Ramiz Raja advices PCB to appoint separate coach for T20I


Pakistan’s former Test cricketer Ramiz Raja opined that the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) should appoint a separate coach for the national team for T20I format.

Raja, who is a part of the commentary panel for Pakistan vs Sri Lanka series in Pakistan, was highlighy disappointed with the team’s dismal performance in the T20I series against Sri Lanka despite settling on the first spot in International Cricket Council (ICC)’s T20I rankings.

“It was heartbreaking to such a performance. Our boys played with a totally negative mindset. There was no planning at all,” Raja said.

The veteran of 57 Tests and 198 ODIs criticized head coach Misbah-ul-Haq and company for once again giving chance to those players who have already been tested for so many times.

“You have to move on, it is T20I cricket and you need to play with the young mindsets. For me, compromising with old players won’t give them any room to improve their performance,” he highlighted.

The cricketer-turned renowned commentator adviced the think tank to do something as early as possible because the ICC T20 World Cup is just around the corner. “Just after seven to eight matches, they have to participate in the T20 World Cup but with this strategy, they will face immense problems there in Australia,” he concluded.