ISLAMABAD: Skipper Misbah-ul-Haq’s presence in the ODI’s against New Zealand and in the 2015 World Cup is doubtful due to the hamstring injury he had suffered in a match against the Kiwis last month.
Talking to APP, a PCB official said Misbah hasn’t played even a single match after his injury due to which he is unlikely to play in the ODI’s and in the mega event. “The reason behind him not playing any match is that he is not fully fit,” he said.
The official said the countdown for the WC has begun and Misbah hasn’t recovered fully from his injury. “At a time when the mega event is on the go therefore it is necessary for every player to be totally physically fit to play in the WC because even a little injury can lead to a big loss,” he said.
He said if Misbah somehow doesn’t feature in the extravaganza than there are chances that the all-rounder Shahid Afridi might be given the job.
Responding to a question he said if this happens then the tour selection committee will decide about the replacement for Misbah. “The tour selection committee includes captain, head coach Waqar Younis and chief selector, Moin Khan,” the official said.
However the official said he hopes the Misbah recovers soon from his injury as it is a matter of his career as he has also announced his retirement from ODI’s after the 23015 WC.