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Angry Misbah says, Irfan to open for the Green-shirts?

AUCKLAND: Pakistan  skipper Misbah-ul-Haq has said that they are ready to face South Africa on Saturday and will try to sent AB de Villiers to the pavilion as early as possible.

South Africa who have been in breath taking form as they scored 400-plus in back to back matches thanks to individual efforts of Hashim Amla and De Villiers scoring 150+.

Misbah think that Pakistan bowling is doing really well and we are confident that they have got the bowlers who can get wickets against any team, he said on Friday.

“We played South Africa in 2013 and 2014 and we know how these batsmen play and we are confident that we have the bowling to put them under pressure.”

Pakistan defeated the Proteas 2-1 in South Africa in November 2013, but only leg-spinner Shahid Afridi from that attack is at the World Cup.

Misbah admitted South Africa captain de Villiers is hard to stop and that they need to dismiss him early.

Paceman Mohammad Irfan is fit for the Eden Park match after injuring a hip muscle in Wednesday’s 129-run win over the UAE in Napier but batsman Haris Sohail has a swollen heel.

He got angry on a question and replied that now what they think out of the box, Could Mohammad Irfan open for the Green-Shirts.

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