Misbah ul Haq

This page is dedicated to Misbah Ul Haq, Pakistan most successful Test captain as he has the most wins under his belt as a captain. Find out Misbah ul Haq's ODI, Test, Twenty20 International records - batting, fielding and bowling stats.


Full name Misbah-ul-Haq Khan Niazi
Born May 28, 1974, Mianwali, Punjab
Playing role Middle-order batsman
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Legbreak
Major teams Pakistan, Khan Research Labs, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Sargodha

Misbah-ul-Haq Khan Niazi is a Pakistani cricketer and the 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.

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Misbah ul Haq has been called Mr. Sensible due to his cool, level-headed approach on the field. He has a masters degree in business administration from the University of Management and Technology, Lahore.

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.

Misbah was one of the stars of the tournament, playing a large part in many thrilling run chases. The first was in the group stage against India where he scored a half century in a tied match. He was run out attempting the winning run off the last ball of the match. In their Super 8s encounter with Australia he was named Man of the Match with an unbeaten 66 off 42 deliveries to see his side home with 5 balls to spare. Another unbeaten innings in the semi final against New Zealand saw Pakistan book a spot in the final against India.

He played an instrumental role in Pakistan’s recovery in the inaugural 2007 ICC World Twenty20 final against arch-rivals India, with three 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 scored his maiden Test hundred against India at Kolkata in the 2nd Test of the 2007 series. After India managed 616 in their first innings, Pakistan were 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 & final Test of the series, Misbah made another fluent century this time finishing on 133 not out.

2008 began with some high points for Misbah as he was elevated to the post of Vice – Captain of the Pakistan team and was awarded a Grade A Contract. Since returning to International Cricket for Pakistan, Misbah has gone through a sustained patch of prolific run scoring. In his last 5 Test Match innings for Pakistan, he has notched up 458 runs at a very high batting average of 152.67 against India. In his last 5 ODIs as well, Misbah has made 190 Runs at an average of 63.33 & in Domestic Cricket for Punjab, he has amassed an astounding 586 runs at an average of 195.33 with 2 centuries and his highest first-class score of 208*.

Batting and Fielding Averages

Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 58 100 17 4000 161* 48.19 9138 43.77 8 29 407 55 43 0
ODIs 162 149 31 5122 96* 43.40 6945 73.75 0 42 342 83 66 0
T20Is 39 34 13 788 87* 37.52 715 110.20 0 3 45 26 14 0
First-class 205 336 41 14940 284 50.64 41 81 187 0
List A 279 256 53 9646 129* 47.51 11 68 121 0
Twenty20 116 103 30 2635 107* 36.09 2211 119.17 1 10 166 107 46 0

Bowling Averages

Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 58
ODIs 162 1 24 30 0 7.50 0 0 0
T20Is 39
First-class 205 318 242 3 1/2 80.66 4.56 106.0 0 0
List A 279 144 179 1 1/10 1/10 179.00 7.45 144.0 0 0 0
Twenty20 116

Misbah ul-Haq News

Morgan feels one-day victories augur well for England 17 Nov 2015

Sharjah (United Arab Emirates) – England’s limited over captain Eoin Morgan said Wednesday he believed victories in the ongoing one-day series against Pakistan augured well for his team, rebuilding after a disastrous World Cup earlier th...

Rising Pakistan thump England for 2-0 series win 5 Nov 2015

Sharjah (United Arab Emirates) – The spin trio of Shoaib Malik, Yasir Shah and Zulfiqar Babar shared nine wickets between them as Pakistan beat England by 127 runs in the third and final Test in Sharjah on Thursday. Shah finished with fo...

Pakistan grab two wickets as England seek series-levelling win 4 Nov 2015

Sharjah (United Arab Emirates) – Pakistan grabbed two early wickets to hit England hard in their chase of a 284-run target as the third and final Test heads for an intriguing finish after day four in Sharjah on Wednesday. England were 46...

Pakistan cricketers promise support to earthquake victims 27 Oct 2015

Dubai – Shocked Pakistan cricketers pledged their support to the relief effort in the wake of the massive earthquake on Monday that left more than 300 people dead in the country. The 7.5 magnitude quake hit Afghanistan and north-west Pak...

Pakistan overcome England to win Dubai Test 26 Oct 2015

Dubai – Pakistan’s bowlers wore down tough resistance from England’s tail to win the second Test by an emphatic 178-run margin in Dubai on Monday, taking a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. Leg-spinner Yasir Shah (4-87) and left-arm sp...

Pakistan sweat on Yasir Shah’s fitness 13 Oct 2015

Abu Dhabi – Key Pakistan spinner Yasir Shah suffered a back spasm during team training on Monday, a day before the start of the first Test against England in Abu Dhabi. The 29-year-old leg-spinner apparently hurt his back as he attemped ...

Younis Khan poised to pass ‘legend’ Miandad’s Pakistan run record 13 Oct 2015

Abu Dhabi – Younis Khan is poised to surpass Javed Miandad as Pakistan’s greatest Test match run scorer, but refuses to be considered the equal of a man he describes as a “legend and an idol”. The 37-year-old needs just 19 more runs in t...

Pakistan pose new spin threat for England Tests 12 Oct 2015

ABU DHABI – England face the daunting prospect of overcoming Pakistan’s new-look spin line-up as the Ashes winners try to reverse the Test whitewash they suffered last time around on the dry pitches of the United Arab Emirates. When they...

200 foreign players keen on Bangladesh Cricket T20 11 Oct 2015

Nearly 200 foreign cricketers have expressed interest in the Bangladesh Premier League despite security threats that forced the Australian team to cancel its tour of the country, officials said Sunday. Tainted Pakistani fast bowler Moham...

Bilal Asif retained in ODIs against Zimbabwe 30 Sep 2015

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shahryar Khan on Wednesday approved retaining right-arm off-break bowler Bilal Asif in the 16-man squad against Zimbabwe following the recommendation made by the national selection committee. The...

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