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Alarm bells should ring for Pakistan - Ramiz

Former Pakistan captain Ramiz Raja analyses the first Test match between Pakistan and South Africa in Johannesburg argues that for Pakistan to improve away from home they need to make changes to their domestic first-class cricket. However, the second inni (00:00)

Interviewer: Firdose Moonda

February 4, 2013

Posted by johnal on (February 5, 2013, 9:33 GMT)

i cant see pakistan coming back in this series unless they improve dramatically or south africa play very bad.i agree with ramiz bring in imran farhat at the top . the new ball is very important for pakistan to bat better. younis khan will have to get runs as is mohammed hafeez. mohammed irfan has to be on this team . the reason given for him not playing is a disaster .hope to see a better performance next test .

Posted by joebee on (February 5, 2013, 6:17 GMT)

Where is Mohd Yusuf these days ?

Posted by bouncer1021 on (February 5, 2013, 4:21 GMT)

How can everyone talk about Irfan being unfit for 5 days test match when we know that the match will only last 3 days? Pakistan could have bowled SA under 150 on day one had Rahat was not the weakness. Irfan only needs to bowl 5 hours spell in every session.

Posted by TaqiSharp on (February 5, 2013, 1:49 GMT)

Surely md Irfan is Not born for Test Cricket....he dont have FitNess to bowL long spells and His Feilding is not meeting with the Requirement....ehsan Adil should be Given a Chance In Upcomming Game....miGht be He can Sparkle for Pak in anY wayz....

Posted by mazdonal on (February 4, 2013, 21:10 GMT)

Mohammed Irfan is not a fit young man. He is actually too tall for Test cricket. He has repeatedly proved that he can't stoop quickly enough to field the ball and so many times it has gone clean through his feet and hands. His fielding is an embarrassment. He should look at Morne Morkel and other very tall players and how they do it. It is not clear how he can stand up to the rigours of Test Match bowling, many overs and many spells. It would help if he was a better batsman too. Picking him on the basis of how quick he can be for two or three overs is not enough.

Posted by cricketeria on (February 4, 2013, 21:05 GMT)

The biggest question is: what has happened to Ramiz Raja's face? It looks like he's been in the sun too, too long.

Posted by sarimbaig on (February 4, 2013, 19:09 GMT)

Surely, Ramiz, there would be other ways of improving Pakistan than adding Farhat?

Posted by   on (February 4, 2013, 17:56 GMT)

Pak need experience in the middle order without its very fragile there must be scrutiny over the players as consistent fail players kick out of the side as there is no shortage of exceptional talent in domestic cricket.Playing on bouncy pitches is still remain an unsolve issue why we are paying huge sum to the coaches what dwm is doing just siting n filling his note book. Pak players also have to think that test cricket needs time and stamina at the moment our players completely do the opposite they waste more balls in odi than test.

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