We could won the ODI series vs Lanka: Misbah

Jul 15, 2012, 08:31 IST | AFP

Captain Misbah-ul Haq said Pakistan's future was secure with the emergence of promising young players despite losing the Test and one-day series on their tour of Sri Lanka

Pakistan lost the five-match one-day series 3-1 and three-Tests 1-0 on the tour which ended on Thursday. They levelled a two-match Twenty20 series 1-1.

“Defeats in the one-dayers and Tests are disappointing,” Misbah told reporters on the team’s return home on Saturday. “We could have won the one-day series, but our fielding let us down in the last two matches.”

Pakistan hired Dav Whatmore as head coach and Englishman Julien Fountain as fielding coach, but their fielding has still been a gray area. “The performance of young players like Azhar Ali, Asad Shafiq and Junaid Khan assured Pakistan has a good future,” said Misbah.

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