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Former Pakistan captain Ramiz Raja has revealed that there will be two keys to success for the national team in their World Cup clash against Australia in Taunton on Wednesday.
Ramiz noted that one of Pakistan’s top order batsmen needs to score a century, while a middle order batsman has to make a quickfire knock of about 70.
In addition to that, the men in green have to ensure that they don’t allow Australia left-arm seamer Mitchell Starc to take any wickets.
Starc is currently the joint second-highest wicket-taker in the World Cup with seven wickets in three games at an average of 21.57.
He took a superb five-wicket haul in Australia’s 15-run win over the West Indies.
“Pakistan needs one century from the top order and one batsman from the middle order who can score 70 runs off 50 balls,” Ramiz was quoted as saying by Geo.tv. “Pakistan must not give [any] wickets to Mitchell Starc as whenever Australia is under-pressure they bring him [on to] bowl.”