The Pakistan squad for the World Cup in England and Wales next month is generally looked upon as lacking in the requisite experience to cope with intense pressure situations. The excessive young blood inducted into the side is, nevertheless, augmented by the presence of veterans Shoaib Malik and Mohammad Hafeez.
The senior-most player in the 15-member squad, Malik will have to play a crucial role in Pakistan’s World Cup campaign.
Having a vast experience of 282 ODIs under his belt, the 37-year-old has been through thick and thin with the Pakistan team and hopes to disseminate his expertise onto the younger troops in the squad.
“I don't believe in senior junior, whoever is in the dressing room is equal and we should show it,” he said in a recent interview, indicating his abhorrence for titles such as seniors which create disunity within the dressing room. He reiterated that the Pakistan side is gelled together and would be vying hard to bring the coveted trophy home.