KARACHI - Mianwali-born 34 year old Misbahul Haq is all set to wear the captain's crown on Wednesday when he leads Pakistan in crucial Asia Cup super four match against India in place of an unfit Shoaib Malik.   Talking to media here Tuesday at the DHA where Misbah had nets along with teammates, the right-handed batsman who occasionally bowls leg-breaks said that he had been told to lead against India if Shoaib Malik failed to get fit enough for Wednesday's crucial match in the super four league. Shoaib Malik was also present on the ground but did not take part in the training. He was wearing a canula on his arm. After the Pakistani skipper suffered dehydration against Sri Lanka he was being administered fluid through drip. The all rounder had recovered but not good enough for a tough contest like India. Responding to many queries about teams chances against the arch sports rival, Misbah said the home team would enter the contest with positive attitude confident to give better performance and go for a win. No doubt there would be pressure on Pakistan in the match but Indians would be under more pressure than the home team, he added. He said the entire team was aware that it had to deliver some positive results. "The team would play with complete unity and strive to win," he said. He said all was not lost for Pakistan in the Cup. If one looked at the things optimistically one could still feel that Pakistan could make things to turn around if the home team won matches against India and Bangladesh by huge margin. He said it would be difficult but one should not lose hope and try its best. Shoaib Malik also met members of the selection committee. In case Shoaib misses Wednesdays match, Shahid Afridi would be retained in the playing eleven. Earlier it was reported that the mercurial all rounder would be dropped because of lack of form. Not only Shahid Afridi would be retained but he would be sent as opener if Shoaib failed to make into the team. Pakistan are expected to retain the team that lost against Sri Lanka. Nothing is being said about spinner Saeed Ajmal who had been included in final fifteen. The selector and captain Shoaib Malik were all praise for the spinner who they felt was an effective spinner who could be useful in the slogging overs. "He not only could stop the flow of runs but take a few wickets to bring pressure on the opponents," Malik had said after the selection of the spinner in the fifteen for the Cup. The Australian coach of Pakistan team Geoff Lawson supervised the training. A large number of media persons were at the ground and were hoping to have a chat with the coach who was expected to specially talk to the media after unsavory incident of Pakistan's post match media briefing on Sunday night when he was accused of using unfriendly comments against couple of journalists. However, neither Lawson approached the media nor the media approach Lawson for the expected chat. The news in Indian camp on the issue of fitness suspect all rounder Iran Pathan was more encouraging than the home camp. An Indian team official said that Irfan Pathan would be available for selection for match against Pakistan. Virender Sehwag who skipped match against Bangladesh would come back in the playing eleven. Pakistan team for the match will be from: Salman Butt, Shahid Afridi, Younus Khan, Mohammed Yousuf, Misbahul Haq, Sarfaraz Ahmed (WK), Sohail Tanveer, Mansoor Amjad, Rao Iftikhar, Wahab Riaz, Nasir Jamshed, Saeed Ajmal, Abdul Rauf, Fawad Alam and Shoaib Malik. India would be from: Virendra Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Suresh Raina, Robin Uthappa, Rohit Sharma, MS Dhoni(captain), Yuvraj Singh, Yousuf Pathan, Pragyan Ojha, RP Singh, Ishant Sharma, Manpreet Gony, Piyush Chawla, Irfan Pathan, Pravin Kumar.Tony Hill and Ian Gould will be filed umpires. Match start at 4PM.