Asia Cup final: Pakistan sweat over Shahid Afridi, Umar Gul's fitness

Skipper Misbah-ul Haq says his Pakistan's morale is so high that last-minute changes will not make much of a difference in Asia Cup final versus Sri Lanka.

updated: March 07, 2014 18:26 IST
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Mirpur: Injury setbacks are threatening to hamper defending champions Pakistan's chances but skipper Misbah-ul Haq on Friday said his team's morale is so high that last-minute changes would not make much of a difference to it in the Asia Cup summit clash against Sri Lanka here on Saturday.

In-form senior all-rounder Shahid Afridi is among the four Pakistani players nursing injuries right now -- the other three being the opening duo of Sharjeel Khan and Ahmed Shehzad and pacer Umar Gul. (Read preview)

"At the moment he (Afridi) is really playing well. The kind of impact he is creating on the opposition and his own team, he should play for us. These injuries are part and parcel of the game," Misbah told reporters here.

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