Misbah-ul-Haq: 56 Tests as a Captain

Owais Mughal

May 15, 2017

Misbah-ul-Haq retired from test cricket yesterday on May 14, 2017 and holds the honor of captaining Pakistan in the highest number of test matches. He is also the one of the most successful captains of Pakistan in Test cricket. The criteria of following list is that anybody who has captained Pakistan in at-least 10 test matches qualifies for it. Following table is correct as of May 14, 2017 when Pakistan just won their first ever Test series with West Indies 2-1.

(M – W – L – D – W%)

1. Waqar Younis 17 – 10 – 7 – 0 – 58.82%

2. Salim Malik 12 – 7 – 3 – 2 – 58.33%

3.  Misbah-ul-Haq 56 – 26 – 19 – 11 – 46.42%

4. Wasim Akram 25 – 12 – 8 – 5 – 48.0%

5. Mushtaq Muhammad 19 – 8 – 4 – 7 – 42.1%

6. Javed Miandad 34 – 14 – 6 – 14 – 41.17%

7. Inzamam-ul-Haq 31 – 11 – 11 – 9 – 35.48%

8. Moin Khan 13 – 4 – 2 – 7 – 30.76%

9. Imran Khan 48 – 14 – 8 – 26 – 29.16%

10. A.H. Kardar 23 – 6 – 6 – 11 – 26.08%

11. Zaheer Abbas 14 – 3 – 1 – 10 – 21.42%

12. Fazal Mahmood 10 – 2 – 2 – 6 – 20.00%

13. Hanif Muhammad 11 – 2 – 2 – 7 – 18.18%

14. Intikhab Alam 17 – 1 – 5 – 11 – 5.88%

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