7 Apr 2017

Misbah to quit after West Indies series

10:51 am on 7 April 2017

Pakistan test captain Misbah-ul-Haq will quit international cricket after the three-test series in West Indies beginning later this month.

Pakistan test captain Misbah ul Haq

Misbah ul Haq has announced his retirement from test cricket. Photo: PHOTOSPORT

The 43-year-old said he told the Pakistan Cricket Board some time ago it will be his last series.

"I will try to finish it on a high note, there was no pressure on me."

Since his 2011 test debut he has made 4,951 runs from 72 matches - a 45 plus average.

Misbah was handed the test captaincy in 2010 after a spot-fixing scandal led to a ban on his predecessor Salman Butt.