Lahore (Staff Report): Misbah-ul-Haq will play the third and final Test against Australia in Sydney as captain.

"Misbah will play at Sydney and he will be captain," Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) director media Amjad Hussain said on Sunday.

Misbah had hinted at retirement following Pakistan’s crushing defeat to Australia at MCG on Friday.

Misbah had also said he was doubtful about his participation in the third and final Test against Australia in Sydney beginning January 3.