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Misbah ul Haq to return as ODI skipper?

LAHORE: Following disastrous last few months for Pakistan cricket, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has reportedly reckoned former ODI skipper Misbah ul Haq to comeback as ODI captain.

Lolcal media reported yesterday that PCB chief Shehryar Khan talked on the matter with Head of board’s executive committee Najam Sethi.

Some PCB officials are also seriously considering the idea of asking Misbah to come out of limited-overs retirement and take the mantle of the ODI squad.

The same Misbah who bid farewell to the 50-over format in 2015 following years of criticism regarding his slow approach is now a candidate for the role he was previously considered inadequate for.

Under Misbah’s 50-over successor Azhar Ali, the Pakistan team has been subpar at best. Similarly, things haven’t been much different under T20 skipper Shahid Afridi either, with occasional highs and frequent lows.