Misbah-ul-Haq Khan Niazi (Urdu: مصباح الحق خان نیازی) (born 28 May 1974), or Misbah-ul-Haq, is a former Pakistani cricketer who captained the Pakistani team in all three formats of the game. He is Pakistan’s most successful Test captain with 26 wins.
A late bloomer, Misbah was a middle-order batsman best known for his composure with the bat whilst also having the ability to be an aggressive big shot player when required. Misbah holds the world record of scoring most runs without century in ODI career. Misbah holds the record of the fastest test half century and shares the record for second fastest test century with Sir Vivian Richards.
After announcing his retirement from limited overs cricket in 2015, he continued to play Test cricket for a few years. On 4 April 2017, Misbah announced his retirement from all international cricket as well after the conclusion of West Indies tour. He retired from all formats of international cricket on 14 May 2017. Currently he plays only domestic matches and T20 leagues.