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India will miss MS Dhoni’s experience in Asia Cup 2014, says Misbah-ul-Haq

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Misbah-ul-Haq (above) feels Virat Kohli is a suitable replacement for MS Dhoni © Getty Images

Lahore: Feb 21, 2014

Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq said that India will miss the experience of Mahendra Singh Dhoni in the upcoming Asia Cup 2014, but insisted his side will not be taking the World Champions lightly as they remain a strong unit without their regular skipper.

“They will miss his experience and captaincy but Virat Kohli is a suitable replacement and India remains a strong challenge in the tournament,” Misbah told reporters at the Gaddafi stadium.

“But India apart, I say again and again that all the teams in the Asia Cup remain strong challengers for the title,” he said.

Dhoni was ruled out of the Asia Cup on Thursday due to a side-strain injury that he suffered during the second Test in New Zealand, paving the way for Virat Kohli to lead the side.

Misbah said that the players’ confidence was high after recent performances in the One-Day Internationals (ODIs).

“Pakistan obviously goes into the competition with a winning momentum and having won the one-day series against South Africa and Sri Lanka we are confident that we can also beat India,” he said.

“We have done well in recent series and we have a good combination for one-day cricket even though we will miss Mohammad Irfan in such a major competition.”

“Conditions are similar for all the teams but we have a good bowling attack and that is our strongest point but obviously the batsmen have to support them with good scores,” he added.

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