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ICC Cricket World Cup 2015
Pakistan wants to face India again in the World Cup 2015
Well, this appears to be an attempt to pacify the supporters back in their country that even when Pakistan has not yet qualified to play in the semi-finals of the World Cup, Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq has expressed their wish to play India again. Misbah has opined that Pakistan would not mind facing India at the World Cup if the opportunity comes.

Pakistan is yet to face Australia in the quarter-final on Friday. Only then the winner would face either India or Bangladesh, whosoever emerges as winner of the other quarter-final. Thus the timing of Misbah appears to be not right.

This is certainly a case of over-rating themselves as Team India has already beaten them in all the last 6 encounters in the World Cup. Also, Team India have already beaten Pakistan in the group stage with an impressive margin of around 70 runs. So this happens to be a perfect case of over statement on part of Misbah, which is rather funny up to some extent.

Hoping against hope, Misbah-ul-Haq, as reported by ndtv.com, said, "It will be another chance for us to go there with a positive frame of mind. We would take it like another opportunity for us to break the shackles as we have never won against India in the World Cup. We just have to go in with a positive frame of mind and self-belief and do our best."

Pakistan have suffered a blow ahead of their quarter-final clash against Australia in the form of the ouster of injured pace bowler Mohammad Irfan. Misbah described that they have enough to beat the hosts. However, commenting on the advantage of Team India he said, "They are the defending champions and they know that is the biggest motivation for them and they have been playing in Australia for last three months and preparing for this World Cup and that has helped them."

Misbah however emphasized that his team had regained self-belief after four consecutive wins.

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