Amidst controversy and speculation surrounding his future, Pakistan’s ever dependable Test captain Misbah Ul Haq calmly reiterated that he would be touring to the Caribbean for the upcoming Test series between Pakistan and West Indies. Misbah remains under immense pressure after successive whitewashes in New Zealand and Australia, as Pakistan lost 5 consecutive tests on the trot.
For Misbah however, things look trickier since his form with the bat personally doesn’t inspire any confidence. The middle order batsman endured underwhelming outings in the Trans Tasman and was found wanting by the pacers. Going into the Caribbean, the onus will be on the skipper to lead Pakistan’s response, in a place where the team is yet to register a Test series victory.
“It was tough on me recently with my form but now overall everything is going well so far,” Misbah said in his chat with ESPNcricinfo. “I am spending time in middle, hitting the ball pretty well. Played practice matches before the PSL started and had sessions of range hitting so getting confidence with every passing game.”
“I am also enjoying the game so it’s most likely that I am going to the West Indies. I always believed if had to go and play cricket then I have to go with form and confidence otherwise there was no point of going.”
It must be remembered that Misbah Ul Haq has led Pakistan in the past in the Caribbean, just after the 2011 World Cup. The two match series ended in a 1-1 draw back then as both sides won a game each.