Misbah-ul-Haq tops the list of best test captains

Nudrrat Khawaja 10:07 AM | 13 Aug, 2015
Misbah-ul-Haq tops the list of best test captains
LONDON (Web Desk) - Test captain of the Pakistan national cricket team, Misbah-ul-Haq has been ranked number one test cricket captain by a British newspaper.

Telegraph has published a list of world's best test captains, who have been rated and ranked according to their leadership skills, major achievements and test scores. Based on these factors, Haq has been ranked top of the list and called "One of the great captains – ever".

1. Misbah-ul-Haq (Pakistan)

To raise Pakistan cricket, first Misbah had to save it. When he took over the Test captaincy in 2010, Pakistan were the pariahs of world cricket. Three of its players had been banned for spot-fixing. The game was on the verge of collapse. Out of this, Misbah crafted one of Pakistan’s most successful teams in history. Under his unflappable, cerebral leadership, Pakistan have beaten Australia and England, won in Sri Lanka and ascended to number three in the world, and all without being able to play at home. All the while, Misbah has averaged 50 with the bat and scored the joint-fastest Test century of all time. One of the great captains – ever.

2. Brendon McCullum (New Zealand)

McCullum rebuilt New Zealand from the humiliation of being bowled out for 45 by South Africa and took them to the brink of World Cup glory.

3. Angelo Mathews (Sri Lanka)

A diplomat, an ambassador, a tactician, a leader: without him, Sri Lanka might well have crumbled under the weight of its own internal politics years ago.

4.  Mushfiqur Rahim (Bangladesh)

Under Mushfiqur, their bullish, street-fighting wicket-keeper, they now go out expecting to win; or at least, compete.

5. Alastair Cook (England)

Not a natural captain, or an instinctive captain, but has made himself into both through sheer determination: overcoming his innate stubbornness, seeking advice.

6. Hashim Amla (South Africa)

Given the effortless single-mindedness of his batting, Amla has been a surprisingly proactive captain since taking over from Graeme Smith.

7.  Virat Kohli (India)

The first man ever to score centuries in each of his first three Tests as captain, the jury nevertheless remains out on Kohli’s leadership until he has completed at least a full series.

8. Michael Clarke (Australia)

There’s no question that Clarke is a skilled captain, but as he prepares for his curtain call, his weaknesses have been laid bare too.

9. Denesh Ramdin (West Indies)

A cautious, ambition-free, grudge-bearing captain whose occasional wins have come almost by accident.

10.  Nobody (Zimbabwe)

Seeing as Zimbabwe don’t actually have any Test matches scheduled, they haven’t had to appoint a replacement for Brendan Taylor, who stepped down after the World Cup.

Nudrrat Khawaja

Nudrrat Khawaja is a journalist and a member of the staff.


KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on February 5, 2023 (Sunday).

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 280.9 284.25
Euro EUR 299 302
UK Pound Sterling GBP 335 338
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.14 75.44
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.55 73.85
Australian Dollar AUD 192 194
Bahrain Dinar BHD 712.72 720.72
Canadian Dollar CAD 205 207
China Yuan CNY 39.67 40.07
Danish Krone DKK 39.33 39.73
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 34.19 34.54
Indian Rupee INR 3.28 3.39
Japanese Yen JPY 2.5 2.54
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 878 887
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 62.83 63.43
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.25 175.25
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.79 27.09
Omani Riyal OMR 696.08 704.08
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 73.62 74.32
Singapore Dollar SGD 204 206
Swedish Korona SEK 25.61 25.91
Swiss Franc CHF 291.69 294.19
Thai Bhat THB 8.15 8.3

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 205,300 on Sunday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs176,010.

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs167,318 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 195,157.

Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 205,300 PKR 2,360
Karachi PKR 205,300 PKR 2,360
Islamabad PKR 205,300 PKR 2,360
Peshawar PKR 205,300 PKR 2,360
Quetta PKR 205,300 PKR 2,360
Sialkot PKR 205,300 PKR 2,360
Attock PKR 205,300 PKR 2,360
Gujranwala PKR 205,300 PKR 2,360
Jehlum PKR 205,300 PKR 2,360
Multan PKR 205,300 PKR 2,360
Bahawalpur PKR 205,300 PKR 2,360
Gujrat PKR 205,300 PKR 2,360
Nawabshah PKR 205,300 PKR 2,360
Chakwal PKR 205,300 PKR 2,360
Hyderabad PKR 205,300 PKR 2,360
Nowshehra PKR 205,300 PKR 2,360
Sargodha PKR 205,300 PKR 2,360
Faisalabad PKR 205,300 PKR 2,360
Mirpur PKR 205,300 PKR 2,360


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