Raja lauded the board for taking part in its half in serving to the game return to the sector within the wake of coronavirus pandemic.
Within the much-anticipated collection, Pakistan are slated to lock horns with England in three Exams and as many T20Is. The tour shall be a breakthrough for Pakistan Cricket as this shall be their first collection amid COVID-19 debacle. The matches may even be distinctive as each groups will play in accordance with the brand new ICC post-coronavirus world pointers, which additionally consists of the ban on saliva.
In response to the tentative schedule of the collection, the primary Check shall be performed on August 5 in Manchester. Pakistan will play the remaining two video games in Southampton, beginning on August 13 and 21 respectively. Together with no presence of spectators, the gamers have been residing in a biosecure setting to curb the danger of COVID-19 transmission. Forward of the much-awaited collection, cricketer-turned-commentator Ramiz Raja has suggested the red-ball captain Azhar Ali to concentrate on his personal batting.
Raja pointed in direction of Pakistan’s tour of Australia final yr the place Azhar had a lean patch, gathering solely 62 runs in 4 innings. The Males in Inexperienced had suffered a 2-Zero whitewash in that collection.
Azhar Ali’s captaincy wasn’t good in Australia: Ramiz Raja
“My recommendation for Azhar shall be to first concentrate on his personal batting. His captaincy wasn’t good in Australia and in addition in latest instances his kind has not been that nice,” Raja instructed Daybreak Information.
“So he must be specializing in his batting first in order that he can encourage his teammates. Additionally, it’s a nice probability for Babar Azam to once more impress the world as he did in Australia,” he added.
Not too long ago, PCB had obtained stick for its carelessness after as many as 10 Pakistan gamers had been examined COVID-19 constructive forward of the England tour. Nonetheless, of their second check, six of them together with Mohammad Hafeez and Wahab Riaz examined destructive. Raja lauded the board for taking part in its half in serving to the game return to the sector within the wake of coronavirus pandemic.
“PCB deserves the credit score as they’ve maintained a constructive and clear strategy concerning the England tour from day one,” mentioned Raja.
“It’s completely nice information that cricket is lastly returning to motion. I hope the collection towards Windies and Pakistan go easily in England to supply nice leisure to the lovers of the sport,” he added.