Player Bio

Misbah-ul-Haq

  • Matches

    948
  • Runs

    41021
  • Wickets

    4
Role Allrounder
Batting Style Right-hand bat
Bowling Style Legbreak
Nationality Pakistani
Nickname Misbah-ul-Haq
DOB 28 May 1974

The most remarkable aspect 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 after the tumultuous period it had gone through. As a batsman, Misbah can either defend dourly with unflagging patience, or irritate bowlers with his improvisations. It helps that his defensive technique is sound: that solid foundation has helped him bat for long periods in Test cricket. That aspect of his game was in evidence right from his first Test innings in 2001, when he survived over two hours to score 28 in Auckland. He should have played much more international cricket thereafter, but was held back by his inconsistency. For four years between 2003 and 2007, he didn't play a single Test, and only turned up for a handful of ODIs. However, a run-filled domestic season, followed by club cricket in England and Inzamam's retirement from ODIs, prompted the board to award Misbah a central contract in July 2007. A month later, he was surprisingly picked, ahead of Mohammad Yousuf, for the 15-man squad for the Twenty20 World Championship in South Africa. He repaid the selectors' faith by finishing the tournament as Pakistan's best player and nearly taking them to victory in the final. He continued the good run on the tour to India later that year, scoring two hundreds, each of which spanned more than 400 minutes. However, it was in 2011 that Misbah truly rose above the crowd and established his credentials as a top-class batsman and a leader of men. He was in charge when Pakistan completed one of their greatest Test series wins - a 3-0 sweep over the then No. 1 side, England in early 2012. Perhaps it's his degree in business management that has helped him manage, and get the best out of, a team as unpredictable as Pakistan.

Batting Averages

MatInnsNO RunsHSAve BFSR100 504s6s
Test 75 132 20 5222 161** 47.00 11726 45 10 39 511 81
ODI 162 149 31 5122 96** 43.00 6945 74 0 42 342 83
T20 151 134 35 3308 107** 33.00 2817 117 1 12 212 133
F-C 234 386 46 16716 284* 49.00 0 0 43 97 0 0
T20I 39 34 13 788 87** 38.00 715 110 0 3 45 26

Bowling Averages

Mat InnsBalls RunsWkts BBIBBM AveEcon SR4w 5w10
Test 75 0 0 0 0 - - 0.00 0 0 0 0 0
ODI 162 1 24 30 0 - - 0.00 7 0 0 0 0
T20 151 0 0 0 0 - - 0.00 0 0 0 0 0
F-C 234 0 324 246 3 - - 82.00 5 108 108 0 0
List A 287 0 144 179 1 - - 179.00 7 144 144 0 0
T20I 39 0 0 0 0 - - 0.00 0 0 0 0 0
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date
99,0 Pakistan Sri Lanka Abu Dhabi 2013-12-31

Career Statistics

Test debut New Zealand v Pakistan at Auckland, Mar 8-12, 2001 Scorecard
Last Test West Indies v Pakistan at Roseau, May 10-14, 2017 Scorecard
ODI debut Pakistan v New Zealand at Lahore, Apr 27, 2002 Scorecard
Last ODI Australia v Pakistan at Adelaide, Mar 20, 2015 Scorecard
T20I debut Bangladesh v Pakistan at Nairobi (Gym), Sep 2, 2007 Scorecard
Last T20I England v Pakistan at Abu Dhabi, Feb 27, 2012 Scorecard
First-Class debut 1998/99 Scorecard
Last First-Class Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited v Sui Southern Gas Corporation at Faisalabad, Oct 21-22, 2017 Scorecard
List A debut 1998/99 Scorecard
Last List A Faisalabad v Federally Administered Tribal Areas at Rawalpindi, Jan 29, 2018 Scorecard

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