Misbah-ul-Haq wants to make Twenty20 comeback

Updated: 03 December 2013 10:53 IST

Misbah also insisted that he was under no pressure while leading the Test and ODI sides despite the national team's poor performances in recent times.

Karachi:

Pakistan's Test and ODI captain Misbah-ul-Haq has expressed his desire to revive his Twenty20 career, provided the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and national selectors want him in the side.

"I stepped away from T20 Internationals to give youngsters a chance. But I have continued to play in domestic T20 cricket and if the selectors want me to play, I will do so," Misbah told reporters in Lahore.

The senior batsman also insisted that he was under no pressure while leading the Test and ODI sides despite the national team's poor performances in recent times.

"I am thankful the board reposed confidence in me again. I take captaincy as a challenge but even when we were losing in the UAE to South Africa the players were determined to come out of the bad run," Misbah said.

"It is all a matter of regaining momentum and we were confident that we could bounce back in South Africa and we did just that," Misbah added.

The Pakistan captain also insisted that he was keen to achieve a clean sweep in the recent ODI series over South Africa. "But we had to make four changes for the last match. Two of these were forced changes because Mohammed Hafeez injured his finger while Junaid Khan had a hip strain."

"But I am glad that we are giving the new players more exposure and some of them are coming into their own and gaining confidence as well," he added.

Misbah also maintained that there were no problems within the team.

"I just want to tell everyone there is nothing wrong in the team. Everyone supports each other and in recent times our batting has been our main problem and whenever it has clicked we have done well. The players support me unconditionally."

"Criticising the team after every bad performance is not a good sign and it is bad for our morale as well," he added.

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