Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief Ramiz Raja heaped praise on England after the visitors defeated the hosts Pakistan in the seven-match T20I series in Lahore.
England and Pakistan played a closely fought T20I series, forcing a decider in the seventh T20I. England, who were led by stand-in captain Moeen Ali, defeated Babar Azam-led Pakistan by 67 runs to clinch the historic series 4-3 in 17 years.
“England have a very strong team. See, they have been the No.1 team for quite some time. They play smart cricket,” Ramiz Raja said in a video shared by PCB.
“Eoin Morgan developed their T20 flavour. They keep you in relentless pressure and Pakistan didn’t let go of the match despite being under pressure. The indication is good, this series could be the best preparation for Pakistan just before the World Cup.”
Ramiz Raja further said that the Pakistan Cricket Board is working to make its process strong with the Pakistan Junior League.
“We are making our processes strong with Pakistan Junior League going on. The reason behind it is that in next 3-4 years we give you well prepared cricketers who would be adventurous, play modern-day cricket. I promise you the next team will surprise you.”