LAHORE - Pakistani team should not be complacent in the final One-day international to be held in Ferozshah Kotla against India on Sunday and go for a victory to complete clean sweep against the arch-rivals.

The clean sweep will boost Pakistani players morale and will be helpful during the tour of South Africa. These views were expressed by the Pakistan former Test player Basit Ali while talking to this scribe on Friday. He pleaded for one change in the playing XI of the final One-day. Basit said Pakistan include Harris Sohail in place of Azhar Ali who is struggling for runs and looked off-colour.

"Pakistan must make one change in the playing XI and includes Harris Sohail in place of Azhar Ali who is struggling for runs", stated Basit. Azhar Ali failed to leave any impression in Chennai and Kolkata One-dayers but was lucky enough to be selected in Pakistan squad in place of Asad Shafiq, who got fingers injury prior to selection of the Pakistan squad. Asad Shafiq is far better player than Azhar Ali in all formats of the games.

Harris Sohail played brilliantly in the domestic cricket and proved his credentials and scored three centuries in Grade 1 President's Cup. Harris was selected in the team on his performance. Harris Sohail also represented Sialkot Stallions in the Champions League held in South Africa and score a half century in the second match to help his team to victory.

Basit Ali said that Harris Sohail deserved a chance as he is a brilliant and technically sound player. The team management should include him in the final one day to prove his mettle in the final one-day international.

The 3-0 victory against India will boost Pakistani players morale and also put South Africa under pressure during the Pakistan tour to South Africa. The tour will commence from February 1, March 24, in which Pakistan will play three Tests, 5 one-dayers and two Twenty20 internationals.

Meanwhile, the Pakistan tour to India reaches at its last stage as visitors play their final match on Sunday and then they return back to Pakistan on Monday.

The bilateral series was possible due to hectic efforts of Pakistan Cricket Board chief Zaka Ashraf who after assuming the charge of board chairman met with the Indian Board officials several times for the revival of bilateral cricket in the country and convinced India for bilateral cricket series in India or any other country, The BCCI accepted the Zaka Ashraf offer and agreed to play two Twenty20s and 3 ODIs series in India after the absence of nearly five years as India freeze the cricketing ties with Pakistan after Mumbai attack. This was a big achievement by PCB chairman Zaka Ashraf.

The PCB chief also met with the other board officials for their team's tour to Pakistan in a bid to revive international cricket to Pakistan as no team visited this country after the terrorists attack on Sri Lankan team in Lahore in 2009 on security reasons.

He appointed Dav Whatmore as head coach and Julian Fountain as a fielding coach and his selected coaches worked hard with the players and converted Pakistan into a winning unit. Pakistan fielding in Indo-Pak cricket revival series looked much better than the hosts. Zaka efforts started yielding fruit as team started winning and converted into a one unit. 

Zaka Ashraf also sent a bouquet to Shiv Sena leader Ball Thackery during his illness as a gesture as he threatened to disturb the Pakistan, India series. The gift left good impression on Shiv Sena leader and he thanked Zaka for gift.

In the second match in Kolkata the Cricket Association of Bengal rewarded cash prize one lakh Indian rupee to 25 legends of Pakistan and India on the eve of their silver jubilee function.

Kolkata crowd also presented standing ovation to the Pakistan legends and team players. It felt that the relations between the neighbouring countries people and cricketers heading towards improvement. The legends took round of the Eden Gardens in a motorcade with two legends one each from India and Pakistan in the cars.