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ICC World T20 2014: Rameez Raja laments lack of ‘sound batting cupboard’ for loss against West Indies

Rameez Raja feels that Pakistan lost their nerves against West Indies  © Getty Images
Rameez Raja feels that Pakistan lost their nerves against West Indies © Getty Images

Karachi: Apr 3, 2014

Former Pakistani captain Rameez Raja has blamed the lack of a ‘sound batting cupboard’ and nerves for Pakistan‘s poor ICC World T20 2014 display against West Indies, which saw them out of the tournament without qualifying for the semi-finals.

The former opener, who plies his expertise on the airwaves as a TV commentator, was part of a band of a select few players who had the honour to represent Pakistan in the now historic victory against England in the 1992 World Cup in Australia

According to www.pakpassion.net, Raja analysed Pakistan’s shocking 84-run defeat and said that Pakistan appeared nervous as a unit as compared to a relaxed Caribbean side, which led to them making numerous technical flaws in their performance, adding that their batting performance continued to be as dismal as before.

Stating that it is possible to turn around a team’s performance in T20 cricket, Raja also said that Pakistan lost the script completely after the attack was launched by Darren Sammy and Dwayne Bravo, adding that the team’s lack of quality batsman makes them repeatedly call on players like Kamran Akmal and Shoaib Malik.

ICC World T20 2014 schedule: Match time table with venue details

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 20, 2014 (14:30 IST)   at Kolkata

Pakistan vs Australia in UAE, 2014

Oct 22, 2014 (11:30 IST)   at Dubai

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 22, 2014 (19:00 IST)   at Cuttack

Zimbabwe tour of Bangladesh, 2014

Oct 25, 2014 (09:30 IST)   at Dhaka

South Africa tour of New Zealand, 2014

Oct 27, 2014 (03:00 IST)   at Hamilton

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Oct 24, 2014  at Mount Maunganui

South Africa won by 72 runs

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Oct 21, 2014  at Mount Maunganui

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Oct 17, 2014  at Dharamsala

India won by 59 runs

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 14, 2014  at Visakhapatnam

Match cancelled

Pakistan vs Australia in UAE, 2014

Oct 12, 2014  at Abu Dhabi

Australia won by 1 run

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