Misbah-ul-Haq has made himself available for the forthcoming three-match Test series against West Indies, starting on April 22 in Kingston. Pakistan’s Test captain had asked for time from the board to decide about his future after his side had slipped to Test series defeats against New Zealand and Australia.
Shaharyar Khan, the Pakistan Cricket Board chairman, said to AFP: “Misbah has told me that he is available for the Test series in the West Indies and that will be conveyed to the selection committee that he will be the captain.”
Misbah is Pakistan’s most successful Test captain, having led his country to 24 wins in 53 Tests. The 42-year-old also helped Pakistan claim the No. 1 Test ranking for the first time after the Asian country overcame England by 10 wickets in the fourth Test at The Oval last year.
Sarfraz Ahmed, who was appointed as Pakistan’s One-Day International (ODI) captain last month, will be the vice captain for the series. Pakistan are also set to play a four-match Twenty20 International and a three-match ODI series.
The PCB is expected to name Pakistan’s limited-overs squads this week, while the Test squad is set to be announced later on in the month.