Misbah-ul-Haq appointed Pakistan Test captain

Updated: 08 October 2010 09:43 IST

In a surprising move, the Pakistan Cricket Board on Friday appointed Misbah-ul-Haq as captain for the Test series against South Africa next month in the United

Misbah-ul-Haq appointed Pakistan Test captain:

In a surprising move, the Pakistan Cricket Board on Friday appointed Misbah-ul-Haq as captain for the Test series against South Africa next month in the United Arab Emirates.

The announcement of Misbah's appointment came on Friday with the board also retaining Shahid Afridi as captain for the One-Day Internationals and T20 matches against South Africa.

The national selectors had recalled Misbah to the one-day and T20 squad announced on Thursday since he was dropped after the T20 World Cup this year and last played a Test for Pakistan at Sydney early this year.

Earlier, former cricketers including Asif Iqbal and Zaheer Abbas had called for the appointment of senior batsman, Younus Khan as captain for the Test series while Abdul Qadir urged the PCB to stick with Yousuf as Test captain.

Pakistan Test squad: Imran Farhat, Taufiq Umar, Umar Akmal, Azhar Ali, Mohammad Yousuf, Asad Shafiq, Misbah-ul-Haq (Capt), Zulqarnain Haider, Danish Kaneria, Saeed Ajmal, Abdul Rehman, Umar Gul, Tanvir Ahmed, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Sami.

Sohail Tanvir (subject to fitness)

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