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Inzamam: We must be positive

Inzamam-ul-Haq says Pakistan batsmen must be positive in their forthcoming trip to India to play five limited-over games

The former Pakistan skipper is being employed as a batting consultant ahead the trip that will feature two T20 games, followed by three ODIs.

Inzamam, one of Pakistan's most colourful and exciting batsmen, made 8,830 Test runs plus another 11,739 in one-day internationals, and was an influential member of their World Cup winning team in 1992.

Looking ahead to their short tour of India, Inzamam said: "Whosoever plays aggressive cricket against India will perform better.

"In Twenty20, you need to score. There's not much involvement of technique in it, you have to score on good balls.

"If we start playing 10-12 Test matches every year, you will see improvement in our batting.

"In T20 and one-dayers it's difficult to pick a favourite, especially between Pakistan and India.

"I think the way the Pakistan team is, we can put pressure on India by playing attacking cricket."

As for his role, he added: "My effort is to pass on my playing experience to the players.

"Our players have played a lot against India and it's only about how to handle the pressure.

"I will be discussing with the players how to chase, how to set targets and what's required from the batsmen."

T20 games: Dec 25 (Bangalore); Dec 27 (Ahmedabad). ODIs: Dec 30 (Chennai), Jan 3 (Kolkata), Jan 6 (New Delhi).