Shoaib Malik wants his Pakistan side to go through the Twenty20 World Championship unbeaten and lift the trophy. The inaugural tournament of this kind will take place in South Africa during September.
Malik, who is with 22 probables at a training and fitness camp in Lahore, told reporters that the team is working hard to ensure they achieve that goal in South Africa after poor shows in the last two ICC tournaments, the Champions Trophy and the World Cup.
"We have to improve our fielding because I believe this department will play a vital role in winning the Twenty20 Championship. We can save 20 to 25 runs as a result of good fielding and that is very important," he insisted, echoing the views of Talat Ali, team manager, who is placing special emphasis on fielding.
Commenting on India's decision to rest several senior players for the Championship, Malik assured reporters that it will not be the case with his side. "We will select only those who deserve to feature in Twenty20 cricket and the factor of senior or junior will not be significant."
Due to lack of match practice with Pakistan's tour of Scotland washed out due to rain, Malik said that the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) was trying to organise a tri-nation tournament before the World Championship in order to provide some match practice which would help the players get accustomed to the requirements of a Twenty20 match.