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Friday, June 05, 2020

Misbah ul Haq

Misbah ul Haq had to wait for his international career to truly take off and since then, he has seldom looked back. His debut for Pakistan came in 2001 but only played a handful of ODIs and not a single Test between 2003 and 2007. He first took over the Pakistan Test captaincy amidst the axing of Salman Butt from the position after his allegations of spot fixing in 2011. It was also the year when he reached unprecedented levels of consistency with the bat and took his team out of the depths of the scandal. He led Pakistan to a 3-0 whitewash of then world no.1 England in 2012 at their own backyard. Misbah has since then defied his age and led Pakistan to the summit of the ICC Test rankings.


Denied contracts, Muhammad Amir and Hasan Ali quit WhatsApp group formed by Misbah-ul-Haq

May 20, 2020 12:24 pm

The PCB recently announced central contracts for only 18 players but said it is going to give out enhanced contracts to the best domestic cricket performers as well.

Misbah-ul-Haq defends axing of senior pacers from central contracts list

May 14, 2020 10:42 am

Facing criticism from some quarters for the move to drop many senior players from the contracts list, Misbah-ul-Haq clarified that the three would still be considered for selection.

Misbah-ul-Haq wants resumption of cricket soon, even if behind closed doors

May 08, 2020 11:28 am

Misbah said he would love to see some cricket activities resume at the international level and has no problems in playing in empty stadiums.

'Umar Akmal needs to change his attitude to be a Pakistan regular': Misbah-ul-Haq

April 02, 2020 9:22 pm

Umar Akmal earlier this week submitted his reply to a show-cause notice issued to him by the PCB for not reporting an approach to spot fix during the Pakistan Super League 5 in February.

Misbah-ul-Haq calls for uniform policy to deal with corrupt cricketers

March 31, 2020 7:01 pm

Misbah-ul-Haq didn't agree with the public comments made by Mohammad Hafeez, who feels tainted players should not be allowed back into the national team.

Misbah-ul-Haq appears before Board of Governors, outlines selection policy and plans for next six months

February 04, 2020 6:45 pm

Misbah was asked to attend the BOG meeting in person to respond to the queries and concerns of some of the members who are unhappy with the performance of the national since the former Pakistan captain took charge in September.

Misbah-ul-Haq indicates it is end of the road for Muhammad Hafeez and Shoaib Malik

January 01, 2020 2:33 pm

Misbah since assuming the dual responsibility in September has himself come under fire for the team's poor performances especially after they suffered a three-nil defeat to Sri Lanka in the T20 home series.

Misbah-ul-Haq unhappy Mohammad Amir, Wahab Riaz not available for Tests

December 17, 2019 4:56 pm

While Mohammad Amir retired from Tests in July to prolong his white-ball career, Wahab Riaz asked PCB in September to not consider him for Tests as he wanted to do the same.

Don't have magic wand to revive Pakistan cricket instantly: Misbah-ul-Haq

December 09, 2019 3:01 pm

Pakistan's head coach and chief selector Misbah-ul-Haq has hit back at criticism of the under-performing national team, saying he does not have a magic wand to revive its fortunes instantly and will step aside if he fails to deliver after some time.

Misbah-ul-Haq believes teenager Naseem Shah could be 'surprise package' in Australia

October 28, 2019 3:30 pm

With Naseem Shah to lock horns with Steve Smith, the world's top-ranked batsman, if selected, critics in Pakistan fear the callow cricketer could be in for a harrowing debut Down Under.


Usain Bolt, Ashish Nehra, Kaka, Felipe Massa: Sportstars who retired in 2017

December 29, 2017 9:29 pm

Many legends from various sports brought the curtain down to their illustrious career this year. Here is a look back and a tribute to the sporting personalities who hung up their boots this year.