Malik promises new plans, better result in Bangladesh game

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Senior Pakistan all-rounder Shoaib Malik rued team’s lack of confidence and luck but promised the team will come back with new plans and better results in their crunch must-win game against Bangladesh in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday.

Malik admitted the team was lacking confidence and told that they know there are areas which need improvement.

“To be honest, after a defeat against any team, I think the best thing is to sit down and talk about it and come out with the different plan. If the plans are not working then we must sit down and devise some other plan. We have lost to India in two games, there are areas where we have to improve,” said Malik.

Pakistan opened the campaign with an easy win against Hong Kong, but lost two matches to India while their win against Afghanistan only came in the last over.

“We have discussed and communicated them [plans], and you will see improvement,” he said. “We are going through some tough times. This is not the end of the world. There will be changes, not team wise I am saying it because it’s not my domain, but in terms of changing plans for the next game which is a must-win for us,” he added.

Malik is the man in form, scoring 43 against India, 57 not out against Afghanistan and played a brilliant inning of 77 runs under pressure in the second India game. He believed the new players are learning.

“No doubt there is pressure when you play against top teams. If someone says that there is no pressure he would be lying. If you compare players [of the two teams] they have more experience, have played more matches,” he stated.

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