test match starting at the Basin Reserve here on Thursday.

Misbah’s inclusion in the team in expected to strengthen the batting line-up, which failed to offer any resistance to the hostile Kiwi bowling spearheaded by pacer Shane Bond.

Pakistan recalls Misbah for New Zealand series

Pakistan recalls Misbah for New Zealand seriesKarachi, Nov 26 : Pakistan has been forced to send seasoned middle-order batsman Misbah-ul-Haq to New Zealand ahead of the second Test after its top order failed to click in the series opener in Dunedin Thursday.

Responding to New Zealand's total of 429 in the first innings, Pakistan were at one stage reeling at 85 for the loss of five wickets. But debutant Umar Akmal (129) saved the tourists the blushes with a 176-run stand for the sixth wicket with elder brother Kamran Akmal.

Misbah set to join Pak team on Kiwi tour

Misbah set to join Pak team on Kiwi tourLahore, Nov. 26 : Out of form Pakistan middle order batsman Misbah-ul-Haq would be leaving for New Zealand on Saturday (November 28) to join the team for the three match Test series.

Following the miserable performance by the batsmen in the first innings of the first Test match at Dunedin, selectors have decided to send Misbah to fulfil the gap created in the middle-order by Younus Khan’s absence.

Misbah, 35, has been awful form, which saw him being axed from all the three teams for the Kiwi series.

Age not a concern for me, will score way back into national squad, says Misbah

Age not a concern for me, will score way back into national squad, says MisbahLahore, Oct. 24 : Upset over being axed from all the three national squads, Pakistan middle order batsman Misbah-ul-Haq has vowed to make a comeback in the national team through his performance.

The 37-year-old right hand batsman said age was not a factor for him as there are players more senior to him who are playing competitive international cricket at present.

Pakistan has right combination to win Champions Trophy : Misbah

Pakistan has right combination to win Champions Trophy : MisbahLahore, Sep. 17 : Pakistan middle order batsman and former vice-captain Misbah-ul-Haq believes that his team has the right combination to win the ICC Champions Trophy.

Talking to media persons on the sidelines of a training session here, Haq said conditions in South Africa would favour Pakistan and expressed the hope that the team lifts the prestigious trophy, which it has failed to do since its inception in 1998.

India, Pakistan favourites for World Twenty20 trophy: Misbah-ul-Haq

India, Pakistan favourites for World Twenty20 trophy: Misbah-ul-HaqDubai May 9 : Pakistan cricket vice-captain Misbah-ul-Haq has said both India and Pakistan are favourites to win this year's World Twenty20 tournament in England.

"Both Pakistan and India have been doing very well in Twenty20 cricket. So, I think both have a very good chance of winning the World Twenty20," Haq said.

Haq said Pakistan, which lost to India in the final of the inaugural World Twenty20 tournament in 2007, has been in good form in the shortest version of the game.

If India tours, Pak will be no pushovers: Haq

If India tours, Pak will be no pushovers: HaqKarachi, Dec. 17 : Pakistan cricket vice-captain Misbah-ul-Haq believes India has risen in Test stature primarily on the back of their prolific batters, and especially because of Sachin Tendulkar.

Haq was quick to add that Pakistan have the firepower in their bowling arsenal to tame the Indian batsmen if and when they tour Pakistan.

"All of the (Pakistan) team players are hoping that the series (against India) does take place," the Daily News quoted Misbah as saying at the National Stadium here after a match of the Pentangular Cup One-day Championship on Tuesday.




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