Shahid Afridi will be key in World Twenty20 India-Pakistan clash, says Mohammad Hafeez

Pakistan captain Mohammad Hafeez has a lot of expectations from Shahid Afridi ahead of the marquee clash against India in the ICC Twenty20 World Cup on Friday. Pakistan were bundled out for 71 in their final warm-up game against South Africa but Hafeez is not really worried about the performance.

updated: March 21, 2014 17:57 IST
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Mirpur, Bangladesh: Pakistan's T20 captain Mohammed Hafeez is not bothered about the fact that they have never beaten India in World Twenty20 but he has a lot of expectations from Shahid Afridi as he wants the dashing all-rounder to yet again put up a match-winning performance against their arch-rivals on Friday. (Pakistan players upbeat ahead of tournament opener against India)

It was on the back of Afridi's whirwind knock that Pakistan had beaten India in the Asia Cup.

"We would always want Afridi to come lower down the order and finish the game for us. It's important that he (Afridi) is in good form and frame of mind. We want him to repeat the performance of the Asia Cup match against India," skipper Hafeez said at the pre-match media conference in Mirpur on Thursday.

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