Napier: Pakistan's skipper Misbah-ul-Haq was of the opinion that the tiring trans-Tasman flight schedule will not hamper the team's prospect in the ongoing World Cup. Pakistan will next play United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Wednesday.
Pakistan team is having a packed schedule as the team is going to play three games within a span of six days.
Pakistan last played their pool B match against Zimbabwe on March 01st at Brisbane which they had won by twenty runs. The team next plays UAE on March 04th at Napier before clashing with South Africa on March 07th at Auckland. Pakistan ends their Pool games against Ireland on March 15 which will be played at Adelaide.
Misbah also said that the scheduling in the 2015 World Cup 2015 has been a bit strange as Pakistan played their first game on February 15th and then had a six days break playing against the West Indies in Christchurch .
Misbah said “You don't get rhythm so it's tough for any team as you have to play in different conditions and weather but you can't change that. We have to put this aside, handle it and this is the only way out.
Pakistani skipper was also confident that the narrow twenty run win over Zimbabwe will help his team to get the necessary confidence that was required after the team faced defeat in its first two encounters.
“Of course a win is always good for confidence and everybody is feeling good and looking forward to tomorrow's game. “This pool is open. Anything can happen and every game is important in this pool, all the teams are still interested in making the quarter-finals, said Misbah.
Pakistan will need to keep an eye on the net run rate also because if the teams finish on same points, then they will be separated on number of wins and then net run-rate. Pakistan will look to improve on this section as well.