LONDON - Former Skipper Ramiz Raja wants these two senior players out of Pakistan squad for the World Cup.
Former Pakistan Captain Ramiz Raja blamed the inclusion of senior all-rounders Shoaib Malik and Mohammad Hafeez for Pakistan’s lacklustre display in the 2019 International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cup.
In a video on his youtube channel ‘Ramiz speaks’, Raja called for the introduction of new talent after Pakistan’s defeat to India in the World Cup fixture on Sunday at Old Trafford.
“The time has come for a complete revamp of Pakistan cricket team, because our World Cup ends when we lose to India, and the way we lost to them it was a no show and it seems that Pakistan was not in the contest,” said Raja. “I always knew we could never win a tournament with two 38-year-olds in the side. It is high time we introduce new talent in the team.”
The 56-year-old also believed that the skill level of Pakistan’s main batsmen have regressed in the last couple of years.