Pakistani cricketer Misbah-ul-Haq led his team in all three formats of Cricket. He is regarded as one of Pakistan’s best cricket captains. Misbah ul Haq has a solid captaincy record for the Pakistani national team, with a victory rate of more than 50% across all formats of Cricket. While serving as captain, his team won a large number of matches and series. He withdrew from international Cricket in 2017 and later served as Pakistan’s national team coach.
|Captaincy Started||2 Jul 2008 vs India|
|Captaincy Ended||10 May 2017 vs West Indies|
|Previous Captain||Salman Butt|
|Next Captain||Sarfaraz Ahmad|
|Key Achievement||ICC Test Championship Mace, Number one Test Ranking|
Misbah is well-known for his calm personality and leadership abilities. He holds the record for one of the oldest captains in cricket history.
Was Misbah a Good Captain?
Yes, Misbah ul Haq was a great captain for Pakistan since he had the highest win rate, 50 % overall, and the lowest loss rate as a captain. Another reason to consider him a good captain is his series win rate.
- Taking Pakistan to the number one spot in Test Ranking
- Winning the ICC Test Championship mace for the first time
- Winning the Test series versus England in the United Arab Emirates in 2015 and against West Indies in the Caribbean in 2017
- Winning the Test series versus Australia in the United Arab Emirates in 2014 and 2018
- Winning the Test series versus New Zealand in the United Arab Emirates in 2014
- Pakistan won 05 consecutive Test series under the leadership of Misbah-ul-Haq.
- Pakistan did not lose any home Test Series under the captaincy of Misbah-ul-Haq.
All Formats Captaincy Record of Misbah ul Haq
Misbah ul Haq led Pakistan in 151 matches in all formats, winning 77 and losing 60 with a winning percentage of 50.
Misbah ul Haq Captaincy Record in Test Cricket
Misbah ul Haq led Pakistan in 56 Test matches (most by any Pakistani captain), winning 26 (most by any Pakistani captain) and losing 19 matches. His win rate as a test captain is 46, the highest among all Pakistan captains. This is why he is known as one of the most successful captains after Imran Khan in the history of Pakistan.
Under Misbah-ul-leadership, Haq’s Pakistan has won 11 Test series out of a total of 23 bilateral series. Pakistan lost only five series under Misbah’s captaincy and seven series ended in draw. This shows how good Misbah was as a captain of Pakistan. Now, We will look at the year-by-year detail series record of Misbah-ul-Haq against all teams.
|PAK Vs SA (UAE)||2010||02||0||0||02|
|PAK in NZ||2011||02||01||0||01|
|PAK in WI||2011||02||01||01||0|
|PAK in ZIM||2011||01||01||0||0|
|PAK VS SL (UAE)||2011||03||01||0||02|
|PAK in BAN||2011||02||02||0||0|
|PAK VS ENG (UAE)||2012||03||03||0||0|
|PAK in SL||2012||02||0||0||02|
|PAK in SA||2013||03||0||03||0|
|PAK in ZIM||2013||02||01||01||0|
|PAK vs SA (UAE)||2013||02||01||01||0|
|PAK vs SL (UAE)||2013||03||01||01||01|
|PAK in SL||2014||02||0||02||0|
|PAK Vs AUS (UAE)||2014||02||02||0||0|
|PAK Vs NZ (UAE)||2014||03||01||01||01|
|PAK in BAN||2015||02||01||0||01|
|PAK in SL||2015||03||02||01||0|
|PAK vs ENG (UAE)||2015||03||02||0||01|
|PAK vs ENG||2016||04||02||02||0|
|PAK in NZ||2016||01||0||01||0|
|PAK Vs WI (UAE)||2016||03||02||01||0|
|PAK in AUS||2016||03||0||03||0|
|PAK in WI||2017||03||02||01||0|
Test Series on Home/Away Venue
Pakistan played all of the home series in U.A.E under the leadership of Misbah-ul-Haq. Pakistan did not lose any home series under his captaincy.
Misbah ul Haq Captaincy Record in ODI Cricket
In ODI cricket, Misbah has led Pakistan in 85 ODI matches, winning 45 and losing 39 matches, with a win rate of 50 % in the ODI format for Pakistan.
Misbah-ul-Haq captained the Pakistan team in 21 bilateral series in 67 matches, winning 34 and losing 30 matches. Here is the list of detailed ODI series of Misbah-ul-Haq against all oppositions.
|PAK vs SL (UAE)||2011||05||04||01||0|
|PAK in IRE||2011||02||02||0||0|
|PAK in ZIM||2011||03||03||0||0|
|PAK in BAN||2011||03||03||0||0|
|PAK vs AFG (UAE)||2012||01||01||0||0|
|PAK vs AFG (UAE)||2012||04||0||04||0|
|PAK in SL||2012||05||01||03||0|
|PAK vs AUS (UAE)||2012||03||01||02||0|
|PAK in IND||2012||03||02||01||0|
|PAK in SA||2013||05||02||03||0|
|PAK in WI||2013||05||03||01||01|
|PAK vs SA (UAE)||2013||05||01||04||0|
|PAK vs SL (UAE)||2013||05||03||02||0|
|PAK in SCO||2013||01||01||0||0|
|PAK in IRE||2013||02||01||0||01|
|PAK in ZIM||2013||03||02||01||0|
|PAK in SA||2013||03||02||01||0|
|PAK in SL||2014||03||01||02||0|
|PAK vs AUS (UAE)||2014||02||0||02||0|
|PAK vs NZ (UAE)||2014||02||01||01||0|
|PAK in NZ||2015||02||0||02||0|
Misbah ul Haq Captaincy Record T20I
Misbah ul Haq led Pakistan in only 08 matches, winning 06 and losing 02 with a win rate of 75.
Pakistan played five T20I series under Misbah’s leadership and won 04 and lost only 01 series. This is an incredible record for Misbah, but he could not continue as a captain due to his batting stats in T20.
|PAK Vs AUS (UAE)||2009||01||01||0|
|PAK in ZIM||2011||02||02||0|
|PAK Vs SL (UAE)||2011||01||01||0|
|PAK in BAN||2011||01||01||0|
|PAK vs ENG (UAE)||2012||03||01||01|