‘Learn from India’: Ramiz Raja advises Babar Azam & Co.

Pakistan recently lost the ODI series to Kiwis

‘Learn from India’: Ramiz Raja advises Babar Azam & Co. PHOTO: PCB/AFP

Former Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman, Ramiz Raja, has advised Pakistan team to learn from Team India, after the Men in Blue thrashed New Zealand in the second one-day International (ODI) by eight wickets on Saturday, to take an unassailable lead in the ongoing three-match series.

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Pace spearhead Mohammed Shami returned figures of 3-18 to help dismiss the Black Caps for 108 after India elected to bowl first in Raipur. Indian captain Rohit made 51 as India romped home in 20.1 overs to clinch the series.

While speaking on his YouTube channel, Ramiz said that Babar Azam & Co. should take a leaf out of India’s book and try to dominate oppositions at home.

“It's tough to beat India in India. This is something to learn for other sub-continent teams, including Pakistan. It's because Pakistan have enough potential, but the home performance in terms of results or series wins is not as consistent as Team India. This is an important milestone for India in the World Cup year,” Ramiz said.

India, who will be hosting the 2023 ODI World Cup, have now registered ODI series against West Indies, Australia, England, South Africa, Sri Lanka, and New Zealand in recent times at home.

Whereas, after failing to register a single Test victory at home in 2022, Pakistan also recently lost the ODI series to Kiwis by 1-2.