Pakistan skipper Hafeez sure of win in upcoming India series

Lahore, Dec. 1 (ANI): Pakistan skipper Mohammad Hafeez has expressed confidence in his team's ability to perform against India in the upcoming series, scheduled to start this month.

The series, in which both teams will participate after a gap of almost 5 years, will comprise two Twenty20s International to be played in Bangalore and Ahmedabad and three ODIs to be played in Chennai, Kolkata and New Delhi, reports The Nation.

Welcoming the revival of bilateral cricketing ties, Hafeez said: "Unfortunately we have not been able to play regular bilateral matches with India due to reasons other than cricket. I'm a firm believer that as far as Indo-Pak relations are concerned we need to keep sports and cricket separate from other things because every time something happens it also affects cricket relations."

"I see this series as a big platform for us as a team to show the world that we are capable of beating anyone anywhere. This present Pakistan team has lot of potential to do well and the upcoming tour offers a great opportunity to show that we are a great cricketing nation," he added.

Meanwhile, Pakistan's ODI Captain, Misbah ul Haq, believes the series between the two teams will pose a great challenge to Pakistan. Misbah said Indian batting is very strong, but Pakistan is sure to have an edge over their bowling. (ANI)