LAHORE - Pakistan's cricket captain Misbahul Haq expresses full confidence on his fast-rising team and hope the team will have more success in 2012 after overcoming a spot-fixing scandal and remaining unbeaten last year.

"Through hard work of all the players we had a good 2011 and I hope that this team will have more success in 2012 as well," Misbah said while addressing a reception in honour of Pakistan cricket team at a local hotel on Thursday night.

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) hosted the function to honour the national team, which kept an unbeaten record though all Tests and one-day series in 2011 -- a difficult period for the side in the wake of a spot-fixing scandal.

Misbah took over as Test captain in September 2010 and led Pakistan to draws in the series against South Africa and the West Indies, and notched wins over New Zealand, Zimbabwe, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.

"I think this success was due to the fact that all 15 players in the squad performed their responsibilities well and I am sure they will carry on the good show in 2012," Misbah added.

Pakistan now face a tough team England which rose to world number one in Test rankings last year. They will play three Tests, four one-day internationals and three Twenty20s in United Arab Emirates. The first Test starts in Dubai from January 17.  "I am sure the boys will do the same hard work, show responsibility and play to their potential against England who are the best Test team at the moment," said Misbah. PCB chairman Zaka Ashraf praised the team and announced a cash award of Rs300000 for each player of the team and Rs100000 each for the supporting staff.