Pakistani Commentator Ramiz Raja Takes on Pakistan’s Bleak Bowling Attack and Says the Team Will Need to Score 400 to Win the World Cup

After having played their first warm-up match at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad, which was scheduled for September 29th, both Pakistan and New Zealand came strong against each other, with the Black Caps securing a win. On Pakistan’s defeat in the warm-up match, Pakistani commentator and Youtuber has shown his concern over the team’s poor bowling performance. 

During the first inning, the Men in Green showcased their batting prowess by chasing a target of 345 runs against New Zealand. But little did Pakistan know that the Black Caps had come stronger than ever, beating them by successfully chasing the target and scoring 346 runs. 

A win is a win: Ramiz Raja

Dissatisfied with the Pakistani team’s approach in the game, Ramiz asserted that a win is a win, no matter if it is a final game or a warm-up match. He acclaimed that the players need to bat according to the nature of pitches, forcing them to score over a mark of 400 runs. 

He added, “I know it was just a practice game, but a win is a win.” and winning becomes a habit. But I feel Pakistan is now getting in the habit of losing. First they lost in the Asia cup and now here.  Pakistan scored a 345, and it was a great run chase. If these are the pitches, and you will get such pitches in India, you will have to score 400 if your bowling keeps misfiring like this. You will have to change your tactics and take risks. And we don’t do that. We play defensively for the first 10-15 overs and then shift gears.”

A ‘not so tough’ chase indeed

Team New Zealand achieved the target feat in just 43.4 overs. All hail to the exceptional batting displays of Rachin Ravindra, who scored 97 off 72 balls, Kane Willamson, who scored 54 off 52 balls, and Dary Mitchell, who finished off the line and scored 59 off 57 balls. 

Pakistan’s Haris Rauf went wicketless in his four-over delivery and ended up conceding 36 runs. Pakistan’s bowlers had to toil hard as they weren’t successful enough to restrict New Zealand under the 345 mark. Team Pakistan will take on Australia in its second World cup warm-up match on October 3.

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After having played their first warm-up match at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad, which was scheduled for September 29th, both Pakistan and New Zealand came strong against each other, with the Black Caps securing a win. On Pakistan's defeat in the warm-up match, Pakistani commentator and Youtuber has shown his concern over the team's poor bowling performance. 

During the first inning, the Men in Green showcased their batting prowess by chasing a target of 345 runs against New Zealand. But little did Pakistan know that the Black Caps had come stronger than ever, beating them by successfully chasing the target and scoring 346 runs. 

A win is a win: Ramiz Raja

Dissatisfied with the Pakistani team's approach in the game, Ramiz asserted that a win is a win, no matter if it is a final game or a warm-up match. He acclaimed that the players need to bat according to the nature of pitches, forcing them to score over a mark of 400 runs. 

He added, "I know it was just a practice game, but a win is a win." and winning becomes a habit. But I feel Pakistan is now getting in the habit of losing. First they lost in the Asia cup and now here.  Pakistan scored a 345, and it was a great run chase. If these are the pitches, and you will get such pitches in India, you will have to score 400 if your bowling keeps misfiring like this. You will have to change your tactics and take risks. And we don't do that. We play defensively for the first 10-15 overs and then shift gears."

A 'not so tough' chase indeed

Team New Zealand achieved the target feat in just 43.4 overs. All hail to the exceptional batting displays of Rachin Ravindra, who scored 97 off 72 balls, Kane Willamson, who scored 54 off 52 balls, and Dary Mitchell, who finished off the line and scored 59 off 57 balls. 

Pakistan's Haris Rauf went wicketless in his four-over delivery and ended up conceding 36 runs. Pakistan's bowlers had to toil hard as they weren't successful enough to restrict New Zealand under the 345 mark. Team Pakistan will take on Australia in its second World cup warm-up match on October 3.

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