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Misbah-ul-Haq to retire from ODIs after Cricket World Cup 2015

Jan 13, 2015 11:00 IST

Captain of Pakistan’s cricket team Misbah-ul-Haq announced to retire from One Day International (ODI) and T20 after the Cricket World Cup 2015.  The decision was announced on 11 January 2015 so as to focus on Test Cricket only.

Misbah started his ODI career in 2002. He has played 153 ODIs and scored 4669 runs at an average of 42.83. He has played 29 Twenty20 internationals. He has been the captain of Pakistan in 78 games, out of which Pakistan won 41 games.

He has played 39 T20s for Pakistan and his last T20 for Pakistan was in 2012. Later he continued to play domestic T20 cricket and also had stints in the Indian Premier League, and the Caribbean Premier League.

At present, he holds the record for most ODI runs without a century.

Apart from him, Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi also announced to retire from ODIs after the World Cup to concentrate on T20 cricket.

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