Monday, 9 February 2015

Pakistani Captain Misbah- UL- Haq Test, ODI and T20 Career records

Pakistani Captain  Misbah- UL- Haq Test, ODI and T20 Career records

Misbah-UL-Haq Khan Niazi (Born 28 May 1974 at Mianwali, Punjab) is a Pakistani cricketer. He is the current Test and One Day International (ODI) 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 when required. He is the top scorer in ODI cricket among those players who haven't scored a century in ODI. Misbah has an MBA degree from the University of Management and Technology in Lahore, Punjab. He belongs to the popular tribe of Pashtun known as Niazi tribe.

Misbah ul haq Captaincy

Most remarkable aspects about Misbah-UL-Haq is his unflappable temperament. It shows in his batting, which reached unprecedented levels of consistency in 2011, and in his captaincy, which helped lift Pakistan from the depths of the spot-fixing saga in England in 2010. Taking over as leader immediately after that episode at the age of 36, Misbah's calm approach was exactly what Pakistan cricket needed over the tumultuous period it had gone through. Related to the former Pakistan captain turned politician Imran Khan, Misbah ul haq was initially noticed for his technique and his temperament in the Tri-nation tournament in Nairobi, Kenya in 2002, as he scored two fifties in the three innings in which he played, however, over the next three Tests he played against Australia, he failed to score more than twenty runs and was soon dumped from the team. Having witnessed Pakistan being eliminated in the opening phase of the 2003 Cricket World Cup, Misbah was part of the changes made to the team in the aftermath of these results, but failed to make much of an impact and was soon dropped again.

Misbah ul haq Come back

 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.He played an instrumental role in Pakistan's recovery in the inaugural 2007 ICC World Twenty20 final against arch-rivals India, with Four 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 ul haq Career Records

Misbah scored his first Test hundred against India at Kolkata in the 2nd Test of the 2007 series. After India managed 616 in their first innings, Pakistan was 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 & the final Test of the series, Misbah made another fluent century, this time finishing on 133 not out. In his first match as test captain, he set an example for his team when he scored 71* in a 168 run partnership with Younus Khan this helped Pakistan salvage a draw from the match.

Captain Misbah ul haq Test series Records

Misbah has led Pakistan in 33 test matches, winning 15, losing 9 with 8 draws. In 2012 Misbah led Pakistan to a clean sweep against the world number one ranked team England and also become only 2nd Pakistani captain to win the Asia Cup after Moin Khan. He has won 6 out of 10 series during his captaincy, winning series against New Zealand, Zimbabwe, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, England and South Africa (a feat no Pakistani captain had been able to manage before Misbah), drawing against South Africa and the West Indies, and losing to South Africa and Sri Lanka. In January 2012, Pakistan hosted England in United Arab Emirates (UAE). The tour included three Tests, four ODIs and three T20Is. The matches were meant to be held in Pakistan, but ongoing security problems in the country meant that the series was moved to the UAE. Pakistan won the Test series after whitewashing England by a 3-0 margin. This was Misbah's biggest achievement as captain. Pakistan won the first test by 10 wickets, 2nd by 72 runs and 3rd test by 71 runs.

Captaincy Misbah ul haq ODI series  Records

 England, however, took some revenge by winning the ODI series 4-0 and T20I series 2-1. Asia Cup 2012 following the poor performance against England in ODI series in 2012, Pakistan won the Asia Cup under Misbah-UL-Haq's captaincy. Pakistan defeated Bangladesh in final to win Asia Cup. He became only 2nd Pakistani captain to win the Asia Cup after Moin Khan. Pakistan played a series of 5 ODIs against South Africa in the UAE, 2013. The first was played in Sharjah, where Pakistan was set a target of 184, having bowled out the South Africans for 183 in 49.5 overs. Misbah came in to bat at 75/2, and scored 31 before being caught by Faf du Plessis off Wayne Parnell's bowling. Pakistan collapsed after Misbah's wicket and were all out for 182 in 46.3 overs, to lose the opening game by 1 run. In Dubai, the Pakistan team set the South Africans a target of 210 after being bowled out in 49.4 overs. Pakistan bowled well to restrict South Africa to 143, winning the 2nd ODI by 66 runs and leveling the series 1-1.
 In December 2013 Sri Lanka played against Pakistan at neutral venues which served as home for Pakistan in the middle east. Owing to a  superb batting form of Mohammad Hafeez Pakistan won the ODI Series comfortably. In the test series despite dominating the first test Pakistan  was not able to win the match due to good batting of Angelo Mathews in the 2nd innings. In the second test Sri Lankan fast bowlers bowled well and led Sri Lanka to a comfortable victory. In the third test with a quick century from Azhar Ali and came from Sarfraz Ahmed and Misbah Pakistan won the test and squared the series 1-1. The series was the final series for Dav What more as the coach of Pakistan.

The following table illustrates a summary of the Test centuries scored by Misbah-UL-Haq.

Misbah-UL-Haq's Test centuries Records

# Runs Match Against City/Country Venue Year Result

[1] 161* 9 India, India, Kolkata, India Eden Gardens 2007
[2] 133* 10 India India Bangalore, India M. Chinnaswamy Stadium 2007
[3] 102* 25 West Indies Saint Kitts and Nevis Basseterre, Saint Kitts and Nevis Warner Park 2011
[4] 100 39 South Africa United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Sheikh Zayed Stadium 2013
[5] 135 43 Sri Lanka United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Sheikh Zayed Stadium 2014
[6] 101 50 Australia, United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Sheikh Zayed Stadium 2014 Won
[7] 101* Australia, United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Sheikh Zayed Stadium 2014
[8] 102* 51 New Zealand, United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Sheikh Zayed Stadium 2014 Won

Despite the fact that Misbah gained popularity after great performances in the inaugural T20 world cup but he was often criticized for his slow batting at the early stages of his comeback specially when he was appointed as a captain but with the passage of time due to his consistent and spectacular performances in all the formats of the game scoring heavily in ODIs and test he started to gain popularity among the masses and now Misbah is considered to be one of the most famous and honorable players currently playing in Pakistan cricket team. People and experts started to praise his style of playing and captaincy which reliance in the field.

Pakistan Captain Misbah ul Haq Best Batting Daily motion

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