Misbah: Our approach has to be straightforward

2015 World Cup

Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq has told his side to not let the opportunity to reach the last-eight of the World Cup slip through their fingers, as they gear up for their do or die clash with Ireland in Adelaide on Sunday.

Having lost their first two matches of the tournament, to India and West Indies, many people wrote Pakistan off but they have come back strongly, winning three games in a row including a thrilling victory over South Africa in their last match.

With Ireland also in the same position, the match is effectively a knock-out and could stand either in good stead should they get through, as they will know about the pressure.

Misbah said: "We have got a new life in this tournament and we must ensure we do not waste it. There are four must-wins games to play starting with the one against Ireland. Then three more and you could win the tournament, so our approach has to be straightforward.

"There will be no second chance. Just go there, be positive, try to get wickets when you bowl and score runs when you bat. The bowlers have done very well so far, it's now the turn of the batsmen to deliver."