Confident that the conditions in South Africa will favour Pakistan, senior batsman Misbah-ul Haq today said his team is all geared up to clinch the Champions Trophy, a title which has so far eluded it.
“I believe the conditions in South Africa will favour us and I believe we have the combination to win the tournament,” Misbah told reporters during a training session at the National stadium.
“Because the conditions in South Africa are good for us we are confident of doing well in the tournament this time.
The fact that we have never won the Champions Trophy is also at the back of the minds of the players who want to do well and win the competition this time,” Misbah said.
The stylish batsman, who was replaced as vice captain by Shahid Afridi for the Champions trophy scheduled September from 22, said Pakistan has developed a winning combination.
“At this level you can only remain in the team if you perform. They are no favours given or asked for. Whether you are a senior player or junior player there is always pressure on you to perform,” Misbah added.
Misbah also praised the contribution of former captain and batting consultant Javed Miandad.
“Miandad is a very experienced and sharp cricketer and his tips have been very helpful to us in the camp. He has given us tips on how to come out of a pressure situation and how to handle pressure which is very important for any batsman,” he stated.