Pakistan will do well: MisbahJune 5th, 2009 - 11:41 pm ICT by IANS
From Omar Khalid
London, June 5 (IANS) Pakistan, who ended runners-up in the 2007 World T20 Championship, may have flopped miserably in their warm-up games but vice captain Misbah-ul-Haq is confident his team has the potential to go all the way in the current World Twenty20 tournament.
The experienced batsman said his team has now finally managed to adjust itself to local conditions and is looking forward to a strong showing in the event following defeats to South Africa and India in the practice games.
“We arrived here a bit late but now things are finally falling in place and I’m confident we will do well in this tournament,” he maintained.
Misbah said he is ready to give his best. “It’s very important that all our players including myself click here because it’s a very tough contest,” he said.
He stressed that Pakistan have benefitted after playing against two of the best teams in the competition ahead of their opening game of the tournament against hosts England here on Sunday.
“It’s always good to play against in-form teams before a tournament because that allows you to get aware of your weaknesses,” he said.
Misbah is expecting a tough game against England but hoped that Pakistan will go on to win it.
“England are a good side but I believe if we play to our potential we should be able to beat them.”