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Misbah ul HaqFull name Misbah-ul-Haq Khan Niazi

Born May 28, 1974, Mianwali, Punjab

Major teams Pakistan, Khan Research Labs, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Sargodha

Playing role Middle-order batsman

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Legbreak

Misbah-ul-Haq Khan Niazi (Urdu: مصباح الحق خان نیازی) (born May 28, 1974 at Mianwali) is a Pakistani cricketer and the captain of the Pakistan national cricket team. He is a solid middle-order batsmen best known for his composure with the bat, whilst also having the ability to be an aggressive big shot player.

Misbah ul Haq has been called Mr. Sensible due to his cool, level-headed approach on the field. He has a masters degree in business administration from the University of Management and Technology, Lahore.

At the age of 33, Misbah was chosen to play in the inaugural ICC World Twenty20 in 2007, filling the middle order spot vacated by Inzamam-ul-Haq. He had been regularly making runs in Pakistani domestic cricket and in the years before his recall he was consistently one of the top run scorers at each season’s end, with his first-class average briefly climbing above 50.

Misbah was one of the stars of the tournament, playing a large part in many thrilling run chases. The first was in the group stage against India where he scored a half century in a tied match. He was run out attempting the winning run off the last ball of the match. In their Super 8s encounter with Australia he was named Man of the Match with an unbeaten 66 off 42 deliveries to see his side home with 5 balls to spare. Another unbeaten innings in the semi final against New Zealand saw Pakistan book a spot in the final against India.

He played an instrumental role in Pakistan’s recovery in the inaugural 2007 ICC World Twenty20 final against arch-rivals India, with three sixes. He hit the second legitimate ball of the last over for six. With 6 runs needed to win off 4 remaining balls, Misbah tried to scoop the ball over short fine leg, but was caught out by Sreesanth.

Misbah scored his maiden Test hundred against India at Kolkata in the 2nd Test of the 2007 series. After India managed 616 in their first innings, Pakistan were at 5 for 150 in reply and in danger of following on when Misbah and Kamran Akmal put together a match saving 207 run stand. Misbah finished on 161 not out. In the 3rd & final Test of the series, Misbah made another fluent century this time finishing on 133 not out.

2008 began with some high points for Misbah as he was elevated to the post of Vice – Captain of the Pakistan team and was awarded a Grade A Contract. Since returning to International Cricket for Pakistan, Misbah has gone through a sustained patch of prolific run scoring. In his last 5 Test Match innings for Pakistan, he has notched up 458 runs at a very high batting average of 152.67 against India. In his last 5 ODIs as well, Misbah has made 190 Runs at an average of 63.33 & in Domestic Cricket for Punjab, he has amassed an astounding 586 runs at an average of 195.33 with 2 centuries and his highest first-class score of 208*.

Batting and Fielding Averages

Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 26 50 5 1644 143 36.53 3074 53.48 4 7 209 11 17 0
ODIs 99 99 4 2633 139* 27.71 3857 68.26 4 13 296 23 33 0
T20Is 29 27 0 552 71 20.44 478 115.48 0 2 66 12 11 0
First-class 152 258 11 8519 180 34.48 18 41 134 0
List A 187 187 9 6035 139* 33.90 9 37 77 0
Twenty20 79 77 5 1798 100 24.97 1335 134.68 1 10 221 50 28 0

Bowling Averages

Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 26 42 2250 899 26 4/31 4/61 34.57 2.39 86.5 1 0 0
ODIs 99 92 3935 2702 80 3/17 3/17 33.77 4.11 49.1 0 0 0
T20Is 29 25 452 518 25 4/10 4/10 20.72 6.87 18.0 1 0 0
First-class 152 11503 5132 185 8/57 27.74 2.67 62.1 6 2
List A 187 8245 5613 168 4/23 4/23 33.41 4.08 49.0 2 0 0
Twenty20 79 71 1382 1456 69 4/10 4/10 21.10 6.32 20.0 1 0 0

Misbah ul-Haq News

Misbah safe despite Sri Lanka defeat – board chief 20 Aug 2014
Lahore (Pakistan) – Pakistan’s newly elected cricket chief Tuesday backed captain Misbah-ul Haq despite a Test series defeat in Sri Lanka, calling it a setback not a disaster. Follow Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 2014 Series Coverage on Cricket.com.pk A 105-run defeat in the second Te...
Losing Test series against Sri Lanka not end of the world: Shaharyar Khan 19 Aug 2014
LAHORE: The newly-elected Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shaharyar M Khan while sending mixed signals to the Pakistan team management in Sri Lanka on Monday, endorsed the decision of his predecessor Najam Sethi of retaining Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq for World Cup 2...
Pakistan only good for teams like Zimbabwe: Javed Miandad 19 Aug 2014
ISLAMABAD: Javed Miandad has blamed a weak domestic cricketing base for Pakistan’s poor performance in the 2-0 Test series defeat in in Sri Lanka. “Our batsmen are weak against quality bowling. We could compete against weaker teams like Zimbabwe, but not against teams like Sri...
Emotional Jayawardene ends Test career on a high 18 Aug 2014
Colombo – An emotional Mahela Jayawardene ended his glittering, 17-year Test career on a high Monday as Sri Lanka won the second and final Test against Pakistan by 105 runs to sweep the series 2-0. The 37-year-old was hoisted onto his teammates’ shoulders for a lap of honour a...
Younis century helps Pakistan to 261-4 in 1st test 6 Aug 2014
GALLE: Younis Khan hit an eventful century and lifted Pakistan to a respectable 261-4 on the first day of the first test against Sri Lanka on Wednesday. Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 1st Test Live Score & Updates on Cricket.com.pk Khan showed no signs of rustiness after Pakistan playi...
1st Test: Pakistan bat against Sri Lanka 6 Aug 2014
Galle (Sri Lanka) – Pakistan captain Misbah-ul Haq won the toss and elected to bat in the first Test against Sri Lanka in Galle on Wednesday. Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 1st Test Live Score & Updates on Cricket.com.pk The start was delayed by 30 minutes due to a wet outfield caused ...
Pakistan, Sri Lanka open two-Test series today 6 Aug 2014
GALLE, Sri Lanka: Rusty Pakistan and overworked Sri Lanka are set for an enthralling contest when they open a two-Test series in Galle today, the last for the retiring Mahela Jayawardene. Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 1st Test Live Score & Updates on Cricket.com.pk The former Sri Lank...
Sri Lanka, Pakistan gear for Jayawardene finale 6 Aug 2014
Galle (Sri Lanka) – Hosts Sri Lanka hope to give retiring former captain Mahela Jayawardene a winning farewell when they take on Pakistan for a sixth Test series in as many years from Wednesday. Follow Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 2014 Series Coverage on Cricket.com.pk The elegant ri...
Pakistan look to break cricket coaching jinx 6 Aug 2014
Karachi – If any further proof were needed of the chaos prevailing in Pakistani cricket, the 27th change of coach since the country’s sole World Cup win in 1992 provides it. Follow Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 2014 Series Coverage on Cricket.com.pk Pakistan’s series against Sri Lanka...
Pakistan to defend third spot, Sri Lanka looks to better Test rankings 5 Aug 2014
Karachi: The two-Test series between Sri Lanka and Pakistan gets underway in Galle on August 6, with the host aiming to improve its ranking in the Reliance ICC Test Team Rankings Table, and Pakistan looking to retain its third position. Also See: ICC Rankings Pakistan is curre...

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