Lambasting the national team’s poor showing, Raja said: “I believe it is the right time [to revamp] as I think Pakistan’s World Cup campaign has almost ended because their net run rate is below all other teams’ except Afghanistan.”
This is Afghanistan’s second World Cup campaign.
“It is very difficult for Pakistan to be among the top four teams even if they win all their remaining fixtures of the tournament,” Raja predicted.
“Every defeat is followed by introspection and opportunity. Every defeat needs a change. I feel that the time has come to completely revamp Pakistan cricket.“
Raja was of the view that Pakistan needed to swap out some old players with fresh blood. He said that the skill level of Pakistani cricketers had deteriorated over the last two years.