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Former Pakistan captain Ramiz Raja has slammed the national selectors for opting to experiment during the ongoing ODI series against Australia in the United Arab Emirates.
Ramiz’s comments come after Australia crushed Pakistan by 80 runs in the third ODI in Abu Dhabi and took an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match series.
Pakistan decided to rest captain Sarfraz Ahmed, Babar Azam, Shaheen Afridi, Fakhar Zaman, Shadab Khan and Hasan Ali for the series and handed opportunities to other players.
However, with the move having backfired, Ramiz noted that Pakistan have to forget about the series as nothing positive came out of it.
“Pakistan should get this series out of their system as soon as possible, [as] nothing positive happened for the team in this series. Many pundits are also [questioning] what Pakistan got from this experimentation,” Ramiz was quoted as saying by the Business Recorder.
Pakistan will look to secure a consolation win in the fourth ODI in Dubai on Friday.