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Misbah defies age and odds DUBAI: Last month Misbah-ul Haq was facing calls to be sacked as captain after Pakistan suffered embarrasing defeats in a one-day and Test series against minnows Zimbabwe.That came on the back of Pakistan's 3-0 humiliation at the hands of the number one ranked Test team South Africa and then a first round exit from the Champions Trophy in England added fuel to the fire.Former players and fans were gunning for Misbah's head, often criticised for a defensive approach -- both in batting and captaincy.But Thursday's seven-wicket win over South Africa completed his three-years at the helm in style as the 39-year-old proved he still is the best man to lead Pakistan.He is fitter than most of his younger team-mates, and is the leading scorer in one-day (961 in 21 matches) and of his country in Tests (480 in six) this year.Misbah held together Pakistan's batting in Abu Dhabi, scoring a ...

Pakistan recall all-rounder Hafeez for one day series KARACHI: Pakistan have recalled all-rounder Muhammad Hafeez for their upcoming five match one day series against South Africa in the United Arab Emirates.Misbah-ul-Haq will skipper the 16-member squad for the matches from Oct. 30 to Nov. 11 in Abu Dhabi, Sharjah and Dubai.Hafeez returns after being dropped recently for the test series against the South Africans.Pakistan won the first test in Abu Dhabi by seven wickets on Thursday to end the South African's near two ...
Geoff wants international cricket return to Pakistan ISLAMABAD: Former England batsman Geoff Boycott wants international cricket return to Pakistan saying he would love to go back and watch cricket there.Geoff Boycott, who had a prolific playing career from 1962 to 1986, said he have always enjoyed playing cricket in Pakistan, against Pakistan and watching Pakistan."Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis are two of my favourite bowlers," he told Pakpassion.net in an interview.Talking about the Pak-SA series, he said conditions are much more helpful ...
South Africa await stork's arrival as Amla arrives home CAPE TOWN: The imminent arrival of a baby is the primary concern for South Africa as they face the possibility of playing the upcoming second test against Pakistan without top batsman Hashim Amla.He returned to South Africa from the United Arab Emirates on Friday for the birth of his second child, scheduled for the weekend but by no means sure of happening right away, leaving his participation in doubt.It had always been planned the world's ...
Pakistan hails great win over South Africa KARACHI: Former greats Friday hailed Pakistan's upset victory over world number one Test side South Africa in Abu Dhabi, hoping it will lift the morale of the team and the fans.Misbah-ul-Haq's men bounced back from an embarrassing defeat to minnows Zimbabwe last month to beat the Proteas by seven wickets in the first game of their two-Test series.Former Test spinner Iqbal Qasim said the victory, achieved inside four days, should cheer up Pakistan's passionate but ...
Misbah achieve career-best rankings ISLAMABAD: Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq jumped to seventh position on the Reliance ICC Player Rankings for Test batsmen while a seven-wicket victory in the Abu Dhabi Test has guaranteed Pakistan a fourth position on the Reliance ICC Test Team Rankings.Misbah, 39 was rewarded for his 100 and 28 not out with a jump of five places that has put him in seventh position, just one place and seven ratings points behind Younus Khan, says a press ...
From zeroes to heroes, no telling with Pakistan ABU DHABI: One day they lose to the bottom team in the rankings, the next they beat the top side in the world.This is the Pakistan cricket team, often regarded as their own worst enemy.Widely castigated for a lack of unity and consistency after suffering an embarrassing defeat against minnows Zimbabwe in Harara a month ago, they were given little chance against Test number one team South Africa in Abu Dhabi.All the more so because ...

 



 
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