Misbahul Haq announces retirement from Test cricket

"I've seen many ups and downs during my career", he said.

"I think the ODI series is going to be a real challenge for us and one that we are really looking forward to given the importance it holds for both teams".

The 18-year-old leg-spinner gained the nod of approval to be one of five newcomers in the Pakistani Test squad, a mere 10 days after making his global debut in the T20 series against the Windies in which he was named Player-of-the-Series for a haul of 10 wickets at 7.50 apiece. "I'm looking forward to seeing what he can provide in the top order", Law said.

The 42-year-old batsman, however, added that he will continue playing at domestic level and league cricket. "A cricketer should have fitness and passion for playing and if now he thinks it is the right time for him to give up worldwide cricket then it is good", he said. "I wish Misbah scores 100 in every match of the series against West Indies", he said and hoped that Misbah retires on a high note.

"We should not put pressure on Sarfraz; instead we should support him", said Misbah.

Reminiscing on his cricket career, he said he was proud and content with whatever he had achieved during his cricketing journey. The gritty batsman then made a successful return to the national side during the World Twenty20 in South Africa in 2007 when he turned out to be the leading run-scorer for Pakistan.

Misbah said he first thought about quitting after the 2015 series against England in the United Arab Emirates.

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He had then said: "No, right now, retirement is completely out of my mind".

Hasan Ali and Rumman Raees, replacing fellow left-arm seamer Sohail Tanvir from the previous match, displayed admirable accuracy and discipline, combining for three important wickets and also delivering three maiden overs.

The series of One Day Internationals will kick off from 9 June with the second match to be played on 11 and final match on 14 of June. At the moment, this is how we are thinking.

In fact he only shuffles in nearly silently into seventh position on that list behind the likes of Younis Khan, Javed Miandad, Zaheer Abbas and Inzamam-Ul-Haq, with 4951 runs at an average just below 46.

The 31-year-old Walton, who played the last of his five ODIs three years ago, has been handed the opportunity to revive his career, with Windward Islands Volcanoes stroke-maker Sunil Ambris once again overlooked despite his prolific scoring this year. He retired from the 50-over format after the Asian country lost the quarterfinal of the 2015 World Cup to Australia.

The top-order batsman also played 162 one-day global before quitting the format after the 2015 World Cup.

  • Rita Burton