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Famous cricket player of Pakistan: Misbah-ul-Haq

by on February 21, 2011
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Famous cricket player of Pakistan: Misbah-ul-Haq

Pakistan’s captain Misbah-ul-Haq, juggles his bat as he leaves the field after being dismissed during the 2nd One Day International cricket match against South Africa at St George’s Park, Port Elizabeth, South Africa, Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013. (AP Photo/ Themba Hadebe)

  • In his entire cricket career, Misbah ul Haq left and joined the Pakistani cricket team several times and is the current captain of test series of the Pakistani cricket team.
  • Misbah made his ODI debut in 2002 against New Zealand cricket team in Lahore and up till now he has been able to score 1757 runs in a total of 63 matches.
  • The right handed batsman has hit 124 fours and 11 fifties in ODI’s up till now. Misbah’s fielding averages are amazing too considering the number of catches he has taken i.e 32.
  • Misbah-ul-Haq was selected for the twenty20 ICC Cricket World Cup 2007 and was one of those batsmen who chased thrilling run targets. He was declared the man of the match in an encounter against Australian cricket team with 66 runs off 42 balls.
  • In 2008, Misbah made a comeback in the international cricket and jagged up 458 runs against Indian cricket team and scored 190 runs in his last five ODI’s at an average of 633.33.
  • He has performed brilliantly mostly in test series and has taken Pakistan to an utmost level when it comes to test series.
  • In recent years, Misbah-ul-Haq has proved himself to be an integral part of Pakistan Cricket Team and has led the team from the front to beat England, the number one Test Cricket side 3-0.
  • Misbah has been consistent in his performance since 2011 and has become the most successful test captain of Pakistan after winning 15 test matches, breaking record of Miandad and Imran Khan. 
  • He was able to do whitewash of Australia in a test series 2014. He scored fastest test fifty against Australia along with equaling record of fastest test century made by Viv Richards. 
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