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Ramiz Raja: ‘Beating India in India is Tough, Other Teams Have Something to Learn’

Former Pakistani cricketer and former PCB chair, Ramiz Raja, has praised Team India for their recent ODI series victory against New Zealand in Raipur. The Indian team secured the series win with a game to spare, and Raja believes that Pakistan should take note of India’s dominance at home. Since the 2019 World Cup, India has won 15 out of 19 ODIs at home, earning Raja’s admiration.

Raja’s comments came after India defeated New Zealand by eight wickets in the second One-Day International to grab a commanding 2-0 lead in the three-match series. Ahead of the ODI World Cup at home, Team India has already defeated the West Indies, Australia, England, South Africa, Sri Lanka, and New Zealand in one-day international series on home grounds.

“It’s tough to beat India in India. This is something to learn for other sub-continent teams, including Pakistan,” Raja said on his YouTube channel. “It’s because Pakistan has enough potential, but the home performance in terms of results or series wins is not as consistent as Team India. This is an important milestone for India in the World Cup year.”

Unlike India, Pakistan has not managed to put up a decent show on home soil. The Babar Azam-led side recently lost an ODI series against New Zealand and also failed to win a Test match at home. While Pakistan lost the three-match series against England by 0-3, they failed to win either of the two Tests against New Zealand as the series ended in a stalemate.