Misbah-ul-Haq

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Misbah-ul-Haq is a Pakistani cricketer and the current Test captain of the Pakistan team. He has retired from One Day Internationals at the end of the 2015 World Cup. Misbah has been the captain of Pakistan since late 2010.

Misbah-ul-Haq made his international debut in a Test match against New Zealand in 2001 and ODI debut in 2002.

He retired from ODI cricket on 20 March 2015 after playing 162 ODIs for Pakistan. He has scored 5122 runs and 42 ODI half-centuries. Misbah doesn't have a century in ODI cricket.

2015

Misbah-ul-Haq led the Pakistan team in the 2015 World Cup.

He scored 91* in Pakistan's victory in the warm-up match against England.

Misbah-ul-Haq made his final ODI appearance in the quarter-final loss of Pakistan to Australia in the 2015 World Cup. Pakistani All-rounder Shahid Afridi also retired from ODIs after the same match.

Timeline

After their quarter-final exit from the 2015 World Cup, Misbah-ul-Haq said that he thinks India had a good shot at victory against Australia in the semi-finals. He said that the Sydney pitch will favor spinners and Australia are lacking good spinners in the current squad.

Records

  • Misbah holds the record for most number of fifties without a single century in One Day Internationals. Next in the list is New Zealand batsman Andrew Jones who scored 25 fifties without a century.
  • He is the second Pakistan captain to score 3000 runs in One Day Internationals. Imran Khan scored 3247 runs as captain in his ODI career.