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Pakistan opener Imam-ul-Haq believes his side are capable of beating Australia in their World Cup clash in Taunton on Wednesday.
Pakistan were whitewashed 5-0 by Australia in March, but they numerous key players for the five-match ODI series.
With that in mind, Imam made it clear that his side are brimming with confidence going into the World Cup match against Australia, especially as Pakistan beat England by 14 runs.
“The loss to Australia in the ODI series is not on our mind, we have good morale and the players are highly confident. We have been preparing for the World Cup. It is all about self belief, the results of the Australia series won’t have any impact on this match and it will be a new game,” Imam was quoted as saying by The News International.
“You need to beat the top teams if you want to play a World Cup final. [The one point] against Sri Lanka was important. If we want to play the World Cup final, we will have to beat Australia and other bigger teams. It also boosts your morale.”