Misbah-ul-Haq, Pakistan cricket skipper said in an interview to PTI that they would not mind to snatch a chance to face off with the arch-rival team and try again to break the myth of never winning a match against defending champion India in World Cup. He also added that his boys will go there with a positive attitude and confidence and try their level best to win against the powerful competitor. Pakistan lost the opening match against India in ongoing World Cup season. So the team is excited to grab the second opportunity.
After the shameful spot-fixing scandal in England, Misbah has got the duties of captain since 2010. The 40 years old Pakistani skipper was pretty confident that his boys can beat Australia in the quarterfinals on Friday.
He said that although they have lost a gem of the team, Muhammad Irfan, but still the team is optimistic to perform well. If they can beat the tough competitor South Africa they are hopeful to do the same with Australia. Misbah said it is all about performing on the day, not the form of opponent team. Misbah said that India had performed as expected.
According to the Pakistan skipper, Indian cricket team is the defending champions and they know that and this motivates them to play on their own terms. They have been playing in Australia for the last three months which helps them a lot to be prepared for this World Cup.
Misbah further added that the team India is pretty confident in defending and since last couple of years they are quite an experienced too with the same squad and the ‘captain cool’ Dhoni is also experienced to lead the boys. The captain said that his team had regained confidence after four wins in the biggest battle field of world cricket
“I can tell you this team wants to win it for our people.” said Misbah and he also wants same because it is his last one day tournament. This tournament has always been important for them because people have high expectations from them since they won the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand before and they want to do it for them.
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