This will be Misbah-ul-Haq's first World Cup as a leader © AFP
This will be Misbah-ul-Haq’s first World Cup as a leader © AFP

Dec 23, 2014

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Shaharyar Khan on Tuesday confirmed that their regular One-Day International (ODI) skipper, Misbah-ul-Haq will lead Pakistan in next years ICC World Cup 2015. Addressing a  press conference at Lahore he said, “Misbah’s performance is very good, he has broken world records against teams such as Australia. He has always played well.”

According to the PCB Chairman said also threw light on the suspected bowling action of all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez and spinner Saeed Ajmal, “We want both of them to play in the World Cup.They are going to Chennai, where both of them will undergo informal testing.”

Answering a question about retirement of Shahid Afridi Shaharyar said, “it is Shahid Afridi’s own decision. It does not affect the World Cup. He is a great cricketer and a great entertainer.” Appreciating the improved performance of the Women’s Cricket Championship PCB Chairman said, “There has been a lot of improvement in their fielding, batting and bowling.”