LAHORE - Pakistan captain Shoaib Malik believes his team's 3-0 series triumph over West Indies in Abu Dhabi has helped raise its morale ahead of the all-important home series against India, scheduled to get underway in Karachi from January 13. "The victory against West Indies will give us confidence in the series against India. The way India is playing we would need to be at our best. They played very well against Australia and we need to do extra work to win against them," said Malik after Pakistan whitewashed Chris Gayle's men in the last of the three-match series on Sunday. The Pakistan team arrived back from Abu Dhabi on late Monday night and the up country player left for their home from the airport while some of the Karachi bouns players took their flight direct to Karachi from AbuDhabi.   Malik is expected to be retained as Pakistan captain for the series against India that will include three Tests, five One Day Internationals and a Twenty20 International. His captaincy was under the scanner in Abu Dhabi but the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is now likely to retain him after his team's convincing victory. Malik said he and his players will use the next eight weeks to work out a strategy to beat India. "Dhoni is excellent as captain and is leading India very well. There is a gap of two months so we will have to sit down and chalk out some plans," he said. Malik praised his players following their clean sweep. Younis Khan hit a sparkling 101 and Ifthikar Anjum picked up four wickets as Pakistan defeated the West Indies by 31 runs in the final match. Pakistan have been starved of international cricket this year with several teams refusing to tour the country due to security reasons. Malik was thrilled with the triumph. "Before the start of this series, I had asked the players to play to potential and show commitment," Malik said. "They have done that quite well and I am pleased they have given their best here. "In the second match, our total was small but we knew that they heavily depend on Chris Gayle. "We planned to get Gayle out early and did it. We also did well in saving boundaries as planned. "We have not played international cricket in a long time, but that hasn't deterred us. "This win is a big boost to our confidence ahead of the series against India." India are scheduled to play three Tests and five one-day internationals in Pakistan in January and February next year. However, there are doubts over the tour due to security worries. Malik expects a tough test if the tour takes place. "The way India are playing we would need to be at our best and do extra work to beat them," Malik said. Man of the Match Younis, however, said India would be beatable. "This is pretty much the same team we played and beat last year," Younis said. "The only difference is they have an aggressive captain in Dhoni. "But Dhoni has been very lucky as his changes and decisions have all paid off. "His real test will come when luck deserts him."