Former Pakistan captain Ramiz Raja criticised the present Pakistan group after shedding to England within the first Take a look at in Manchester final week. Pakistan group led by Azhar Ali seemed dominant at one stage after they took 107-run lead within the first innings. However a batting collapse within the second innings, adopted by fifties from England’s Chris Woakes and Jos Buttler turned the tides in direction of England within the match, and Pakistan misplaced the encounter by three wickets.
Talking to Mumbai Mirror in an interview, Raja stated that solely Pakistan may have misplaced from such a place. “Solely Pakistan may have misplaced from that place. With such a lead they might have thought 250 can be sufficient to roll over England,” he stated.
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“With 5 wickets down and massive weapons again within the pavilion at 117, permitting over 100-run (139 runs) partnership between Jos Buttler and Chris Woakes is the disappointing half. Thoughts you Buttler was taking part in for his place within the XI,” Raja added.
“Pakistan had been little confused throughout that partnership. This has been taking place with Pakistan very often sadly. It was an outstanding partnership little doubt however why did Pakistan enable it? There’s a purpose their rating is low in Assessments (No 7),” he additional stated.
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Former Pakistan opener went on so as to add that the teaching employees must be extra proactive to make sure this stuff don’t hold taking place time and again. “Whenever you received a captain who isn’t in nice type, the teaching employees must be extra proactive. Additionally, they get good perspective sitting outdoors. England had been allowed to take straightforward singles, near 40 singles had been taken by Buttler and Woakes by way of level,” he stated.
“Nobody advised Azhar Ali or Yasir Saha to plug that hole. I used to be pissed off with the sector set-up. The bouncer was not tried. The technique wanted a revisit which didn’t occur sadly,” he signed off.