Shoaib Malik, the Pakistan captain, has warned against complacency as his side gears up for the Asia Cup on the back of their triumph in the Bangladesh tri-series.
"There is no doubt that the victory in Bangladesh has boosted our confidence," Malik said during a preparatory camp at the National Stadium in Karachi. "But the Asia Cup will be a different tournament altogether and we will have to start from scratch."
Pakistan kick off their Asia Cup campaign with a game against Hong Kong on June 24, but Malik said his side wouldn't take things for granted. "We will work hard and give our best in each of the matches, no matter which side we are playing against in the event."
Malik picked out India and Sri Lanka as the main threats to Pakistan's hopes of clinching the title for the second time in the tournament's history. "Let's not forget that India are a very dangerous team," he said. "They've beaten Australia this year and we will have to give our best to beat them. And then, we cannot take Sri Lanka lightly."
Pakistan are on a high after their defeating India in the final of the Bangladesh tri-series. They turned things around after a humiliating 140-run loss against them in the league phase, after which PCB chairman Nasim Ashraf sent a stinging email to the team manager.