Misbah-ul-Haq, Pakistan's Test captain, will consider extending his career until the series against Australia late this year. Although it will depend on form and fitness, Misbah said he is keen to be part of the Test outfit for what will be a condensed period of action starting with the tour of England in July followed by series against West Indies and New Zealand before the Australia trip.
Misbah has recently recovered from a calf strain and will take part in the Pakistan Cup this week. He is also planning to arrive in England ahead of the Test squad and take part in some of Pakistan A's matches as preparation for the series which starts on July 14 after an extended lay-off from the longer format.
Pakistan's last Test cricket was in November when they completed a 2-0 victory over England in the UAE. Misbah suffered the calf injury in January and was ruled out of the National One-Day Cup and then carried the injury through a large chunk of the PSL. After undergoing rehab at the National Cricket Academy he will now use the Pakistan Cup - a five-team provincial competition - as the first step in proving his fitness. (cricinfo)