Caribbean Premier League 2013 July 25, 2013

Misbah to play in Caribbean Premier League

ESPNcricinfo staff

Misbah-ul-Haq, the Pakistan captain, will replace Australia's Luke Pomersbach in the St Lucia Zouks side for the inaugural Caribbean Premier League season. Pomersbach has been forced to pull out of the tournament, which begins next week, on compassionate leave. Misbah will enter the competition fresh from a Man-of-the-Series performance in the one-day series against West Indies, which ended on Wednesday.

"Although it is unfortunate that Luke Pomersbach will not be joining us, we have a high-quality replacement in Misbah-ul-Haq," Matthew Maynard, the Zouks assistant coach, said. "He brings with him a vast amount of experience of international cricket, something that will only be of benefit to our younger players, and his latest Twenty20 performance speaks for itself. On top of that he has been in excellent form during the recent ODI series against West Indies so he is completely acclimatised and match-ready and that is an added plus for us and for him."

Misbah, who led Faisalabad Wolves to victory in Pakistan's Super Eight T-20 Cup in March, will join Darren Sammy and Tino Best, as well as overseas players Herschelle Gibbs, Albie Morkel and Tamim Iqbal at the Zouks. He was the highest run-getter in the recently concluded series against West Indies, with 260 runs in five ODIs, including four fifties.

The Caribbean Premier League starts on July 30 in Barbados and concludes on August 24 in Trinidad.

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  • Dummy4 on July 29, 2013, 15:42 GMT

    good luck misbah and razzak shoud b incloued in this formet

  • wajid on July 28, 2013, 11:00 GMT

    CPL management didn,t respect shahid afridi as he is a great all-rounder in the world of T-20-20 cricket.may be a lot of shaid afridi ,s fans will miss him playing for cpl.

  • Dummy4 on July 27, 2013, 17:20 GMT

    Misbah-ul-Haq Best cricketer

  • Android on July 27, 2013, 7:26 GMT a gud t 20 batsman

  • Dummy4 on July 27, 2013, 4:40 GMT

    Well good to see misbah getting so much praise.... Its time for him to show that a 39 year old player can play well than 24 years one ....

  • Ata on July 27, 2013, 0:30 GMT

    Good stats, but these stats never represent who are actual winner, in current series Misbah strike rate in 2 matches was 42, and 41, in 5 matches his strike rate remain 63.. 63 strike rate means 189 runs per 300 balls... Imagine a team scoring 189 in a match, In fact he play to increase his average and true winner was Umer Akmal who scored 175 with average 58+ and strike rate 117+. but he could not get any MOM award. ICC should follow standard procedure to give MOM awards, if they gave shared MOM to Misbah and Simmons for scoring 75 runs at strike rate of below 60 & ignore Umer Akmal (40 not out SR 129) in tied match, then in last match A.Shehzad deserved to share MOM with Misbah, his inning was not different from Misbah. I still believe Jason holder was Man of the Match in Tied match. If MOM award is based on high scores, then in last match Ahmed Shahzad was high scorer. If it is based on extra ordinary performance then in most matches U. Akmal was deserving MOM.

  • Syed on July 26, 2013, 13:34 GMT

    A true quality player is misbah..

  • Sachit on July 26, 2013, 12:14 GMT

    Here is the platform for Misbah to prove his critics wrong who call him tuk tuk tuk...I am sure he would come out with flying colors out of this tournament.

  • Dummy4 on July 26, 2013, 10:52 GMT

    Misbah is a treasure .. hes also taking Faisalabad wolves to the CLT20. All the best to him.

  • ZIAUDDIN on July 26, 2013, 6:05 GMT

    CricketMatchSpecial, you are right that why Misbah was not included in the team when he was young because at that time there was no place empty in Pakistan team like, Inzimam, Muhammad Yousuf, Saeed Anwer, Aamir Sohail were in Full form and the team was perfect at that time. Misbah was not included at that time so it was beneficial for him because at that time he played lots of matches in other Pakistani local tournaments like, Quaid-e-Azam cup and so on....

    So now he is getting the fruit of the longer wait as a captain of Pakistani team.