Pakistan go into their World Cup opener against West Indies in confident mood despite some off-field setbacks.
Inzamam-ul-Haq and Pakistan go into their World Cup opener against West Indies in confident mood despite some off-field setbacks.
Pakistan meet the hosts at Sabina Park later today in the first game of the tournament, and their skipper is expecting a good showing from his team.
Of the pre-tournament setbacks Inzamam said: "That can happen at any time and it doesn't mean we will underestimate the West Indies. We will just play the game as it comes."
The Pakistan captain is not bothered by the absence of key fast bowlers Shoaib Akhtar and Mohammad Asif, who recently withdrew through injury.
"Pakistan have played before without these two bowlers, and Asif has only been around the team for about a year," he said.
"It is a loss for the Pakistan team, but we have enough good bowlers to continue without them.
"There have been problems in the past as far as some injuries are concerned, but regarding preparations everything is in order and the team is looking forward to this World Cup."
The two sides have fought titanic battles in the past, but West Indies have won five of the seven World Cup matches played between the two sides.
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