Lahore: Pakistan’s cricket captain Misbah-ul Haq has said his failure with the bat was a big factor in his team’s disastrous tour of Sri Lanka.

Pakistan was beaten 2-0 in the Tests and lost the three match one-day series 2-1 in August, reports Sport24.

Veteran Misbah has held Pakistan’s frail batting order together since being appointed captain in 2010, and was the world’s leading scorer in one-day cricket last year with 1 373 runs.

However in Sri Lanka, the 40-year-old scored just 67 runs each in both Tests and one-dayers.

Misbah said that there was aneed for him to get back to basics and try to come back in form as soon as possible.
He added that the lack of match practice was also afactor in the team’s series defeats in both formats.

Meanwhile, Misbah and Coach Waqar Younis met Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Shaharyar Khan on Tuesday to review the defeats and plan for their next two series against Australia and New Zealand – both in United Arab Emirates starting from October.

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