Misbah-ul-Haq Khan Niazi ( مصباح الحق خان نیازی) (born May 28, 1974) is a Pakistani cricketer who is known for his temperament and cool-headed batting, especially under pressure.
Misbah was initially noticed for his technique and his temperament in the Tri-nation tournament in Nairobi, Kenya in 2002, as he scored two fifties in the three innings in which he played, however, over the next three Tests he played against Australia, he failed to score more than twenty runs and was soon dumped from the team. Having witnessed Pakistan being eliminated in the opening phase of the 2003 Cricket World Cup, Misbah was part of the changes made to the team in the aftermath of these results, but failed to make much of an impact and was soon dropped again.
World Cup 2011
Pakistan's middle order batsman Misbah-ul-Haq has not played a World Cup before and that he is playing this one at all. 65 against Kenya in Hambantota and unbeaten 83 at Colomobo versus Sri Lanka so far are the significant performances for Pakistan side. He is getting higher confidence after consistent recital.