Peter Nevill not taking Pakistan lightly

Krishna Chopra / 23 March 2016

Australian wicket keeper Peter Nevill has clearly stated that the Kangaroos are in no mood to underestimate Pakistan. The Shahid Afridi led outfit faced a humiliating loss to New Zealand at Mohali, and now stand on the verge of elimination. Despite Pakistan’s poor performances off late, Nevill has said that the Australians will treat them as a settled unit.


“I certainly don’t think Pakistan lack batting firepower. We just have to look at a couple of players who, on their day, could be really destructive. I certainly know there won’t be any complacency from our point of view. We won’t be underestimating them. If we don’t perform well, we will lose,” said Nevill, when asked about Australia’s approach to Pakistan.


He also said that the game against Pakistan was a must win for Australia. “That may have been covered in our team meeting this afternoon, but I would imagine we would just want to win this game and the next game against India. If you drop one of these games, then obviously we are relying on other results going our way. We rather not be in that position. The game against Pakistan is a must-win for us.”


Nevill also said that contrary to the views of pundits around, Australia’s batting order was well settled and was doing well. “Honestly, there has not been a whole lot time to reflect, I suppose. Once this tournament is over, hopefully, we are celebrating and I suppose (I) will have some time to reflect. It’s been a pretty hectic, whirlwind last year for me. You don’t really have much time to look, you particularly don’t want to look back because you are afraid it might impact upon your performance in the next thing that is coming up.”