Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq regards Sunday’s key clash against India at the Adelaide Oval as an opportunity to end an embarrassing string of World Cup flops against the arch-rivals.
Pakistan have lost all their five World Cup matches to India dating back to 1992, even though they hold a superior 72-50 win record against the neighbours in one-day internationals.
“This is a chance to create history,” Misbah said on Saturday ahead of the sell-out blockbuster that will be followed by millions in both nations and around the world.
“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.”