‘Pakistan must improve scoring rate in powerplay overs’ Ramiz Raja


Lahore: Former captain Ramiz Raja has pointed out two areas where Pakistan’s T20I side has to improve going forward.

Pakistan have the lowest Powerplay run-rate in T20Is since 2019 (6.97). The 58-year-old Ramiz thinks that Pakistan must improve their scoring rate in the first six overs.

“Our record is the worst in the first powerplay overs and we have to add more power in the first six overs,” he said on his YouTube channel.

Ramiz also emphasized on introducing new batsmen as the next T20 world cup is scheduled to take place in India.

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“I think Pakistan needs to add batsmen in the side who have the ability to give momentum to the batting in sub-continent conditions bearing in mind the fact that the next T20 World Cup is in the sub-continent,” he added.

Meanwhile, he praised wicket-keeper Mohammad Rizwan who scored a century in first T20I against South Africa but cautioned that others also have to step up too.

“There’s a talk around that he can’t hit sixes but today he smashed the opposition today but other batsmen have to take responsibility. The total would have been 200+ if there had one or two contributions more,” he maintained.

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