LAHORE – Pakistan one-day international team captain Misbahul Haq said on Wednesday that he would talk to selection committee to include in-form Shoaib Malik in the ODI squad for India tour.

Misbah said this at Allama Iqbal International Airport while leaving for India for the upcoming three-match series. “Shoaib Malik is enjoying rich brand of form as he executed five-wicket victory for Pakistan in the first Twenty20 international against India on Tuesday night.”

He warned his teammates against complacency after their win in the first T20 International against India in Bangalore, saying that the home team would try to come back hard in the remaining matches of the limited-overs series.

“It is a great start by our team but we need to be cautious and not get over-confident because there are still four matches left in the series and the Indian team will try to come back hard at us in these games.”

“Our team is always dangerous when it is on a winning streak and even before the series the players were very keen to do well in India as we are playing a bilateral series after five years,” he added.

Misbah will lead the Pakistan team in the three one-dayers in India starting from December 30.

He said the most positive part of the team’s performance was that the pace bowlers had bowled very well. “Even before the series we were banking on our pacers to put pressure on the Indian batsmen and they succeeded in doing this in the first T20. I hope they continue in the same spirit and rhythm for the one-day series as well,” he said.

Talking about ODI series, the skipper said: “Like Twenty20 series, the ODI series will also be very interesting and thrilling one and it will be our priority to start the New Year with winning note. We have made the plan and strategy for the ODI series and I am hopeful the players will do well against the arch-rivals and try their best to clinch the ODI series.”

Misbah also downplayed the clash between Kamran Akmal and Ishant Sharma in Bangalore for which both have been fined by the match referee. “I don’t think it is a serious incident because both teams were under pressure in the match and such things happen in pressure situations. The relations between the two teams off the field will remain good,” he concluded.