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Pakistan will have the edge: Inzamam

Pak skipper hinted that wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal would open the innings as he had done so successfuly against England in their last series.

india Updated: Feb 05, 2006 17:56 IST

A fit-again Inzamam-ul Haq on Sunday declared his side would have the edge going into the one-dayers against India following their confidence-boosting win in the Test series.

"One-day cricket is a different ball game but the boys are confident. We have a slight edge," said the Pakistan captain after his team's practice session ahead of the first one-dayer at the Arbab Niazi Stadium in Peshawar on Monday.

The Multan marauder, who missed the deciding Test at Karachi because of a recurrence of a back problem, also stated that he was completely fit now.

Asked whether he would play in all the five matches of the series, Inzamam said his team had a rotation policy in force and it included himself.

"We have a rotation policy. If the series is decided, we make changes. I am part of the rotation policy," he said.

Inzamam said he hoped that the one-day series would be very exciting and people watching it would be entertained by the two teams.

"The Tests are over and I expect the one-dayers to produce big scores on these sub-continent wickets. It will be an exciting series and people will be entertained by the two teams," he said.

Inzamam hinted that wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal would open the innings as he had done so successfuly, with two centuries to boot, against England in their last series.

The burly batsman said frequent one-day exchanges between India and Pakistan has resulted in players from one team getting to know many things about the rival players.

"We have played around 20-25 matches against India recently. Everyone knows about the opposition batting and bowling," he said.

Inzamam said the super-sub rule should be altered in such a way that he could be named after the toss unlike at present when the teams name their super-subs before the toss.

"Naming a super-sub before the toss is a difficult task. The team winning the toss can utilise the super-sub rule better. It should be done before the toss," he said.

First Published: Feb 05, 2006 17:24 IST