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Veteran Pakistan all-rounder Shoaib Malik has predicted has captain Sarfraz Ahmed will lead the national team to World Cup glory this year.
Pakistan will begin their World Cup campaign against the West Indies in Nottingham on May 31.
Meanwhile, Malik also insisted that he has no interest in permanently replacing Sarfraz as captain.
Malik’s comments come after he captained Pakistan in the fourth and fifth ODIs against South Africa earlier this year.
He also led the men in green in the three-match Twenty20 series against the Proteas and in three of the five ODIs in the recent series against Australia.
“I am also hearing that I am fond of captaincy and Sarfraz Ahmed may not be available [for captaincy],” he was quoted as saying by Dawn. “These are just conspiracy theories. Sarfraz is our skipper and he will remain so, and under his command we will win the [World] Cup.”