Inspirational Pakistan captain Misbah ul-Haq will concentrate solely on Test cricket following the World Cup.
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Pakistan captain Misbah ul-Haq has announced he will retire from one-day internationals and T20 cricket following the conclusion of the 2015 Cricket World Cup.
The 40-year-old wants to focus on Test cricket after becoming the country’s most successful captain in the recent series against New Zealand in the United Arab Emirates.
“Test cricket remains the ultimate test for me and we have tough series coming against England and India,” he said.
Misbah has scored 4,669 runs at an average of 42.83 in 153 ODIs, and captained Pakistan in 78 games since his debut in 2002.
“I took the decision to retire after much thought and feel this is the best time to go from ODIs,” Misbah said.
“The World Cup is my last ODI venture.”
Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi last month also announced his plans from ODI’s following the World Cup to focus on T20 cricket.