Misbah not suitable to lead Pak in 2015 World Cup, says ex-great Mudassar

Islamabad, July 23 (ANI): Former Pakistani cricketer Mudassar Nazar has said that Pakistani Test and ODI captain Misbah-ul Haq is not the person to lead the national team going into the 2015 World Cup.

According to www.PakPassion.net, Nazar, who played 76 Tests and 122 ODIs for Pakistan between 1976 and 1989, scoring almost 7,000 runs and taking 175 wickets, said the World Cup is still a long way away even though Misbah has kept himself quite fit.

Although Nazar praised Misbah for keeping a cool head and his influence over the team, he, however, said that the qualities are not enough to win a tournament in the stature of the World Cup, adding that it is necessary to be a bit aggressive and hot-headed to win the World Cup.

Stating that Misbah's current form is suitable for him and the team at the moment, Nazar also said that in the long run, it is necessary to go into a one-day game with the intention of scoring more than 300 runs to put the game away from the opposition, adding that it is not the case when Misbah comes in to bat.

According to Nazar, Misbah would leave to the last few overs to up the tempo in keeping with the need of the moment, adding that the team would lose that initiative if the team is 150 for 1 in 25 overs despite having two good openers and a good number three. (ANI)

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