BLOEMFONTEIN  –Misbahul Haq, the Pakistan captain, has denied reports of a rift with Twenty20 leader Mohammad Hafeez ahead of the five-match ODI series against South Africa.There were reports that the pair had been involved in a verbal altercation during the warm-up match against the South African Invitation XI in Kimberley on Wednesday. Hafeez was not part of the playing XI in that game, which the tourists won in the last over, by just one wicket. The main issue of contention was apparently Hafeez's position in the batting order. According to reports, Misbah wants Hafeez to bat at No. 3 while Hafeez wants to open, and Misbah is in favour of playing two allrounders - Shahid Afridi and Shoaib Malik - while Hafeez wants more bowlers.Misbah refuted all those claims. He called it "irresponsible and baseless" reporting, and said the team had laughed at the suggestions of infighting. "People who are putting out those stories should be ashamed of that. The team is like a family, we are playing here like a family, we all support each other and there is nothing wrong."He also said such allegations tend to emerge "whenever we lose a few games", as was the case in the Test series, and performances like their Twenty20 one would quell the chorus. "That [the T20 win] was really good for us and brought back a lot of confidence for the batsmen," Misbah said.Meanwhile, Misbah was upbeat about his team's chances in the one-day series and said they would rely on their spinners to keep South Africa tied down. "Our spinners are world-class and can really bowl well in any sort of conditions, especially in ODI games where we have to restrict the opposition by bowling dot balls," he said. "In the one-day format, we can always put up a good show. South Africa are a good side, but they will find it a little difficult in this format."