Johannesburg, Sep.30 (ANI): Pakistan captain Younis Khan has said that he would be trying his level best to defeat the Aussies in their Champions Trophy clash on Wednesday (today) so that India and Pakistan can once again meet in the final of the elite tournament.
Interacting with media persons here, Khan said Pakistan wants to maintain the momentum and would try hard to win the match against Australia.
"We would leave no stone unturned to achieve a win against Australia. We would go all out for a win to keep the momentum going. I wish India could go on to meet us in the final again," Khan said.
"I think all the Indians want Pakistan to win against Australia on Wednesday. We have got our well-wishers in India and we wish India good luck for a place in the semis. We definitely want to see them in the final. A Pakistan-India final is what I wish for," he added.
Khan, however, said that since Pakistan has already secured its place in the semi-finals, it might test the bench in the encounter against the Kangaroos.
"Imran Nazir is nursing an injury and he could be replaced while there are good chances of bringing in Mohammad Asif," The News quoted Khan, as saying.
Australian captain Ricky Ponting, who was also present in the pre-match press conference, said Wednesday's match is of great importance for the team as its reputation was at stake.
"We cannot even think of taking the game lightly. We would go hard on Pakistan. It is the win that we need. We have got a reputation at stake and we would do all we could to save that," Ponting said.
Punter said his boys have been performing well in the tournament and hoped that they would continue the good show.
"I don't think we have shown any weakness so far in the tournament. Players have been giving their best and hopefully would continue to play with the same spirit during the rest of the competition," he said.
Australia needs at least a point from the game to join Pakistan in the semis. (ANI)