Monday, March 25, 2013

Misbah to Lead at Champions Trophy

Misbah ul Haq will captain the green shirts in the ICC Champions Trophy in England in June.
Pakistan have never won an ICC Champions Trophy.
Pakistan have never played an ICC Champions Trophy final.
Zaka Ashraf assured Misbah of retaining captaincy for the showpiece event.
Misbah will be 39 when the tournament is in progress which was the same age of Imran Khan when he won the 1992 World Cup, the only ICC ODI senior team tournament Pakistan have won.
Before, the ICC Champions Trophy, Misbah will lead Pakistan in matches against Scotland and Ireland in 2 match series in May.
Misbah was Pakistan’s leading ODI run scorer against South Africa with 227 runs in the series at an average of 57.
Misbah has been Pakistan’s 2nd leading ODI run scorer since 2011 at an average in excess of 40 with 11 half centuries contributing in winning causes.
Misbah is Pakistan’s 6th most capped international leader out of 33 national captains across the different formats and is number 6 in most wins too, only bettered by the big 5 of Imran, Wasim, Inzamam, Miandad and Waqar.
Can Misbah lead Pakistan to Champions Trophy glory after winning the Asia Cup last year?

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