Adelaide: Captain Misbah-ul-Haq has reposed fully confidence in the abilities of batting duo of Umar Akmal and Sohaib Maqsood despite their lacking consistency in the World Cup.
Both batsmen came under harsh criticism from the former captains, cricketers and analyst for losing their wickets on soft strokes after settling down.
However, Misbah has rated them very highly and said he is looking forward to a great performances from firebrand cricketers Umar and Sohaib.
“I think both are good cricketers and can deliver in a big way,” Misbah said adding he was hoping for exceptional batting from them.
In a brief comments, Misbah said he was looking for excellence from them in the Sunday’s encounter with Ireland.
He said Haris Sohail has recovered from his heal injury and was in run for a place in the team-depending on the situation and pitch conditions.