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I will quit ODIs after World Cup : Misbah

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Pakistan skipper Misbah-ul-Haq has said that he will resign from ODI and T20 cricket after the 2015 World Cup, however will keep playing Test cricket.

Shaharyar Khan, the PCB Chairman, told Reuters the board had acknowledged Misbah’s choice and credited him for being a wellspring of spark.


“He has been an enormous wellspring of spark for the Pakistan group since the spot altering outrage and it is his individual choice to resign from Odis after the World Cup,” he said.

Since his presentation in April 2002, Misbah, 40, has played 153 Odis for Pakistan, scoring 4669 runs at a normal of 42.83 with 37 fifties. He at present holds the record for most ODI runs without a century. In the wake of being dropped from the side in October 2004, Misbah made a rebound after three years, in October 2007. He confronted prohibition from the ODI squad again between October 2009 and 2010.

Misbah assumed control as ODI chief from Shahid Afridi in May 2011, after a quarrel between the then-administrator Ejaz Butt and the allrounder. Counting the one diversion that he captained in 2008, Misbah has driven Pakistan in 78 matches and won 41.

Misbah played 39 T20s for Pakistan, driving the side in eight of them. His last T20 for Pakistan was in February 2012, after which he remained down as skipper and was therefore dropped from the briefest organization. He kept on playing household T20 cricket furthermore had spells in the Indian Premier League, and the Caribbean Premier League.

Misbah’s poor ODI structure was in concentrate a year ago, when he scored 285 runs in 12 matches at a normal of 23.75 in 2014. The poor structure likewise influenced his captaincy and in October, Misbah had conceded that the possibilities of captaining the side in the 2015 World Cup relied on upon his come back to structure. The PCB, notwithstanding, kept on sponsorship Misbah and stated that he would remain the side’s ODI commander until the World Cup.

The Test arrangement against Australia that emulated the Odis denoted a turnaround as Pakistan smoothed their rivals. Misbah likewise scored the joint-speediest Test hundred, off 56 balls, equalling Viv Richards’ record. A hamstring harm constrained him out of the last three Odis of the five-match arrangement against New Zealand in December and Afridi drove the side in his unlucky deficiency. Misbah is relied upon to be fit for the World Cup.


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