Former captain Rashid Latif has sparked off a new controversy in Pakistan cricket by suggesting that flamboyant all-rounder Shahid Afridi must not retire from one-day internationals after the World Cup.
Looking to rewrite history by beating arch-rivals in the upcoming World Cup, Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq has promised the fans that the national team would play its best cricket in the 50-over showpiece event and make them proud.
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has given authority to the tour selection committee on the coming tour to New Zealand and for the World Cup to appoint a replacement captain if Misbah-ul-Haq's hamstring injury prevents him from playing.
Retiring Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq wants his teammates to play fearless cricket in the upcoming ODI World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, and said lifting the prestigious trophy would be a fitting farewell gift for him.
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.