Misbah ul Haq is one of the most popular cricketers Pakistan has ever created. He became a popular figure when he pretty much single-handedly took Pakistan team to the finals of the first T20 Cricket World Cup. He could not take them over the line when he played a scoop shot that went straight in the hands of Sreesanth from India.
Once again Misbah ul Haq is given authority in Pakistan Cricket as he is appointed as the Head Coach and also the Chief Selector for the Pakistan Cricket Team. He replaced the legendary Inzamam ul Haq in the role of Chief selector and his former coach Mickey Arthur as Head Coach.
He has shown his leadership abilities over the years. As mentioned above he was the key player in the first T20 World Cup for Pakistan. He is their most successful Test Captain with 26 wins to his name. We must not forget that he made Pakistan the number one test team too.
As a batsman he has hit the fastest test half century and the joint-fastest 100 as well. He could not lift the ICC Cricket World Cup trophy. His team Islamabad United has won the Pakistan Super League twice already.
Misbah ul Haq will have Waqar Younis by his side as bowling coach. Waqar has served as Head Coach twice during Misbah ul Haq’s captaincy. So it can be assumed that coordination will not be an issue.
Pakistan team showed a well composed unit during the second half of the World Cup, after a disaster of a start. Let’s see how Misbah ul Haq changes things for the team.
We hope to see cricket improve under the new coaches and selectors. It is yet to be seen whether Sarfaraz Ahmed will continue to lead the team in all formats or not.