Misbah: This is a chance to create history

2015 World Cup

Pakistan captain Misbah Ul-Haq has urged his side to enjoy and be positive in their first match of the World Cup against Asian rivals India in Adelaide on Sunday.

India-Pakistan matches are always feisty affairs, and the interest in the game has gone through the roof. The tickets at the 50 000 seater Adelaide Oval stadium was sold out in 20 minutes and millions more will be watching back home and around the world.

Misbah however has told his side to embrace, rather than crack under the intense pressure, as Pakistan aim to beat India for the first time in the 50-over global event.

The 40 year-old Misbah said: "This is a chance to create history. India-Pakistan is always all about pressure. The best thing we can do is just enjoy the game, enjoy the atmosphere, go there and be positive.

"My advice to the team is just go out there and play your natural game. That is the only way to handle pressure."

The World Cup is being co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand, with the final taking place on the 29 March.

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