Pakistan cricket captain Misbah-ul-Haq has said that every match of the forthcoming 2015 Cricket World Cup will be important for his team, and not just the tournament opener against India.
The veteran of 151 one-day internationals, was quoted by the Dawn, as saying at an ICC event marking the 100-day World Cup countdown here that the tournament opener against India in Adelaide on February 15 will be an important match, but added that every game in the World Cup will matter as each side believing that it can lift the coveted trophy.
Misbah said Pakistan would take one match at a time, try to stick to its game plans, do the basics right and hope for the best.
He further said that the best of the best in ODIs assemble once in four years at the World Cup, and this is what made the World Cup such a special and unique event, not only for the players but also for the fans around the world."
The ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 will start from February 14. A total of 49 matches will be played across 14 venues, seven in New Zealand (Auckland, Christchurch, Dunedin, Hamilton, Napier, Nelson and Wellington) and seven in Australia (Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Hobart, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney).