Pakistan news May 10, 2012

Misbah steps down as Twenty20 captain

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Misbah-ul-Haq has stepped down* as Pakistan's Twenty20 captain and Mohammad Hafeez has been named his successor for the Sri Lanka series in June.

Misbah had captained Pakistan in eight games. His last Twenty20 assignment was the three-match series against England in the UAE in February, which England won 2-1. Misbah scored 67 runs there, with a strike-rate of just over 80.

Hafeez said he was looking forward to the additonal responsibility. "Representing Pakistan is always an honour and captaining it is more than that. Now being a captain, I don't see any added pressure," Hafeez said. "The strategy might be different but while implementing them I will take my coaches and the PCB on board to get the best results for the team."

Fast bowler Mohammad Sami, who last played for Pakistan in 2010, made a comeback. Sami had taken only one wicket in five matches for Karachi Dophins in the domestic Faysal Bank Super Eight T20 Cup in March, but had finished as the joint leading wicket-taker in the Bangladesh Premier League for Duronto Rajshahi. He was particularly successful against Dhaka Gladiators, claiming a hat-trick and then figures of 5 for 6 against them in two league games.

The new faces in the squad include Sialkot Stallions batsmen Shakeel Ansar, who came into the limelight with his maiden Twenty20 hundred against Peshawar Panthers in March in the Faysal Bank Super Eight T20 Cup, and Haris Sohail who went through that tournament scoring 173 runs in four matches without being dismissed. Left-arm spinner Raza Hasan, who claimed 12 wickets in five games in the Super Eight T20 Cup for Sialkot, also made it to the squad.

Pakistan will play two Twenty20s, five ODIs and three Tests between June 1 and July 12 in Sri Lanka.

*This story has been updated to reflect that Misbah-ul-Haq has not announced an official retirement from Twenty20 cricket

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  • POSTED BY on | May 13, 2012, 11:47 GMT

    31 players were included in all 3 formats.Razzaq deserved chance in one of formats.Good to see matured Misbah being replaced by another matured & shrewd capt Hafeez. Glad to see Sami back.If he is used positively then we have a lethal bowler.Hope Whatmore will not tolerate Sami being ridiculed as has been the case in past.

  • POSTED BY imranmujtaba on | May 13, 2012, 10:11 GMT

    Thanks to PCB - atlast Misbah is kicked out of the T20. I hope they will soon kick Misbah and Younis out of ODI as well - If Pakistan can play without M Yousuf then they can easily play without Misbah (mr. tuk tuk) and Younis in ODI. It will allow new players to cement their position for next world cup. Also, poor Akmal may get some chance to prove himself at number 3/4. PLEASE PCB do something for ODI as well.....

  • POSTED BY smfaisalhussain on | May 13, 2012, 9:54 GMT

    @rawcrickettalent I would like to make a few changes based on T20 performances and caliber: 1:Kamran Akmal (wk) 2:Nasir Jamshed 3:M.Hafeez 4:Umar AKmal 5:Haris Sohail 6:Afridi 7:Mahmood 8:Hammad Azam 9:Umar Gul 10:M.Sami 11:Saeed Ajmal

    I hate Kamran Akmal, but he is a better keeper than Umar Akmal. Umar Akmal can't keep at all!! Ahmed Shahzad is a good cricketer, but needs to sort out his discipline issues first!! and Malik is a "fasaad ki jarr", plus Mahmood is a proven performer in BPL, Eng, IPL, etc!! Also, we already hav Afridi, Hafeez and Ajmal as spinners, so Mahmood's pace will help. Hammad isnt a good bowler yet!

  • POSTED BY on | May 12, 2012, 16:22 GMT

    one player missing imran nazir he deserves to be in team and azhar mahmood / razzaq any one of them i think Pak have good chance to win wc 20/20 this year

  • POSTED BY on | May 12, 2012, 16:20 GMT

    thats good but i guess captian should have been afridi or malik i dont think hafeez can handle pressure of wc 20/20 which is coming in 3 months

  • POSTED BY on | May 12, 2012, 10:28 GMT

    hahahhahahahah where is new faces??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

  • POSTED BY on | May 12, 2012, 9:46 GMT

    Imran Nazir had been chanced many time in the past BUT he never be allowed to play his natural game, he always played under the pressure and afraid of exclution from team...he always face1st match in and next match out situation in each series if you rememberd... thats why he never performed well, so now my idea is to please include him in the team before worlds cup, Dave Watmore should work on his unpredictable/blunder shorts which he always plays and tell him to play sensabiliy/stress free untill next T20 World Cup no body will drop you till World Cup though if he does not perform till WC and during the World Cup no one will speak about Imran Nazir including me, by this way i am sure he will perform and help Pakistan to grab the T20 World Cup again. How is my idea?

  • POSTED BY ExplicitPlatinum on | May 12, 2012, 8:57 GMT

    @SyedAbidHussain Your statement is invalid. Shehzad is the future along with Umar Akmal. Umar has been put at NO.6 so he would be under pressure of having to put a decent score (Which would lead to a stutter that would get him out). Do you even understand what an allrounder is? Half batsmen? Half bowler? They can play the role just as well as a batsmen or bowler. Regarding Shakeel Ansar, Umar Akmal can't keep so we might aswell try him out and reduce any leakage of runs when fielding. I personally feel that Sarfraz Ahmed should be the keeper in all formats of the game. The thing about young pacers is that their confidence in bowling will fall dramatically because they will get hammered. Look at how SA play Rusty Theron in T20's, he can bat a bit too. I just chose the best possible XI from the players selected for the tour.

  • POSTED BY on | May 12, 2012, 6:31 GMT

    I think beside some of the selected plyrz like farhat (damad g), Malik.. The selectors have done a gud job.. Some cricket fans talkin about Razzaq but a gud decision to not selecting him as his attitude has fell down as pace bowler as fielder & as batsman too... The century he had scored against england 2 yrz back was his only innings otherwise he has done nothing whole yr... Jst letng him play as he can smash a team on his day whether the that day come once after 2 yrz is not a wise decision.. Razzaq have to bring himself up as an athlete.. Umar Akmal also a talent wdout a mind.. he shud learn smthng from Kohli of his same age group a more mature and sensible as far as batting concern.. SHahzaib, khurram Manzoor, & others will surely b under radar of the selctr..

  • POSTED BY rawcrickettalent on | May 12, 2012, 6:17 GMT

    my t20 team 1:Ahmed Shehzad 2:Nasir Jamshed 3:M.Hafeez 4:Umar AKmal(w.k) 5:Haris Sohail 6:Afridi 7:Malik 8:Hammad Azam 9:Umar Gul 10:M.Sami 11:Saeed Ajmal!! agreed ???

  • POSTED BY on | May 13, 2012, 11:47 GMT

    31 players were included in all 3 formats.Razzaq deserved chance in one of formats.Good to see matured Misbah being replaced by another matured & shrewd capt Hafeez. Glad to see Sami back.If he is used positively then we have a lethal bowler.Hope Whatmore will not tolerate Sami being ridiculed as has been the case in past.

  • POSTED BY imranmujtaba on | May 13, 2012, 10:11 GMT

    Thanks to PCB - atlast Misbah is kicked out of the T20. I hope they will soon kick Misbah and Younis out of ODI as well - If Pakistan can play without M Yousuf then they can easily play without Misbah (mr. tuk tuk) and Younis in ODI. It will allow new players to cement their position for next world cup. Also, poor Akmal may get some chance to prove himself at number 3/4. PLEASE PCB do something for ODI as well.....

  • POSTED BY smfaisalhussain on | May 13, 2012, 9:54 GMT

    @rawcrickettalent I would like to make a few changes based on T20 performances and caliber: 1:Kamran Akmal (wk) 2:Nasir Jamshed 3:M.Hafeez 4:Umar AKmal 5:Haris Sohail 6:Afridi 7:Mahmood 8:Hammad Azam 9:Umar Gul 10:M.Sami 11:Saeed Ajmal

    I hate Kamran Akmal, but he is a better keeper than Umar Akmal. Umar Akmal can't keep at all!! Ahmed Shahzad is a good cricketer, but needs to sort out his discipline issues first!! and Malik is a "fasaad ki jarr", plus Mahmood is a proven performer in BPL, Eng, IPL, etc!! Also, we already hav Afridi, Hafeez and Ajmal as spinners, so Mahmood's pace will help. Hammad isnt a good bowler yet!

  • POSTED BY on | May 12, 2012, 16:22 GMT

    one player missing imran nazir he deserves to be in team and azhar mahmood / razzaq any one of them i think Pak have good chance to win wc 20/20 this year

  • POSTED BY on | May 12, 2012, 16:20 GMT

    thats good but i guess captian should have been afridi or malik i dont think hafeez can handle pressure of wc 20/20 which is coming in 3 months

  • POSTED BY on | May 12, 2012, 10:28 GMT

    hahahhahahahah where is new faces??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

  • POSTED BY on | May 12, 2012, 9:46 GMT

    Imran Nazir had been chanced many time in the past BUT he never be allowed to play his natural game, he always played under the pressure and afraid of exclution from team...he always face1st match in and next match out situation in each series if you rememberd... thats why he never performed well, so now my idea is to please include him in the team before worlds cup, Dave Watmore should work on his unpredictable/blunder shorts which he always plays and tell him to play sensabiliy/stress free untill next T20 World Cup no body will drop you till World Cup though if he does not perform till WC and during the World Cup no one will speak about Imran Nazir including me, by this way i am sure he will perform and help Pakistan to grab the T20 World Cup again. How is my idea?

  • POSTED BY ExplicitPlatinum on | May 12, 2012, 8:57 GMT

    @SyedAbidHussain Your statement is invalid. Shehzad is the future along with Umar Akmal. Umar has been put at NO.6 so he would be under pressure of having to put a decent score (Which would lead to a stutter that would get him out). Do you even understand what an allrounder is? Half batsmen? Half bowler? They can play the role just as well as a batsmen or bowler. Regarding Shakeel Ansar, Umar Akmal can't keep so we might aswell try him out and reduce any leakage of runs when fielding. I personally feel that Sarfraz Ahmed should be the keeper in all formats of the game. The thing about young pacers is that their confidence in bowling will fall dramatically because they will get hammered. Look at how SA play Rusty Theron in T20's, he can bat a bit too. I just chose the best possible XI from the players selected for the tour.

  • POSTED BY on | May 12, 2012, 6:31 GMT

    I think beside some of the selected plyrz like farhat (damad g), Malik.. The selectors have done a gud job.. Some cricket fans talkin about Razzaq but a gud decision to not selecting him as his attitude has fell down as pace bowler as fielder & as batsman too... The century he had scored against england 2 yrz back was his only innings otherwise he has done nothing whole yr... Jst letng him play as he can smash a team on his day whether the that day come once after 2 yrz is not a wise decision.. Razzaq have to bring himself up as an athlete.. Umar Akmal also a talent wdout a mind.. he shud learn smthng from Kohli of his same age group a more mature and sensible as far as batting concern.. SHahzaib, khurram Manzoor, & others will surely b under radar of the selctr..

  • POSTED BY rawcrickettalent on | May 12, 2012, 6:17 GMT

    my t20 team 1:Ahmed Shehzad 2:Nasir Jamshed 3:M.Hafeez 4:Umar AKmal(w.k) 5:Haris Sohail 6:Afridi 7:Malik 8:Hammad Azam 9:Umar Gul 10:M.Sami 11:Saeed Ajmal!! agreed ???

  • POSTED BY WickyRoy.paklover on | May 12, 2012, 3:20 GMT

    @shakib.no.1.bd,by d way who cares about ur 3rd ratd bd team(a bunch of below average),u mean if we import below average playrs like mushfiq,jaharul,etc 4 our pak,then this news would bcome worth readng lolz,u better help ur board to search for proper 11 plyrs then coment here,@shrinivas,remebr U r commentng about best t20,test team along sa,n this forum z nt made to over.rate n over boast ur so cald 'god, only

  • POSTED BY Zahidsaltin on | May 12, 2012, 1:29 GMT

    USMAN SALLAHUDIN, the best batsman young talent in pakistan is been ignored again. He deserved to be in the test team instead of Faisal Iqbal

  • POSTED BY AnotherCricketer on | May 11, 2012, 22:20 GMT

    It is a shame to see Shoaib Malik, Sohail Tanvir, and Imran Farhat in the team. Had the team been picked on merit, there is no place for any of these players based on the last year and a half worth of performance numbers. Very Sad!

  • POSTED BY on | May 11, 2012, 17:30 GMT

    mohammad yousaf in tests imran nazir and shahzeb hassan in 20 20 and abdurrazak in 1 day as well as 20 20 would have been better . yasir arafat imran farhat and faisal ikbal are waste of resources

  • POSTED BY cricket_fan_1980 on | May 11, 2012, 16:34 GMT

    Professor is the best choice for T20 captain. He will make us win. Solid player he has developed into. Misbah should captain tests and Younis should be in the test squad only. I think Afridi should captain the ODIs. Misbah should play under Afridi in ODI but be his "stabilizer". The England team has adopted these types of models and performed well. It will mix up our attack/defence tactics and throw other teams off. The critical thing for Pakistan to ascend fast to the top is to remain unpredictable on the field. Not sure about Sami, although he is a good bowler

  • POSTED BY rahulcricket007 on | May 11, 2012, 14:20 GMT

    VERY BAD NEWS FOR DHONI . MISBAH HAS BEEN A LUCKY CHARM FOR HIM IN THE IND-PAK WC MATCHES . BECAUSE OF MISBAH INDIA HAS WON A WC SEMIFINAL & A WC FINAL .

  • POSTED BY a.syed81 on | May 11, 2012, 14:09 GMT

    I haven't seen Sami since a while and my only question is that has he improved or not? Can somebody tell?

  • POSTED BY on | May 11, 2012, 13:58 GMT

    How can we compared Abdul Razzaq (The most talented allrounder,match winner,crowd puller etc.....) with these kind of low profile failure players like Yasir Arafat,Imran Farhat,Sohail Tanvir,Faisal Iqbal......Totally Unfair Unfair.......Abdul Razzaq.....We are with you !

  • POSTED BY Bilal_Choudry on | May 11, 2012, 13:23 GMT

    raza hassan is a true potential at this level .. i hope he gets his chance also happy for khalid latif the man worked very hard

  • POSTED BY on | May 11, 2012, 13:16 GMT

    I think Their must be no room for Sami as he always proved Ordinary bowler at Int,l level .Yasir Arfat .... useless to add ...... must add Awais Zia ( Future Boom Boom ) , Imran Nazir is good choice for coming T20 WC, He can destroy any pace attack, good fielder as well Missing Abdul Razzak

  • POSTED BY asim229 on | May 11, 2012, 12:40 GMT

    Good decision. Must have been done much earlier. Also retire from ODIs Asap. Imran nazir's talent is wasted by the management.

  • POSTED BY revolution72 on | May 11, 2012, 12:16 GMT

    mad selection.. LALA should be the captain. Even Imran Nazir & Kamran Akmal performed .. where are they

    Not in Order... 1. Owais Zia 2. Hafeez 3. I Nazir 4. U Akmal 5. LALA 6. Hammad 7. Razzaq 8. Gul 9. Ajmal 10. Farhat 11. Kamran

  • POSTED BY Sehwag_Is_Ordinary on | May 11, 2012, 12:09 GMT

    dont worry Pak fans, Imran Nazir will play T20 World cup after this team fails in Srilanka

  • POSTED BY getsetgopk on | May 11, 2012, 12:01 GMT

    Now let Misbah step down from ODI captaincy as well and let Afridi take charge. That way all the three of them will get a piece of the pie with no conflicts at all, seems a perfect solution.

  • POSTED BY on | May 11, 2012, 11:17 GMT

    Stupid sellection........ Imran nazir & A razaq should have given chance instead of Yasir arfat & Imran farhat go and learn cricket first Iqbal Qasim i was thinking you are a sensible person but you proved me wrong Sarfraz nawaz is a rude person and always criticised on cricketers like wasim akram waqar younis imran khan the legends of pakistan how he has taken as coach chairman open ur eyes what you are going to do with pakistan cricket in future which is alraedy in hell.

  • POSTED BY PakFan1209 on | May 11, 2012, 11:04 GMT

    Poor selection they should have chosen Imran Nazir, Abdul Razzaq and Owais shah i am really disappointed with the t20 selection and Afridi should have been the captain in ODI's and T20's

  • POSTED BY AnasK on | May 11, 2012, 10:39 GMT

    First of all no complaints to the selection. I think its really good to see Sami back in the side because we do not have a fast bowler who can provide extra pace and be best in depth. Not happy to see Sohail in the side because he is not doing well this domestic season. While, I think Malik deserved to be in team he did a fantastic job in domestic season and he is in form so no need to waste him. And for the Imran Nazir fans, I think he is not a proper player, we have more good players than him. We have Ahmed Shehzad, Khalid Latif and Nasir Jamshed, which are way better than Nazir. Good Luck Hafeez & Misbah. PAKISTAN ZINDABAD !!!

  • POSTED BY Farrukh.91. on | May 11, 2012, 10:37 GMT

    cannot understand why Owais Zia has been dropped, when we all saw how much England were scared of him!

  • POSTED BY on | May 11, 2012, 10:35 GMT

    What's wrong with these selectors. Where is Abdul Razzaq, You selected low profile players like Malik, Farhat, Arfat, Faisal,etc. And A. Razzaq who performed in his whole carrer at no 8 and is at no 4 for all time highest odi wickets for pak. Just a little bad patch and out for ever. No Pak players is invloved in more wins than Razzaq for pak.

  • POSTED BY K.a.l.i.n.g.a_D_w.a.r.r.i.o.R on | May 11, 2012, 10:30 GMT

    why Imran Nazir is not in the squad....? I am an indiian and we have great respect for Imran Nazir .....on his day he can smash the top bowlers of the world out of park...missing Imran NAZIR IN THE SQUAD:(

  • POSTED BY s.a.91 on | May 11, 2012, 10:28 GMT

    Why not Imran Nazir? Why why?

  • POSTED BY WickyRoy.paklover on | May 11, 2012, 10:01 GMT

    Well selectn z nt too bad if nt great ,i have been anti sami,anti faisal spectactor throughout my teenage bt lets face d fact,both have been perfrming upto mark in domestic which z d criteria 4 ur selectn in natnl side,as far as present selectn panel z concernd.

  • POSTED BY saadfarrukh1 on | May 11, 2012, 9:14 GMT

    i had a lot of hopes from this new board and selection comitee they have all been shattered inclusion of tested player like sami,arfat,tanvir,imran farhat,faisal iqbal and then a 33 years old shakeel ansar, is ridiculus

  • POSTED BY likeintcricket on | May 11, 2012, 8:41 GMT

    Sami, Shoaib and Suhail Tanvir's selection means something is not right. With this kind of selection what could you expect.

  • POSTED BY anshu.s on | May 11, 2012, 8:40 GMT

    I will try to give an Indian perspective to this discussion,in my unbiased opinion Pakistan batting line up in shorter format lacks oomph factor,ability to hit big sixes apart from Umar Akmal n Afridi,there batting strikepower was ordinary in Asia cup and they were bailed by there bowling attack.Imran Nazir,Sharjeel khan and Rameez Raza jr need to be there especially Imran Nazeer he is one Pak batsman we Indian fans worry about,for some medium pace bowling allrounder they need to look at there u-19 teams.Pak batsmen in flat pitches we get all over the world need to score wth an higher strike rate.

  • POSTED BY on | May 11, 2012, 7:48 GMT

    Very Bad selection & Unfair decision ? 1.Yasir Arafat.......Give chance to Abdul Razzaq 2.Imran Farhat.......Give chance to Imran Nazir 3.Faisal Iqbal.......Give chance to M.Yousuf

  • POSTED BY Nadeem1976 on | May 11, 2012, 7:14 GMT

    PCB listened to fans and finally slow and boring Misbah is out of T2020 . This is great news. We don't need test players in T2020 and ODI cricket.

    Salute to PCB for making this decision. I don't care we win or lose , just bring back boom boom style of cricket for which Pakistan is famous in T2020 cricket.

    Great job PCB.

  • POSTED BY Rasper on | May 11, 2012, 6:58 GMT

    My team for WC-T20

    Ahmed Shahzad / Nasir Jamshed Mohammad Hafeez (capt), Shakeel Ansar (wk) Shoaib Malik, Umar Akmal, Shahid Afridi, Hammad Azam / Yasir Arafat Umar Gul, Sohail Tanvir / Fast Bowler / Spinner Saeed Ajmal, Mohammad Sami / Fast Bowler

  • POSTED BY on | May 11, 2012, 6:53 GMT

    where is Awias Zia is it ajoke with Pak cricket

  • POSTED BY Anubis on | May 11, 2012, 6:52 GMT

    Why not Shahzeb Hasan? He has performed considerably well in both BPL and Faysal Bank T20 tournaments.

  • POSTED BY Omer_Kiani on | May 11, 2012, 6:15 GMT

    Dear All, Please dont be surprised to See Faisal and Imran Farhat .... Becasue decison is totally based on biased approched.... please see this equations

    1) Iqbal Qasim(Chief Selector) = Karachi = Miandad (High Offcial in PCB) = Faisal (A Karachi Baby)

    2) Ilyas ( PCB Official) = Father in Law Imran = Imran (Son in Law Baby)

  • POSTED BY Perfect.Stranger on | May 11, 2012, 4:53 GMT

    @Kumail_Asadi.. who is "WE" dude. Are you referring to yourself as 'WE' or does it include one more person as well. I have no doubts about Misbah's captaincy. He is a decent captain with a decent record but the fact is that his style of game doesnt suit T20 cricket. Age is not on his side and at times he is too defensive. Also its better to have a new captain in T20 format so as to groom people for future leadership. Misbah needs to be replaced in ODI's as well. I think Hafeez's captaincy in T20 world cup will give an indication of his standing in this position. We cant expect Misbah to play in next world cup. So better build a new foundation. And i really feel its wrong to select players like malik and sami. If Sami fired in some domestic t20 competition doesnt mean he becomes fit for international duty again. he had his chances and he has failed. BPL had a lot of ordinary players in it (upto 7 in every teams playing 11). So his firing there is no indicator of his caliber.

  • POSTED BY RizwanKhan102 on | May 11, 2012, 4:33 GMT

    we want M.Yousuf in test cricket

  • POSTED BY AnotherCricketer on | May 11, 2012, 4:30 GMT

    Sohail Tanvir, again? I guess the team plan to play with six bowlers. What a mess!

  • POSTED BY siddiqi on | May 11, 2012, 4:26 GMT

    Selecting proven below average players like Sami, Farhat and Faisal means Pakistan cricket is struggling to find better talents or selectors does not have courage to give chance to young talent. If Ahmad Shahzad is considered a good T20 player then why can't he be selected for ODIs. Selecting Faisal over Umar Akmal in tests means PCB is not prepared to groom best young talents available. At the end best of luck to this PAKISTAN team and Inshallah they will win some matches on this tour.

  • POSTED BY A.Ghafoor on | May 11, 2012, 4:00 GMT

    Its a very balanced team. Especially the inclusion of the best players of the t20 from domestic tournament is a very encouraging thing. Players of Sialkot Stallion have exceptional talent. This will boost their confidence.

  • POSTED BY on | May 11, 2012, 3:01 GMT

    good news to have ahmad shehzad but worst not to have imran nazeer, a highly talented, proven and wonderful player of T20 format. I think PCB should reconsider him for both T20 and ODIs

  • POSTED BY bala2rahul on | May 11, 2012, 1:52 GMT

    Why do u need 16 players for a 2 match twenty20 series ???

  • POSTED BY QingdaoXI on | May 11, 2012, 1:22 GMT

    For T-20 Abdul Razzaq, Imran Nazir and Kamran Akmal should be in th playing XI. But they dont find place in a squad, what is PCB doing. My Playing XI for T-20: Mohd Hafeez, Imran Nazir, Kamran Akmal, Ahmed Shezad, Umar Akmal, Shoaib Malik, Abdul Razzaq, Shahid Afredi, Umer Gul, Mohd Sami, Saeed Ajmal, Abdur Rehmann.

  • POSTED BY on | May 11, 2012, 0:53 GMT

    wher the hell is Imran Nazir? he is a big match player, just go back & check out wat happend in icl & bpl? he fired in the finals as well as the semi finals, i think they should remember 2007 t20 world cup semi final & final also, if he would have been there for atleast 3-4 more overs he would have sealed the match & world cup, but some of the foolish people in the selection commitee doesn't understand that........... i hope he is back soon, atleast for the t20 world cup

  • POSTED BY on | May 11, 2012, 0:52 GMT

    This team is OK OK but since lastone yearthay had super opener in PCB central contract and still n ot given a chance yet which is SHARJEEL KHAN.............He should have got the chance now so he could perform and get the international lime light to prepare himself for the T20 world cup............I dont know when our selectors will select the desrving boy !! It remains a big question !!

  • POSTED BY Sinhaya on | May 11, 2012, 0:30 GMT

    Seriously Pakistan should have chosen Hammad Azam, Babar Azam and Usman Salahuddin in stead of useless duo Imran Farhat and Faisal Iqbal!

  • POSTED BY on | May 10, 2012, 22:27 GMT

    Pakistan Test Team

    1 Muhammad Hafeez - V. Captain 2 Taufiq Umer 3 Azhar Ali 4 Misbah ul Haq - Captain 5 Younis Khan 6 Asad Shafiq 7 Adnan Akmal - WK 8 Umer Gul 9 Saeed Ajmal 10 Abdul Rehman 11 Mohammad Sami 12 Faisal Iqbal 13 Junaid Khan 14 Afaq Raheem 15 Muhammad Ayub Dogar 16 Aizaz Cheema

    Stand Bye:

    1 Muhammad Talha 2 Usman Salahuddin 3 Muhammad Irfan 4 Tanveer Ahmed

  • POSTED BY on | May 10, 2012, 22:27 GMT

    why pick shakeel ansar? They should retain sarfraz ahmed as wicketkeeper or give Umar Akmal the gloves for t20.

  • POSTED BY on | May 10, 2012, 22:22 GMT

    Pakistan ODI Team

    1 Muhammad Hafeez- V.Captain 2 Nasir Jamshed 3 Younis Khan 4 Misbah ul Haq - Captain 5 Umer Akmal 6 Sarfraz Ahmed - WK 7 Shahid Afridi 8 Umer Gul 9 Rahat Ali 10 Saeed Ajmal 11 Abdul Rehman 12 Mohammad Sami 13 Asad Shafiq 14 Aizaz Cheema 15 Azhar Ali 16 Imran Farhat (WRONG).....ABDUL RAZZAQ.....(OK)

  • POSTED BY on | May 10, 2012, 22:15 GMT

    Pakistan T-20 Team

    1 Khalid Latif (OK) 2 Ahmed Shahzad (OK) 3 Muhammad Hafeez - Captain (OK) 4 Shoaib Malik (OK) 5 Umer Akmal (OK) 6 Shakeel Ansar - WK (OK) 7 Shahid Afridi (OK) 8 Yasir Arfat (WRONG).....ABDUL RAZZAQ..... (OK) 9 Umer Gul (OK) 10 Sohail Tanveer (WRONG).....ASAD SHAFIQ.....(OK) 11 Saeed Ajmal (OK) 12 Raza Hassan (OK) 13 Haris Sohail (OK) 14 Mohammad Sami (OK) 15 Hammad Azam (OK) 16 Nasir Jamshed (OK)

  • POSTED BY on | May 10, 2012, 22:01 GMT

    Where is Abdul Razzaq ????????????????????????????

  • POSTED BY avmd on | May 10, 2012, 21:56 GMT

    Generally a good T20 team, although don't kow why Hammad Azam is selected. He is an overrated player, neither a bastman, nor a bowler. Glad to see new selction committee awarding the hardwork, irrespective of age. Sami and Malik earned their places. Razzaq's time has came an gone, he is not worth of international matches anymore, good for domestic matches only. Imran Nazir has been given enough chances, has beem a failure at international level.

  • POSTED BY on | May 10, 2012, 20:50 GMT

    ONE QUESTION:

    Where is Abdul Razzaq??

  • POSTED BY on | May 10, 2012, 20:35 GMT

    Imran Nazir?? Why is he never got selected...PCB is wasting him..He is an amazing talent, one of the best striker of cricket ball in modern cricket..

  • POSTED BY kc69 on | May 10, 2012, 20:17 GMT

    All i can say is Mohammed Hafeez has Earned his captaincy.And i believe Shoaib Malik is useless now...give chance to some young allrounder.

  • POSTED BY Kumail_Asadi on | May 10, 2012, 19:53 GMT

    I Dont know Why peoples are against Misbah. T20 win 6, loss 2. Test win 9, loss 1. ODI win 23, loss 6. Who said Misbah is not good in any format???? After losing Sri Lanka T20 Series, PCB will turn down his decision. PCB will realize that Misbah is best for T20 Captain. we want Misbah as T20 Captain in Worldcup otherwise it's boycott we will not watch any T20 match of Worldcup.

  • POSTED BY on | May 10, 2012, 19:26 GMT

    i dont think so the new players who are included in the squad will get a chance to play , the squad is of 16 players and only 11 will play and IMRAN NAZIR deserve a Chance instead of khalid latif

  • POSTED BY BowledYa on | May 10, 2012, 19:16 GMT

    @Fogu. You are right on. I am Pakistani and agree 100% with you. A lot of Pak fans are blinded by so-called boom boom's limelight and can't separate fact from fiction. Not only Misbah's captaincy is miles ahead of Afridi's but his batting has also been a key reasons for all those wins. The fans only remember the losses but forget that Afridi did not perform in those losses either. Misbah has been extremely consistent in all forms of competition and that has been the key to our recent success. LOOK at the stats and you will know the truth.

  • POSTED BY myaqoob on | May 10, 2012, 19:11 GMT

    MY PAK Team

    Imran Nazir Abdul Razack Mohd Hafeez Umer Akmal Younis Khan Mishba Shahid Afiridi Umer Gul Wahah Raiz Mohd Sami

  • POSTED BY B.kz on | May 10, 2012, 19:05 GMT

    Why Asad Shafiq is out of T.20, and Why Imran Farhat is in the sqd

  • POSTED BY on | May 10, 2012, 18:54 GMT

    i really feel bad for imran nazir :( why he was not given the chance ..i never understand why imran farhat is always in the team as he is consistent poor performer

  • POSTED BY Syed_imran_abbas on | May 10, 2012, 18:29 GMT

    how would you justify selection of arfaat? faisal iqbal? imran farhat and sohail tanvir? and how would you justify not selecting imran nazir, kamran akmal and asad shafiq in t20 and yousaf in test?

  • POSTED BY khurramsch on | May 10, 2012, 18:17 GMT

    very good decisions. i think best time for odi captaicy change will be after SA tour later this year as that will be difficult conditions for new captain. rest i wont say much its just that there was no need for faisal iqbal, sami, sohail tanver etc. will new uncapped players will get playing 11? i dont think so in odi & tests no chance with this selection. 1 error that no hammad azam in odi . pak need to establish a medium pace allrounder instead of spinning options like malik.already 3 spiners hafez, afridi & ajmal in

  • POSTED BY on | May 10, 2012, 17:50 GMT

    PCB announced Pakistan three different format team players ........but surprisingly the difference is only three wicket keepers no major changed as coach & selector stated early on because they have not more courage to remove Misbah & Younus out of the one day squad but how long these two players who scored fifty or century almost after 10 matches & secured place for next 10 matches this is not fair.......another question why Muhammad Yousuf not in Iqbal Qasim good list? Why media opposing Yousuf? Is this a reward of true services for Pakisstan? Is the match practice for great star Yousuf who has couple of year left for his carrier but Hafeez is a good selection for T.20...........

  • POSTED BY SyedAbidHussain on | May 10, 2012, 17:49 GMT

    @ExplicitPlatinum: please go through your XI again !! 1.) Mohammad Hafeez (C) 2.) Ahmed Shehzad 3.) Umar Akmal 4.) Shoaib Malik 5.) Shahid Afridi 6.) Hammad Azam 7.) Shakeel Ansar (WK) 8.) Umar Gul 9.) Saeed Ajmal 10.) Mohammad Sami 11.) Yasir Arafat. In your XI, there are only 2 specialist batsmen !!! Shehzad who has not proven himself and U Akmal who is irresponsible. 2 half batsmen in Hafeez and Malik. Well, Afridi needs no intro and Hammad Azam again a half batsman !!! Shakeel Ansar is 31+ and Pak has to look for young WK who can serve them for long like Moin khan, Dhoni or Gilly. Coming to your above bowling dept choices, your bowling department's average age is 32 !!!! please, Pak needs young pacers !!! Arafat is not of international level and Sami has been tried too much and has never delivered. Young pacers are needs

  • POSTED BY on | May 10, 2012, 17:47 GMT

    Faisal Iqbal in Test matches once again (CRAP) Khalid Latif neva showed promise in the intl arena...Imran Nazir would have been a better choice for T20's,The guy is never afraid of anyone while playing his shots!!Hafeez as T20 captain is a gud choice!!

  • POSTED BY on | May 10, 2012, 17:43 GMT

    can we expect to chase a target of 300 in an odi with azahar ali, younis khan , misbah ul haq and imran farhat ??

  • POSTED BY El_Toro_Loco on | May 10, 2012, 17:20 GMT

    Good decision Misbah, "professor" is the future captain of Pakistan in all formats, however rest the selection is not good. S.Malik should be sent to play in county cricket & Imran Nazir should've been added. Ciao.........

  • POSTED BY Stark62 on | May 10, 2012, 17:16 GMT

    What a ridiculous selection!!!!

    The only positives are in the inclusion of Rahat Ali, Shezhad and Haris Sohail (even though the later two should be in ODI's is well along with Azam).

    Hafeez is already a flop and I feel sorry for the likes of: SADAF HUSSAIN, N. Yasin, Salahudin, Nayyer Abbas and Bhatti because they have performed exceptionally well in FC cricket and are young.

    I guess hopeless T20 players will be selected ahead of great talents and I can already see a drubbing in ODI's and T20's!

  • POSTED BY on | May 10, 2012, 17:03 GMT

    so many comments saying that sohail tanvir is back, open your eyes and read whats written! its haris sohail!

  • POSTED BY ExplicitPlatinum on | May 10, 2012, 16:45 GMT

    The PCB have only done half justice to the team. Including Ahmed Shehzad in T20's is amazing but he should be a regular in ODI's. Sohail Tanvir has an even worser radar than Wahab Riaz. If Raza Hasan is included in T20's, his confidence will decrease due to no mercy from batsmen. My T20 squad from the selection: 1.) Mohammad Hafeez (C) 2.) Ahmed Shehzad 3.) Umar Akmal 4.) Shoaib Malik 5.) Shahid Afridi 6.) Hammad Azam 7.) Shakeel Ansar (WK) 8.) Umar Gul 9.) Saeed Ajmal 10.) Mohammad Sami 11.) Yasir Arafat. I personally consider that Mohammad Hafeez will go with an aggressive approach to the T20 series and will want performances just like Michael Clarke. And guys, Imran Farhat is not on the list for T20's but I'm hoping that Shahid Afridi will recieve his drinks from Imran Farhat.

  • POSTED BY on | May 10, 2012, 16:45 GMT

    Ridiculous Selection!! Iqbal Qasim has been against Imran Nazir since the very beginning. I remember when Afridi called Nazir to play a T20 game in Australia, Iqbal Qasim was against Nazir's selection. Now when Nazir was the 2nd highest run scorer in the domestic T20 tournament and the Bangladesh Premier League, how can he not select him???!!! Absolutely ridiculous! I wonder if he has an answer to nazir's exclusion from a t20 squad because legends like Sunil Gavaskar are of the opinion that Imran Nazir can make into any T20 team in the world.

  • POSTED BY Israr75 on | May 10, 2012, 16:41 GMT

    The selections is pathetic, Khalid Latif, Ahmed Shahzad, Mohammad Hafeez (capt), Shoaib Malik, Umar Akmal, Shakeel Ansar (wk), Shahid Afridi, Yasir Arafat, Umar Gul, Sohail Tanvir, Saeed Ajmal, Raza Hasan, Haris Sohail, Mohammad Sami, Hammad Azam, Nasir Jamshed In: Mohammad Sami, Shakeel Ansar, Haris Sohail, Raza Hasan

    I would say exclude: Sami Fasial Iqbal Shakeel Ansar - Who is he?? I know is he 33.5yr young blood Shoib Malik

    Why keep on bring the same guys over and over again. You see the stats and so many good players being left out...

    Sadaf, Khalil, Ali, Zia....and the list can go on.

  • POSTED BY on | May 10, 2012, 16:34 GMT

    What about Imran nazir when will he come

  • POSTED BY on | May 10, 2012, 16:14 GMT

    whats wrong with pakistani seclection? whysami , yasir arfat and sohail tanver again and shoaib malik? why not raza hasaan,sadaf husain, why they dont pick youngsters??

  • POSTED BY on | May 10, 2012, 16:09 GMT

    i am agree with sardar arshad its not a young selection even all the players is almost tested and there recorde is not good even in domestic level and some of the players are reputed failer like faisal iqbal, shoaibmalik, imran farhat, suhail tanveer,mohamnad sami, arafat and all these are also in 30+ age.

  • POSTED BY on | May 10, 2012, 16:07 GMT

    Where is legendry Yousuf.you can't expect from young players like Azhar and Asad To stay calm under pressure why going with taufeeq got to go with yousuf he is legend he stands there with the greats like Lara,Ponting,Dravid and you can't treat this to a player like him no U.Akmal in tests you need an agressive player like him if you have players like Misbah and Younis in the team.Yasir Arafat,Sohail Tanveer do not deserve to be in the team where is Tanvir Ahmed and where are new young pacers like Mohammad Talha,Zia ul haq,Sadaf Hussain there are still going with sami,arafat,sohail.How can you drop Usman Salahuddin and let Faisal play the tests totally unfair only thing i like is not going back to Afridi.People saying That Misbah should retire from odi's Afridi's captaincy winning record is far less then Misbah.Why not Hammad In odi's if he not then Razzaq he is a match winner.Thanks GOD that Ahmed Shehzad is in the team.Why again going with Imran Farhat.Where is Shafiq.He is the future

  • POSTED BY Nadeem1976 on | May 10, 2012, 15:57 GMT

    Good to see common sense prevails in Pakistani T2020 team. Younas khan and Misbah are not T2020 player so it's really great feeling that both are out of T2020 team. Misbah i hope you only play test cricket and play like you always do. If Misbah leaves ODI cricket then it will be great too.

    I don't worry about selection as long as we play aggressive cricket and congratulations to Hafeez for becoming the captain.

    Do not forget to promote umer akmal to top of the order.

  • POSTED BY Fogu on | May 10, 2012, 15:43 GMT

    I am surprised at some pakistani supporters comments about Misbah. He has brought respectability, stability and professionalism to Pakistani cricket. He has performed very well with all of the distraction pakistan went through over the last three years. I am not sure why some fans are blinded by "boom boom" and not open their eyes to recognize the positive impact that misbah had brought. BTW I am a Bangladeshi fan but would love to have someone like Misbah in our team.

  • POSTED BY on | May 10, 2012, 15:17 GMT

    good to see PCB grooming a new captain...but misbah should have been in the squad !!!

  • POSTED BY Sehwag_Is_Ordinary on | May 10, 2012, 15:11 GMT

    good squad IMO, I don't know what the pak fans want more? Other than Imran Nazir or a gap at Fast bowling department I don't see any weak link in this setup. Good team.

  • POSTED BY Just_be_fair on | May 10, 2012, 15:09 GMT

    ONCE AGAIN ANOTHER BIG INJUSTICE WITH AFRIDI. BY NO MEANS HAFEEZ IS BETTER CHOICE IN LIMITED OVERS FORMAT FOR CAPTAINCY AS COMPARE TO AFRIDI.

  • POSTED BY PakFan1209 on | May 10, 2012, 15:05 GMT

    My choice was Afridi because he is a hard hitter in every format and a hard hitting player is needed in cricket especially in t20 and hafeez is also a nice choice and lets just hope that Pakistan team performs well

  • POSTED BY on | May 10, 2012, 15:04 GMT

    Are these the best guys for t20s we have ? where is Imran nazir ? where is young fast bowlers ? .. really disappointing to see shohail tanveer and yasir Arfat ? cant understand what Arfat and tanveer done to get thier spots ? both are washedup imo, there r better player than those guys... i would rather prefere azher mahmood/ rana naveed.. but still good to see some new faces ..this lineup looks better than before.

  • POSTED BY dadvoc on | May 10, 2012, 15:04 GMT

    Really good selection overall, and I hope this isn't the start of another spell of team politics. Mohammad Sami's inclusion in particular is a pleasant surprise, hopefully this time he will show his true mettle and will cement his place, for good.

  • POSTED BY InamKhattak60 on | May 10, 2012, 15:00 GMT

    Nice change done PCB .... Would bring good results

  • POSTED BY Tufey_Fatos on | May 10, 2012, 14:32 GMT

    Azhar didn't said he don't wont to play for PAKISTAN ! He is Pakistani first,then English so he can play if he is considered !

  • POSTED BY on | May 10, 2012, 14:28 GMT

    Come on guys, this is the best T20 squad yet. Young blood. Here's the perfect X1. Hafeez Jamshed Ahmed Akmal Malik Azam Afridi Tanvir Ajmal Gul Sami/Arafat. Can a team get more entertaining than this? All hitters. And how many oldies are there? Haris Sohail is also a good addition to the squad. We need to breed a middle order left hand batsman.

  • POSTED BY on | May 10, 2012, 14:19 GMT

    Can some buddy tell where is Abdul Razzaq ????????????????????????

  • POSTED BY on | May 10, 2012, 14:00 GMT

    Afridi SHould be the ODI caPtion

  • POSTED BY pkcricfan101 on | May 10, 2012, 13:56 GMT

    good selection. one suggestion is hafeez move down the order a bit and ahmed shehzad open with nasir jamshed.

  • POSTED BY on | May 10, 2012, 13:49 GMT

    and believe me guys shakeel anser had to really put things in one place to prove his selection in t20 squad..all other selections are OK..

  • POSTED BY on | May 10, 2012, 13:44 GMT

    i mean this is ridiculous shakeel ansar age "33 years" this is the young talent of Pakistan i didnt like the keeper for t20's...

  • POSTED BY Ammy_rd on | May 10, 2012, 13:35 GMT

    Seems like not much has changed within the pcb setup. Its strange that Faisal Iqbal who has repeatedly failed in all opportunities he has been given at the international level is being given a chance whereas Khalid Latif who has done well at the domestic level with some gutsy batting and great conversion rate has been overlooked. Shakeel Anser is a nobody, dasher, wicket keeper who scored a hundred courtesy of some pathetic fielding. He is already 31 and doesn't have a good Domestic record! Khalid Latif played much better in the same tournament. Mohammad Sami is no different from Faisal iqbal. They should have tried Anwar Ali or Bilawal Bhatti instead.

  • POSTED BY on | May 10, 2012, 13:33 GMT

    @Shakib_no-1_BD Coming from someone whose team lost 8 consecutive test, 22 consecutive One Day Internationals, 5 consecutive T20's and still counting to Pakistan.

  • POSTED BY on | May 10, 2012, 13:09 GMT

    @ shakib no 1, Pakistan won almost all test matches. Won Asia cup. i donot what you talking about. It doesn't matter who is winning Pakistan will still win

  • POSTED BY REH223 on | May 10, 2012, 13:00 GMT

    @ rawcrickettalent: Imran Farhat is not selected. Read carefully dude

  • POSTED BY on | May 10, 2012, 13:00 GMT

    Why have they picked up the upcoming Vihari fast bowler Zia-ul- Haq? He could been the next Waqar Younis......

  • POSTED BY getsetgopk on | May 10, 2012, 12:55 GMT

    Afridi would have been my choice but Hafeez isn't that bad either and the old tried and test Sami is given a chance but not players like Khalil and Sadaf Hussain, shoaib maliks inclusion is disappointing.

  • POSTED BY on | May 10, 2012, 12:54 GMT

    how can we say its a good selection when we pick player like imran farhat malik sohail tanveer arfat faisal sami .we always say it young squad but we always pick these same tested player after every rear

  • POSTED BY on | May 10, 2012, 12:47 GMT

    Pakistan is the best Team...

  • POSTED BY Z.Saleem on | May 10, 2012, 12:47 GMT

    disappointed to see that Afridi has not been named the Captain, he is a born leader!

  • POSTED BY on | May 10, 2012, 12:44 GMT

    Best squad, My well wishes to M Hafeez and Green Shirts.

  • POSTED BY on | May 10, 2012, 12:41 GMT

    I was expecting Afridi as captain. Disappointed. . .

  • POSTED BY on | May 10, 2012, 12:20 GMT

    atlast new talent being given a chance...great squad :)

  • POSTED BY Percy_Fender on | May 10, 2012, 12:17 GMT

    I am very happy that Md Hafeez has been made the captain. He seems to be the future of Pakistan cricket given his talent and temperament.He should take over in all formats of the game.I am surprised that there are no tearaways from the young lot.

  • POSTED BY on | May 10, 2012, 12:10 GMT

    Rana nave ul hassan has had a lot ofd experience from the english counties and now that he is considered an all rounder he should be given a chance!

  • POSTED BY on | May 10, 2012, 12:04 GMT

    Misbah is a snail in the T20 format, a lot of people will be glad to see him step down. looks like Hafeez might inherit the ODI and the test captaincy soon when Misbah decides to retire.

  • POSTED BY on | May 10, 2012, 12:01 GMT

    Interesting...curious to see how this squad does.

  • POSTED BY Afridipak on | May 10, 2012, 11:42 GMT

    AZHAR MEHMOOD IS ENGLISH NOW HE DONT WANT TO MAKE A COMEBACK IN INTERNATIONAL CRICKET AND HE HAD ALREADY PLAYED FOR PAKISTAN FOR 10/12 YEARS

  • POSTED BY on | May 10, 2012, 11:40 GMT

    @Shakib_no-1_BD, yes we saw Pak loosing against Bangla in Asia cup final... if you really don't care about this story then why are you reading and commenting ?

  • POSTED BY on | May 10, 2012, 11:38 GMT

    Arfat did not play a single match since last one year or more and what Imrant farhat will do new now, our country can never be gone up, how politics plays the role in sports, very sorry for PCB chief also, Where has Imran Nazir gone why the chamchay kept him out of Pak team, i never understand.

  • POSTED BY on | May 10, 2012, 11:36 GMT

    afridi for t 20...............................

  • POSTED BY on | May 10, 2012, 11:33 GMT

    Excellant choice as captain, I wish Hafeez all the best...

  • POSTED BY AndyZaltzmannsHair on | May 10, 2012, 11:28 GMT

    Good decision. Anything that helps him extend his Test career is good. Younis Khan I feel sbould retire from ODI cricket.

  • POSTED BY on | May 10, 2012, 11:05 GMT

    Not a bad selestion,But if Imran Nazir was in T20 Squad it would be a truimph for Pakistan.Misbah shoul steps down the captaincy of oneday as well, he is not a suitable player for oneday..Misbah should have place only in test cricket.This new coach can bring a lot of changes.He is a very intelligent man, but PCB should not interfere in his work.

  • POSTED BY on | May 10, 2012, 11:01 GMT

    WWWOOOOOHHHOOOOOO!!!!! I THINK THE BEST SELECTION DONE!!!! ITS GOOD FOR SHOHAIB MALIK TO GIVEN A CHANCE SO THAT THE CHAPTER IS DONE AND USTED ONCE AND FOR ALL!!! BUT REST IS BEST.......I THINK ALL SQUAD HAS THE POTENTIAL TO BE THE BEST IN ALL THREE FORMAT..THEY JUST NEED TO PLAY FOR THE COUNTRY AND TO THEIR POTENTIAL!!!

  • POSTED BY Cric_Info1987 on | May 10, 2012, 11:00 GMT

    @Shrinivas Tekale ! you are right. We don't really care about it. the only reason we read it because we thought it might be something different, something better. But it's again the same old PCB behaviour. I think it's the players and the fans who are responsible for PCB acting this way. If the fans put their foot down to bring a player into the team PCB will not be able to act in these arbitrary manner. This is very bad news for Pakistan cricket's future.

  • POSTED BY Cric_Info1987 on | May 10, 2012, 10:58 GMT

    exactly who cares about it. PCB has keeps changing captains as if they are changing pads. Whats the point. Pakistan still looses.

  • POSTED BY jonesy2 on | May 10, 2012, 10:55 GMT

    he should never have played it to begin with

  • POSTED BY on | May 10, 2012, 10:54 GMT

    Shakeel Ansar is a very Good choice in T20, thanks God that they dont give chance to kamran Akmal . i also think there is no place for Nasir Jamshed in T20 inspite of him imran Nazeer should be selected. I have never heard the name of Rahat Ali. Zia l haq of lahore the tall left arm bowler should be given chance in team. he can be very good prospect. Haris Sohail is real talent he should also given chance in one day squad

  • POSTED BY on | May 10, 2012, 10:52 GMT

    farhat .. Suhail tanveer... Absoulately wrong choice,shahzaad should hv been in odis also...test team is ok.... Well do they hv other choice..... Only quality is younis khan... Umer gul..sayed ajmal..azhar ali...

  • POSTED BY AlbertEinstein on | May 10, 2012, 10:48 GMT

    Now that Misbah is not a T20 captain anymore can we expect to see the same carefree power hitting of 2007 world cup ?

  • POSTED BY on | May 10, 2012, 10:47 GMT

    an excellent choice by the PCB .better late than never thank God PCB has started using its head. Mohammad Hafeez is a good choice for captaincy and i strongly believe that he should succeed Misbah for captaincy for all three platforms. to my suprise team selected for all three platforms are also good . well we are going the right way atm!

  • POSTED BY Zahidsaltin on | May 10, 2012, 10:46 GMT

    IQBAL QASIM has done a good job but ignoring USMAN SALAHUDDIN can not be explained. You didn't want to go a step backwards but you chose faisal Iqbal who has never been a success. You choose Haris Sohail after only 1½ season of promising performance but why not reward Usman Salahuddins 3 years of constant highest performance. MOHAMMAD TALHA is the fastest bowler in the country and is young, he should have been included too.

  • POSTED BY on | May 10, 2012, 10:42 GMT

    I think Imran Nazir and Shoaib Malik should be selected for ODI matches!

  • POSTED BY Tufey_Fatos on | May 10, 2012, 10:38 GMT

    Good Decision but why Arafat Again,I think Azhar Mahmood was far better then Him!

  • POSTED BY rawcrickettalent on | May 10, 2012, 10:38 GMT

    yesssssss!! awsom team selection and yeah hafeez is the best choiceee!! in 2013 he shud be made captain of odi as well and then later of test in 2014!! and selection?? good but dont understand the inclusion of Imran Farhat!!!!

  • POSTED BY on | May 10, 2012, 10:34 GMT

    so Very sad :(( its v unfair 4 shahid afridi...he shud b given captaincy as senior and he made hafeez a good attacking bowler but pcb made him captain....all politics

  • POSTED BY on | May 10, 2012, 10:30 GMT

    misbah is a great player and a great captian too. we love misbah but every palyer have to retire from cricket same great player like lara ,pointing,etc not playing T20 Hafeez best of luck dear Allah Hafiz

  • POSTED BY on | May 10, 2012, 10:29 GMT

    Oh dear selectors, where the hell is Imran Nazir? Please don't be unfair to him or you are thinking to use him as a surprise element in T-20 world cup!! Then, it is the only way his absence can be understood/tolerated. http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/records/batting/most_runs_career.html?id=7276;type=tournament strike rate 0f 172 and an average 48 is more than enough

  • POSTED BY umairasgharbutt on | May 10, 2012, 10:26 GMT

    thank you misbah after SL tour step down from odi alos and just concentrate on tests and play long.. All the best !!

  • POSTED BY on | May 10, 2012, 10:22 GMT

    Why Hammad Azam is not in ODI squad?And Imran Farhat and Shoaib Mailk r? WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH PCB

  • POSTED BY rowin on | May 10, 2012, 10:19 GMT

    @Shrinivas, if you don't care than doesn't mean no body cares. Nobody is asking you to care.

  • POSTED BY irfankiani on | May 10, 2012, 10:19 GMT

    why imran farhan is in and hammad azam is out from odi squad

  • POSTED BY ReverseSwing20 on | May 10, 2012, 10:18 GMT

    @Shrinivas Tekale - Mate, you are looking at the soon-to-be T20 World Cup Winning Team! Bask in ur IPL glory while you can :)

  • POSTED BY on | May 10, 2012, 10:16 GMT

    how on earth do malik and farhat make their way back into the squad?

  • POSTED BY ABRAR-JANJUA on | May 10, 2012, 10:12 GMT

    Faisal Iqbal, Yasir Arafat, Hasan Raza , Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Sami, Khalid Latif, Abdul Rauf and many others like them Perform very well in Domestic cricket but always unable to show the same character while playing International Cricket...That shows the poor Structure of Pakistan Domestic Cricket...I reckon Shakeel Ansar & Haris Sohail are also from same caliber...only Raza Hassan is Quality Bowler and deserves to in the side..

  • POSTED BY Abdurrazaaq on | May 10, 2012, 10:10 GMT

    How Pakistan needs Mohomad Yousuf in both test and ODI's, just for a year or two to give that middle order some stability and allow the promising youngsters to settle into the team. Also these youngsters can learn so much from him.

  • POSTED BY on | May 10, 2012, 9:59 GMT

    Making Aridi captain will be one of the biggest joke and i think even pcb has realized it. the ool got out a full toss off harbajan singh and im surprised all the blame is going to misbah. couldnt he have played longer than just a 9 ball innings.

  • POSTED BY on | May 10, 2012, 9:59 GMT

    ODI=Imran Farhat & Azar Ali has no place and they canreplace by Hammad Azam & Junaid Khan, Haris Sohail. T20= Muhammad Sami & Yasir Arafat has no place and they can replace by Junaid Khan & Asad Shafiq Test= I don't how they selected Faisal Iqbal and rejected Usman Salahuddin & Muhammad Talha

  • POSTED BY anver777 on | May 10, 2012, 9:57 GMT

    Right decision taken by Misbah.... now he can concentrate more on Tests & ODIS !!! Good luck Hafeez !!!!!!!!!!

  • POSTED BY on | May 10, 2012, 9:56 GMT

    well good thinking from pcb but old faces like imran farhat, taufeeq umer still there.and misbah should step down from odi captaincy....see srilankans kumar sangakara now 33 after playing final 2012 w.cup, step down as captain to groom any young guy for better srilankan cricket...then they appoint Dilshan he is not good...... he step down to.....again they request to mahila jaywardena to captain but he ia agree only for one year..this is real sportsmanship and good thinking......in our country every one when he is captain now showing sportsmanship like this..see lot of examples,we made captains...even his carrier will going to end but he is not want to leave cricket...plz misbahhh think about that and think about retirement to include fresh blood and for better future of pak cricket............

  • POSTED BY on | May 10, 2012, 9:56 GMT

    Yes, Afridi was given a chance and if you really look at his captaincy record its pretty poor. about a 38 percent win isnt anywhere as good as misbah's win percentage of 64. And that is after a 4-0 whitewash. The winning momentum will be lost as soon as afridi is made captain. Really i never saw him batting with any responsibility in all of matches as captain. And batting responsibly in once in every five matches does not count as a responsible captiain.

  • POSTED BY Sajid_Naveed on | May 10, 2012, 9:52 GMT

    I think Imran Nazir ,Kamran Akmal,& Abdul Razzaq should be included in t20 format

  • POSTED BY alikhan224 on | May 10, 2012, 9:44 GMT

    @Shrinivas Tekale...u cared to comment, which means u read all of it and which means u care it the most...dont be so biased dude..pakistan zindabad and in my view misbah should have retired from atleast t20 if not fro ODIs as well..hafeez is neverthless a good choice among the available resources.

  • POSTED BY on | May 10, 2012, 9:43 GMT

    well happy that misbah is finally out but even sad as afridi is not the captain.YET AGAIN .... i just cant understand what was his mistake and for hafeez good luck coz captaining pakistan is the most difficult job..

  • POSTED BY on | May 10, 2012, 9:40 GMT

    @Shrinivas Tekale yes we do care about this news by the way what u are doing here and passing comments if this news is not worth sharing.......crircinfo please post my comments

  • POSTED BY drnaveed on | May 10, 2012, 9:37 GMT

    he accepts it or not, mr tuk tuk is himself responsible for his elimination from the 20 - 20 format, as he plays so slow in it.in 20-20 games, you don't need to block so many balls,as he was doing. he himself has to be blamed for his downfall.

  • POSTED BY IdreesTanoli on | May 10, 2012, 9:36 GMT

    I think Hafeez is better choice for both T20 and also ODI's and Misbah is best for Tests and also Misbah and Younas should play only Test matches for Pakistan and give chance to youngsters...

  • POSTED BY on | May 10, 2012, 9:36 GMT

    Glad to note that Mohammad Sami is back in all the three formats of the game. I hope he will make use of the opportunity this time and this could be his last chance to prove it that he is a worthy cricketer. I wish him good luck.

    Overall, the selection is good. I wish them good luck.

  • POSTED BY on | May 10, 2012, 9:36 GMT

    ..bad news...should have stuck with Misbah in all formats....he is the best guy to lead pakistan....for a start, his english is better than Hafeez's....and so is his temperament....

  • POSTED BY on | May 10, 2012, 9:33 GMT

    Its Good for Pak t20 cricket that misbah removed from t20 captaincy it is tooooooo good if PCB became Afridi as a ODI Captain

  • POSTED BY on | May 10, 2012, 9:31 GMT

    why asad shafiq dropped from test team?.why imran farhat selected for odi ?

  • POSTED BY on | May 10, 2012, 9:30 GMT

    M.Sami is all three formats, thats a massive comeback from him

  • POSTED BY on | May 10, 2012, 9:30 GMT

    it wold be better is muhammad yousaf included in test and ODi younas and misbah should only be in test matches. why imran farhat is there in Odi and why not imran nazir in t 20. Although it would be better to anounce afridi captining t20 and odi as he is most experience . My team for test: Tufiq, hafeez,azhar,younas,misbah,umar akmal,adnan akmal,gul,saeed,sami,rehman,

    Odi: Nasir,hafeez,malik,umar,yousaf,hammad,afridi,sarfaraz,gul,ajmal,cheema

    T20 nasir,ahmadshahzad,hafeez,umar,malik,afridi,razzaq,hammad,gul,cheema,saeed, why hammad is not in odi as he performed well in asia cup and why imran farhat in odi while he did not played in asia cup. this is totally unjustice

  • POSTED BY Kumail_Asadi on | May 10, 2012, 9:28 GMT

    What a bad day for Pakistan Cricket. Misbahul Haq T20 record as well as as ODI, Test is ever best in Pakistan Cricket History. Worldcup is very near and PCB is making changes. I m 100% sure that Pakistan will not win this T20 Woldcup 2012 (Although it's hurting me). After T20 WC we can give a chance to anyone either Hafeez or Young blood.

  • POSTED BY on | May 10, 2012, 9:28 GMT

    Best of luck to Hafeez and lets Misbah concentrate in his batting.

  • POSTED BY Syed_imran_abbas on | May 10, 2012, 9:27 GMT

    why arfat has been selected and not rana naveed?? is there even a comparison?? pahtetic selection... and why didnt they take yousaf in test team?

  • POSTED BY Baber_Baloch on | May 10, 2012, 9:24 GMT

    Misbah should continue his TEST & ODI.....he can play good cricket in both.

  • POSTED BY MohammadAffan on | May 10, 2012, 9:23 GMT

    Misbah has best winning average in history of Pakistani Captains for ODI so far.

  • POSTED BY Baber_Baloch on | May 10, 2012, 9:22 GMT

    it,s good news,,,,now misbah should use his best energy for TEST & ODI.....But there should be must Imran nizar & kamran akmal in team now......good luck Hafeez but plez...go ahead with togeather Afridi....good luck Pakistan

  • POSTED BY on | May 10, 2012, 9:22 GMT

    it's a wise decision by pcb to name Mohammad Hafeez as the T20 captain. Afridi should be ODI captain n Misbah remains captain for test cricket. Each format should have separate team more or less

  • POSTED BY on | May 10, 2012, 9:19 GMT

    UmarAkmal is not in test team. Imran Farhat is back,he has only one fan trust me he got fan following (his father in law).

  • POSTED BY shoaibwaqasmalik on | May 10, 2012, 9:18 GMT

    thanks God afridi is not odi captain afridi is good player but for this job(captain) he is highly immature and unreliable pak cricket has come out of this bad time just bcz of sensible and mature personality of misbah , as player misbah may not be that good but we have to accept his leadership qualities we should give him due credit for that n as for as t20 decision is concern i back pcb decision ,hafeez is v good choice n misbah should only concentrate on odi n tests

  • POSTED BY on | May 10, 2012, 9:12 GMT

    A fair decision for the future captain Professor Mohd Hafeez a a well experience mind set players hope he will proof himself as a best Captain as he proved a good opening player.He should coordinate with Senior players like Mohamed Younes Shah id Afraidi and he is to be riveal Shoiab Malik. t is also good decisions to keep him as Vice Captain in ODIs and Test teams. Umor Akmal should be in Test side as well. but due to his reckless batting he is again punished for keep him out of the test team. .

  • POSTED BY on | May 10, 2012, 9:11 GMT

    why Asad Shafiq dropped from Test Squad???????

  • POSTED BY on | May 10, 2012, 9:11 GMT

    @Shrinivas : ALL THE PAKISTANI nation cares abt this news .. cricinfo's affairs like Cricket cannot be controlled by the BCCI !!(THANK GOD) :)

  • POSTED BY Fawmy on | May 10, 2012, 9:11 GMT

    Its decent conclusion by Pakistan cricket board, yeah... Hafeez is an aggressive player but we won't see him struggling as a caption. Misbah is typical player but he will not outfit for T20 matches, as followers say he can lead as caption in Test format. Respectable day's approaches to Pakistan fans, confidently Pakistan will yield the T20 championship in Srilanka.

  • POSTED BY on | May 10, 2012, 9:09 GMT

    thank God Misbah is gone from T20s!!! should have happened 2 yrs ago!! and why are ppl rooting for Afridi?? He turned down the captaincy himself!! Hafeez is the man to go!! And @Kavindeven: Umar Akmal as captain, seriously??! But I am sad losers like Imran Farhat, Faisal Iqbal and Sohail Tanvir are back too!! They are tried and failed players!! Sami has been a failure too, but he performed well in BPL and domestic season! I wish they had given Mahmood a chance in T20s too!! :( PS: Looks like we have seen the last of Razzaq, he wasted his own career by ICL, laid back attitude, etc!

  • POSTED BY jasif on | May 10, 2012, 9:06 GMT

    T20 Team: Khalid Latif, Ahmed Shahzad, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Umer Akmal, Shakil Ansar, Shahid Afridi, Yasir Arfat, Sohail Tanveer, Saeed Ajmal, Raza Hasan, Umer Gul, Haris Sohaib, Mohammad Sami, Hamad Azam, Nasir Jamshed.

    ODI: Mohammad Hafeez, Nasir Jamshed, Younis Khan, Misbah-ul-Haq, Umer Akmal, Sarfaza Ahmed, Shahid Afridi, Umer Gul, Rahat Ali, Saeed Ajmal, Abdul Rehman, Mohammad Sami, Asad Shafiq, Ijaz Cheema, Azhar Ali, Imran Farhat.

    Test: Mohammad Hafeez, Taufiq Umer, Azhar Ali, Misbah ul Haq, Younis Khan, Asad Shafique, Adnan Akmal, Umer Gul, Saeed Ajmal, Abdul Rehman, Mohammad Sami, Faisal Iqbal, Junaid Khan, Afaq Rahim, Mohammad Dogar, Aizaz Cheema.

  • POSTED BY on | May 10, 2012, 9:05 GMT

    @Shrinivas Tekale ! We care and we dont care if anyone else care or not! you go better watch your IPL where you players are plying for their clubs we love our country and love our national TEam and please if you are a true lover of cricket then forget about boundries!

  • POSTED BY S.A.Siddiqui on | May 10, 2012, 9:04 GMT

    It is a good decision. Misbah is a very good Captain but only for Test Matches. He does not have the temprament for the ODIs and T20s matches. Pak team needs a much more aggressive captain for ODIs and T20s.

  • POSTED BY afridisrk on | May 10, 2012, 9:03 GMT

    very good decision..was a good player misbah..he shud be a test captain only....instead of him they shud bring imran nazir....will be an ideal replacement..

  • POSTED BY MohammadAffan on | May 10, 2012, 9:03 GMT

    Records / Pakistan / Twenty20 Internationals / List of captains Player Mat Won Lost Tied NR % Inzamam-ul-Haq 1 1 0 0 0 100.00 Younis Khan 8 5 3 0 0 62.50 Shoaib Malik 17 12 4 1 0 73.52 Misbah-ul-Haq 8 6 2 0 0 75.00 Shahid Afridi 19 8 11 0 0 42.10

  • POSTED BY on | May 10, 2012, 8:58 GMT

    Afridi should be the captain of T20 and ODI. Misbah should be out of T20 and ODI. M.Yousuf should be back in test only. Umar Akmal shoul play all kind of formats. Younis Khan should be only in test. We need youngsters in ODI and T20

  • POSTED BY on | May 10, 2012, 8:57 GMT

    yr im not happy with the dission

  • POSTED BY on | May 10, 2012, 8:55 GMT

    No Asad Shafiq in test, that is big Crime, how you can ignore him, he was one of the best batsman in series against England

  • POSTED BY on | May 10, 2012, 8:53 GMT

    right decision on the right time.

  • POSTED BY GreenBlood786 on | May 10, 2012, 8:52 GMT

    AFRIDI Should Be The T20 Captain. Hafeez is OK But Afridi Is Most Suitable One.. Please Bring Back Afridi As Capatain and Hafeez As Vice Captain...

  • POSTED BY on | May 10, 2012, 8:50 GMT

    oh gentlemens pak media says Misbah only step down as T 20 Captain not Retire From T 20 Cricket .......SHOCKED

  • POSTED BY on | May 10, 2012, 8:49 GMT

    Really good of Misbah to step down.

    Highly respected player, one that won't be forgotten.

  • POSTED BY ysabedin on | May 10, 2012, 8:45 GMT

    Umar Akmal should be in Test squad.. PCB should give him opportunites to enhance his batting by playing test and prefered Afridi for oneday and T20 captancy instead of Misbah and Hafeez.

  • POSTED BY on | May 10, 2012, 8:45 GMT

    IT IS GOOD DECISSION BUT IT IS TOO LATE TO REMOVE MISBAH FROM T20 SQUAD, AND THERE WOULD MORE BETTER IF THE BOARD APOOINT AFRIDI FOR ODI MATCHES ..

  • POSTED BY on | May 10, 2012, 8:45 GMT

    Finally !! Good decision. Professor has the skill sets to be a good cricketer and captain.

  • POSTED BY on | May 10, 2012, 8:44 GMT

    does any1 evn care for dis newz !

  • POSTED BY Syed_imran_abbas on | May 10, 2012, 8:43 GMT

    Good decesion by misbah.. i heard yasir arfats name as wel in squad.. plz no.. he has no international talent.. good to know about sami.. kamran akmal and imran nazir in t20s could have better choice.

  • POSTED BY on | May 10, 2012, 8:43 GMT

    We want Hafeez Imran nazir Ahmad Shehzad Khalid Latif Umar Akmal Kamran Akmal Nasir Jamshed Afridi Hammad Gul Rana Saeed in T20zzzzz

  • POSTED BY on | May 10, 2012, 8:43 GMT

    I think Mohammad yousuf should be included in test and odi format.

  • POSTED BY on | May 10, 2012, 8:43 GMT

    i think shahid afridi is better choice than m hafeez..bcoz he is the most experiece player in the team....

  • POSTED BY on | May 10, 2012, 8:41 GMT

    Pak team full squad for Sri Lanka tour.

    Test squad- Mohammad Hafeez, Taufeeq Umar, Azhar Ali, Younis Khan, Misbah-ul-Haq (Captain), Faisal Iqbal, Ayub Dogar, Afaq Raheem, Adnan Akmal, Umar Gul, Saeed Ajmal, Abdur Rehman, Mohammad Sami, Junaid Khan, Aizaz Cheema.

    Odi squad- Mohammad Hafeez, Nasir Jamshed, Younis Khan, Misbah-ul-Haq (Captain), Umar Akmal, Sarfaraz Ahmad, Shahid Afridi, Umar Gul, Rahat Ali, Saeed Ajmal, Abdur Rehman, Mohammad Sami, Asad Shafiq, Aizaz Cheema, Azhar Ali, Haris Sohail and Imran Farhat.

    T20 squad- Mohammad Hafeez (Captain), Khalid Latif, Ahmad Shahzad, Nasir Jamshed, Umar Akmal, Shoaib Malik, Shakeel Ansar (Wicket keeper), Shahid Afridi, Yasir Arafat, Umar Gul, Sohail Tanvir, Raza Hassan, Saeed Ajmal, Haris Sohail, Mohammad Sami, Hammad Azam.

  • POSTED BY on | May 10, 2012, 8:39 GMT

    its mohamad hafees

  • POSTED BY green.heart on | May 10, 2012, 8:39 GMT

    Misbah should be remain as a captain in T20 till world T20 at shrilanka in September. After younis khan, Pakistan start spoiling another cool captain like misbah.

  • POSTED BY ysabedin on | May 10, 2012, 8:38 GMT

    Hafeez is ok but i think oneday and T20 captain should be Afridi. Misbah should be in Oneday squad but not in T20.

  • POSTED BY on | May 10, 2012, 8:37 GMT

    Thanks to ALMIGHTY....Please Misbah step down further in other formats of cricket plez plz plz plz.......

  • POSTED BY on | May 10, 2012, 8:36 GMT

    It should have been afridi bcz we are going into WC T20 after that & hafeez don't even has experience at domestic level as a captain...! but my best wishes 4 him :)

  • POSTED BY YasirWazir on | May 10, 2012, 8:33 GMT

    Great Misbah.. u are the Champion

    we all love you

  • POSTED BY Surajrises on | May 10, 2012, 8:32 GMT

    Guys... Mishbah hasn't retired from T20 cricket... He has only stepped down as a captain of the T20 side :-P

  • POSTED BY on | May 10, 2012, 8:32 GMT

    this is a very positive decision for Pakistan cricket. Hafeez has been one of the instrumental players in recent the Pakistan success. He absolutely deserves the captaincy ahead of Shahid Afridi who has often been too immature for the role of captaincy. A lot of credit should be given to Misbah ul Haq for accepting this decision gracefully. He has set a fine example for the fellow Pakistani cricketers.

  • POSTED BY on | May 10, 2012, 8:32 GMT

    I think it says that Misbah has only stepped down as captain, and not retired from T20's.

  • POSTED BY on | May 10, 2012, 8:31 GMT

    afridi for one day plz he is a good captain

  • POSTED BY satish619chandar on | May 10, 2012, 8:30 GMT

    Good decision.. He is no more the Misbah who made a career out from this format by making the world turn towards him in 2007 T20 wc.. And, Hafeez can be a better captain too..

  • POSTED BY Afridipak on | May 10, 2012, 8:30 GMT

    Very good and good squad annonced by pcb

  • POSTED BY on | May 10, 2012, 8:28 GMT

    Hope Hafeez's appointment doesn't cause problems in the team

  • POSTED BY on | May 10, 2012, 8:28 GMT

    This is example for all cricketers, right decision on the right time.

  • POSTED BY on | May 10, 2012, 8:27 GMT

    good decision and yes he has to get out from the one day squad as well!!

  • POSTED BY Saqishah on | May 10, 2012, 8:26 GMT

    Finally some good news for Pakistan Cricket fans... Good luck to Muhammad Hafeez for his new role.

  • POSTED BY beeran on | May 10, 2012, 8:25 GMT

    he stepped down in prestigious way.remember he was forced to accept the cap.still he did his job.

  • POSTED BY Masud_BITK on | May 10, 2012, 8:25 GMT

    Actually Afridi should be T20 captain despite his wrong heads. Afridi means T20 and it would be great to see him back as a Captain. Hafiz is OK but not same as Afridi. It does not look step down but politely downed. Good move.

  • POSTED BY Surajrises on | May 10, 2012, 8:25 GMT

    Another change in the captaincy for Pakistan... Whats happening in that team? Y isn't a good captain given opportunities for a longer period of time? Can't understand PCB's strategy of changing captains so regularly.

  • POSTED BY on | May 10, 2012, 8:23 GMT

    Mohammad Yousuf Should have Included in Test Squad

  • POSTED BY on | May 10, 2012, 8:23 GMT

    Sad that Afridi ditched again by PCB... This Anti Afridi lobby seems to be very strong in PCB :(

  • POSTED BY on | May 10, 2012, 8:22 GMT

    Mohammed Sami in all 3 formats amazing!

  • POSTED BY on | May 10, 2012, 8:20 GMT

    Its good to see Young and energetic Skipper in T20. Best of luck Hafeez and Pakistan Cricket.

  • POSTED BY on | May 10, 2012, 8:20 GMT

    Good decisions by PCB management... And well balanced teams announced for all three formats... That's what we wanted!

  • POSTED BY on | May 10, 2012, 8:17 GMT

    I still remember his betting which he played aginst india in world cup final which made the match more thrilling.. Best of luck misbhah for you future :-) nice diccission

  • POSTED BY rofl on | May 10, 2012, 8:17 GMT

    ok is this real retire or fake retire?

  • POSTED BY on | May 10, 2012, 8:17 GMT

    Good Luck Hafeez May you be the Champion of T20 WC 2012

  • POSTED BY nasimmushtaque on | May 10, 2012, 8:14 GMT

    Good for the pakistan team, as misbah has never done any justice to his talents nor towards the pakistan success, hafeez is better utility player for the T20 format, although he is not as talented as misbah, misbah has vast range of shorts and power but i believe that he got some mental block, wish the best

  • POSTED BY _faraz on | May 10, 2012, 8:12 GMT

    Timely decision from Misbah. I think it should come much earlier.

  • POSTED BY Romenevans on | May 10, 2012, 8:12 GMT

    Good for Pakistan. They should have made Umar akmal the captain aiming for future, Hafeez is already 30+

  • POSTED BY zulfi43 on | May 10, 2012, 8:10 GMT

    thanks god finally NO TUK TUK in t20s

  • POSTED BY PakFan1209 on | May 10, 2012, 8:09 GMT

    Finally misbah retires from t20s !!

  • POSTED BY usmanjamil21 on | May 10, 2012, 8:09 GMT

    i think misbah shoud step down as onday captain aswell .. but can play in the team as a player .. and should captain the team in the tests where the team need him the most ..

  • POSTED BY on | May 10, 2012, 8:07 GMT

    Its good news for Pakistan Cricket.

  • POSTED BY JesseV on | May 10, 2012, 8:07 GMT

    BOOM BOOM AFRIDI!! No disrespect to Hafeez, but it has to be Afridi, c'mon!

  • POSTED BY on | May 10, 2012, 8:05 GMT

    Good news, here we come T2012 World Cup

  • POSTED BY rockz.andy on | May 10, 2012, 8:02 GMT

    hope he wont be an Afridi in terms of retirement!

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  • POSTED BY rockz.andy on | May 10, 2012, 8:02 GMT

    hope he wont be an Afridi in terms of retirement!

  • POSTED BY on | May 10, 2012, 8:05 GMT

    Good news, here we come T2012 World Cup

  • POSTED BY JesseV on | May 10, 2012, 8:07 GMT

    BOOM BOOM AFRIDI!! No disrespect to Hafeez, but it has to be Afridi, c'mon!

  • POSTED BY on | May 10, 2012, 8:07 GMT

    Its good news for Pakistan Cricket.

  • POSTED BY usmanjamil21 on | May 10, 2012, 8:09 GMT

    i think misbah shoud step down as onday captain aswell .. but can play in the team as a player .. and should captain the team in the tests where the team need him the most ..

  • POSTED BY PakFan1209 on | May 10, 2012, 8:09 GMT

    Finally misbah retires from t20s !!

  • POSTED BY zulfi43 on | May 10, 2012, 8:10 GMT

    thanks god finally NO TUK TUK in t20s

  • POSTED BY Romenevans on | May 10, 2012, 8:12 GMT

    Good for Pakistan. They should have made Umar akmal the captain aiming for future, Hafeez is already 30+

  • POSTED BY _faraz on | May 10, 2012, 8:12 GMT

    Timely decision from Misbah. I think it should come much earlier.

  • POSTED BY nasimmushtaque on | May 10, 2012, 8:14 GMT

    Good for the pakistan team, as misbah has never done any justice to his talents nor towards the pakistan success, hafeez is better utility player for the T20 format, although he is not as talented as misbah, misbah has vast range of shorts and power but i believe that he got some mental block, wish the best