Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq, whose side is set to face Australia in the quarter-final of the 2015 World Cup, stated that the pressure would be squarely on the tournament co-hosts when the two sides clash on Friday at the Adelaide Oval.
Sarfraz Ahmed showed he belonged yet again with an anchoring unbeaten century as Pakistan win against Ireland by seven wickets at the Adelaide Oval, ending Ireland’s journey in the 2015 World Cup and securing third spot in Pool B.
Pakistan completed a rousing 30-run win over South Africa in their Pool B match in Auckland on Saturday, taking control of their destiny in qualifying for the quarter-finals of the 2015 One-Day International World Cup.
Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq has dismissed talks regarding panic in the squad, but admitted their batting concern need to be addressed ahead of their next World Cup encounter against West Indies on Saturday.
Pakistan all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez, who was earlier ruled out of the World Cup with an ankle injury, stated that poor tactics by the team management cost Pakistan their match against India on Sunday.