Misbah-ul-Haq

Country: Pakistan
Born: May 28, 1974, Mianwali, Punjab
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Legbreak
Playing role: Middle order Batter

Misbah-ul-Haq Bio

Misbah-ul-Haq Khan Niazi, known as Misbah-ul-Haq, is a renowned cricket player from Pakistan. Born on May 28, 1974, in Mianwali, Punjab, Misbah has made significant contributions to Pakistan cricket both as a batsman and as a captain.

One of the most remarkable aspects of Misbah’s cricketing career is his unflappable temperament. This composure is evident not only in his batting but also in his leadership skills. In 2010, when Pakistan cricket was marred by the spot-fixing scandal in England, Misbah took over the captaincy at the age of 36. His calm and composed approach was exactly what the team needed during such a tumultuous period.

As a batsman, Misbah is known for his ability to defend with incredible patience or to irritate bowlers with his innovative stroke play. His defensive technique is solid, allowing him to bat for long periods in Test cricket. This aspect of his game was evident from his very first Test innings in 2001 when he scored 28 runs in over two hours in Auckland. Despite showing promise, Misbah’s inconsistency prevented him from playing a consistent role in international cricket. He remained out of the Test team for four years between 2003 and 2007 and only appeared in a handful of ODIs during that period.

However, Misbah’s fortunes changed in 2007 after a successful domestic season and a stint in club cricket in England. He was awarded a central contract by the Pakistan Cricket Board, and in a surprising turn of events, he was chosen over Mohammad Yousuf to represent Pakistan in the Twenty20 World Championship in South Africa. Misbah made the selectors’ decision worthwhile by becoming Pakistan’s best player in the tournament and almost leading the team to victory in the final. He continued to impress on the tour to India later that year, scoring two centuries that lasted over 400 minutes each.

But it was in 2011 that Misbah truly established himself as a top-class batsman and a leader of men. Under his captaincy, Pakistan achieved one of their greatest Test series wins by sweeping the then No. 1 side, England, 3-0 in early 2012. Misbah’s exceptional management skills, possibly influenced by his degree in business management, played a pivotal role in getting the best out of the unpredictable Pakistan cricket team.

Throughout his career, Misbah has proved himself to be an invaluable asset to Pakistan cricket. His unyielding temperament, solid defensive technique, and leadership qualities have seen him succeed in various challenging situations. Misbah’s contribution to the team’s success cannot be underestimated, as he continues to be recognized as one of Pakistan’s finest cricketers.

Misbah-ul-Haq Career Stats

Misbah-ul-Haq Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 75 132 20 5222 161* 46.62 11726 44.53 10 39 511 81 50 0
T20Is 39 34 13 788 87* 37.52 715 110.2 0 3 45 26 14 0
ODIs 162 149 31 5122 96* 43.4 6945 73.75 0 42 342 83 66 0
FC 242 399 47 17139 284 48.69 - - 43 101 - - 204 0
List A 292 267 55 9941 129* 46.89 - - 11 70 - - 128 0
T20s 162 141 38 3491 107* 33.89 2997 116.48 1 13 226 139 65 0

Misbah-ul-Haq Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 75 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 39 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 162 1 24 30 0 - - - 7.5 - 0 0 0
FC 242 - 324 246 3 1/2 - 82 4.55 108 - 0 0
List A 292 - 144 179 1 1/10 1/10 179 7.45 144 0 0 0
T20s 162 - - - - - - - - - - - -

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