Misbah-ul-Haq enters list of skippers with most defeats

Captain of the Pakistan cricket team Misbah-ul-Haq answers questions from the media during a press conference at Lord's cricket ground in London on July 7, 2016. The first test match between England and Pakistan begins on July 14, at Lord's. / AFP PHOTO / Daniel Leal-Olivas / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. NO ASSOCIATION WITH DIRECT COMPETITOR OF SPONSOR, PARTNER, OR SUPPLIER OF THE ECB

LAHORE: Misbah-ul-Haq is sometimes touted as Pakistan’s most successful Test captain, but there is another list that the legendary player has recently found his way into- the list of top ten Test skippers who have lost the most number of matches.

After losing his 19th Test match as the captain of Pakistan cricket team against West Indies, the second game of the series, Misbah-ul-Haq has joined the overall list of top ten Test skippers with most number of defeats.

Misbah is not alone however, as Sri Lanka’s Arjuna Ranatunga and India’s Nawab of Pataudi are also a part of this list. Arjuna Ranatunga and Nawab of Pataudi played 56 and 40 matches respectively.

Misbah-ul-Haq became Pakistan’s most successful Test captain after breaking Imran Khan’s record of 14 triumphs in 48 matches.

The 42-year-old Misbah-ul-Haq has led Pakistan in 55 Test matches, emerged victorious in 25 and lost 19 encounters. The Test skipper has announced his retirement from international cricket, and the third match against West Indies will be his last game that is scheduled to be played from May10 to 14.