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Tuesday, January 10, 2006

"Pakistan need individual, collective strategies to neutralize Indian challenge": Rameez Raja

The build up to the first test is slowly but surely gaining momentum. In this exclusive article for the Daily Times, "Rameez Raja" joins the bench of numerous ex- cricketers giving their expert opinion on a series which is promising to be one that will be remembered for a long time.

"Pakistan after outstripping England are glowing with florid complexion. However, they must now get over the euphoria or risk being burnt by overexposure. The task at hand is to grapple with India, a team that overpowered them at home in 2004. The marathon is about to begin and trust me, it's going to be a gruelling race to the finish".

More emphasis on playing positive cricket by Rameez: "For Pakistan to stay on course, it must abort all thoughts of 'what if' and focus simply on 'so what' "

No expert can finish an article without making a comment on the "Wall Of India". Rameez also feels the same: "To control the game, Pakistan will have to plot Rahul Dravid's downfall. Get the captain on the mat and the rest can get paralyzedlyzed by its effect"

I guess Rameez is conveniently undermining the potential of Sachin Tendulkar, V. Shewag and V.V.S. Laxman to name a few...

I agree with his take on Ganguly "Sourav Ganguly's selection will have more value to Pakistan than India. I firmly believe that a senior player and that too an ex captain, when relegated to 12th man duties, can effect the calmness of the dressing room."


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