Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq feels that Pakistan will go into next year's World Cup with a positive frame of mind despite bowling suspensions of Saeed Ajmal and Muhammad Hafeez and his own hamstring injury.
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has decided to let the Test and One-day captain, Misbah-ul-Haq remain with the team in the UAE despite being ruled out of the series with a hamstring injury, sending out a message that he will lead the side in the World Cup.
Before the recently concluded Test series against Australia, two veteran Pakistani batsmen – Misbah-ul-Haq and Younis Khan – were not sure about their future in international cricket. While Younis was upset with his contract being downgraded by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), Misbah had a poor run with the bat and many believed it was time for him to hand over the captaincy to a much worthy candidate.
Ahmed Shehzad hit a career-best 176 while Younus Khan and Misbah-ul-Haq struck unbeaten centuries before Pakistan declared their first innings on 566 for three wickets in the first test against New Zealand in Abu Dhabi on Monday.
Pakistan's flamboyant allrounder Shahid Afridi has said that the captaincy issue of the national one-day team for the World Cup should be laid to rest as Misbah-ul-haq was the best choice to lead the side in the mega event.