A PCB statement said that Misbah had stepped down from his position for just that one particular match © IANS (File Photo)
A PCB statement said that Misbah had stepped down from his position for just that one particular match © IANS (File Photo)

Karachi: Oct 14, 2014

Pakistan‘s chief selector and team manger has said that there should be no doubts that Misbah-ul Haq would captain their cricket team during the 2015 World Cup in accordance with an earlier announcement made by Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Shahryar Khan.

Moin also said that mercurial all-rounder Shahid Afridi had not expressed his desire to become the captain of the national cricket team and added that too much should not be expected from a team that was undergoing reconstruction.

Moin claimed that there were no divisions within the team and that the players were happy with the team management. Former cricketer Wasim Akram has also backed Misbah as captain for the coming edition of the cricket World Cup, The Dawn reported.

Speculations became rife in light of the national cricket team’s captaincy following Misbah’s decision to step down from the team for the third ODI against Australia in Abu Dhabi. Afridi led the team in Misbah’s absence.

The move had prompted the PCB to issue a statement to clarify the situation, which said that Misbah had stepped down from his position for just that one particular match.

Pakistan suffered a whitewash at the hands of the Australians in the three-match ODI series, which was played in the United Arab Emirates.

After being routed 3-0 in the one-day series Pakistan now plays a two-match Test series against the same opponents starting in Dubai from October 22, the report added.