Karachi, Mar 1: After all-rounder Shoaib Malik expressed confidence over facing Team India in the Asia Cup T20 finals, Pakistan's cheif selector Haroon Raheed has stressed his team could outplay an upbeat Indian side.
"I wouldn't rule out Pakistan despite the loss to India. We have a good strong side and our bowling is our strength. I spoke to the players and I have tried my best to encourage them and raise their morale," Rasheed told PTI.
"I told them they have the capability of winning their remaining matches in the Asia Cup and setting up another encounter with India in the final where they can make amends for the defeat in the group match," he said.
"The prospect of playing India again in the Asia Cup should spur our players on to improve their performances in the tournament," he said.
Rasheed claimed the boys were disappointed and downcast after the manner in which they lost their first match to India.
"But they realize they batted very poorly and they need to play according to the conditions," added Rasheed.