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Pakistan team united under Misbah's captaincy: PCB Chairman ISLAMABAD: Chairman Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Shaharyar Khan has said that Pakistan team is united under Misbah's captaincy and it would start performing well."The morale of the team has been affected due to defeats against Australia in T20 and ODI series. But I hope shortcomings will be removed soon and the team will start performing well," he said in an interview.He said that he was disappointed at team's loss against adding that poor batting was the main cause of Pakistan's defeat.Chairman PCB made it clear that Misbah-ul-Haq was Pakistan's ODI captain and he would continue leading the team until the World Cup. "I want to make it clear that we have nominated Misbah as captain until the World Cup and there's no change in it," he said. He said all including Pakistan coach Waqar Younis and Chief selector-cum-Pakistan team manager Moin Khan were agreed that only Misbah should lead the ...

Younus named in provisional squad for Australia tests KARACHI: Pakistani selectors have named experienced opener Taufeeq Umar and senior batsman Younus Khan in a 19-member squad for the two-test series against Australia in the United Arab Emirates, starting next week."This squad will be trimmed down to 15 members after the four-day side match against Australia in Sharjah from Oct. 15 to 18," the Pakistan Cricket Board said in a statement.The board also included Mohammad Hafeez in the provisional squad, with his selection subject ...
Ajmal ready for bowling test, says PCB KARACHI: Former Pakistan off-spinner Saqlain Mushtaq believes Saeed Ajmal has rectified his action to permissible limits and is ready to undergo a test to return to cricket, the country's board said on Tuesday.The PCB will first send Ajmal, who was barred from bowling in international cricket for an illegal action, for an informal review, chairman Shaharyar Khan told reporters.The board had hired Mushtaq on a short-term contract to help Ajmal correct his action, which breached ...
PCB to investigate Afridi comments on captaincy issue KARACHI: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) will look into comments made by stand-in skipper Shahid Afridi which fuelled speculation about the future of captain Misbah-ul-Haq, board chairman Shaharyar Khan said on Tuesday.The 40-year-old Misbah had opted to sit out Pakistan's third one-day international against Australia in Abu Dhabi and all-rounder Afridi was named to lead the side.Afridi's comments at a news conference gave rise to speculation that he was in line to lead the team ...
Riaz ruled out of Australia tests KARACHI: Pakistan left-arm seamer Wahab Riaz has been ruled out of the two-test series against Australia, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said on Monday.The squad announcement has been delayed because of injury and form problems.Experienced all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez has a hand injury and left-armer Junaid Khan damaged his knee during the one-day series which Australia won 3-0.Long-serving captain Misbah-ul-Haq opted to miss the final one-dayer against Australia in Abu Dhabi because of his poor form.Pakistan ...
Australia reclaim top ODI ranking with Pakistan sweep MUMBAI: Australia have returned to the top of the one-day international rankings following their 3-0 whitewash of Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said on Monday.Australia slipped from the top spot after a shock three-wicket defeat to Zimbabwe in a tri-series, also involving South Africa, at the end of August.Mahendra Singh Dhoni's India claimed the number one ranking after Australia also lost to South Africa in the final of that ...
Misbah links one-day future to batting form ABU DHABI: Struggling Pakistan captain Misbah-ul Haq on Monday said he needed to start scoring runs again to continue playing as captain of the one-day side.Misbah, 40, withdrew himself from the third and final one-day match against Australia in Abu Dhabi on Sunday, raising doubts over his captaincy barely four months from the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.Shahid Afridi instead led Pakistan, but their fortunes did not change as Australia pulled off a ...


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