Former Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman, Rameez Raja, advised the Pakistan team to learn from Team India, after the Men in Blue defeated New Zealand by eight wickets in the second one-day international (ODI) on Saturday. Leading the ongoing three-match series.
Pace spearhead Mohammad Shami returned figures of 3-18 to help the Black Caps bowl out for 108 after India opted to bowl first in Raipur. Indian captain Rohit scored 51 runs as India won the series in 20.1 overs.
Speaking on his YouTube channel, Ramiz said that Babar Azam and Co. should take a leaf out of India’s book and try to dominate the opposition at home.
“It’s hard to beat India in India. This is a lesson for other subcontinental teams including Pakistan. Because Pakistan has enough potential, but home performance is not as consistent as Team India in terms of results or series wins. This is an important milestone for India in the World Cup year,” Ramiz said.
India, who will host the 2023 ODI World Cup, have now registered recent home ODI series against the West Indies, Australia, England, South Africa, Sri Lanka and New Zealand.
Whereas, after failing to register a single Test win at home in 2022, Pakistan also recently lost the ODI series 1-2 to the Kiwis.