Pakistan are fresh from a successful tour of Zimbabwe where they whitewashed the hosts in the matches that consisted a Test, three One-Day internationals and two Twenty20 matches.
Raja says despite Zimbabwe suffering the losses to the 2011 World Cup finalists, he was impressed by the talent that was on display.
“Zimbabwe started off well, but have to learn from their mistakes. For Pakistan, it was good to see some of the young faces. Their quality and calibre will be tested when they play against Sri Lanka and England. You can see there is talent and they are playing as one unit. It is all about managing them well,’’ Raja said in an interview.
Zimbabwe’s cricketing fortunes have changed for the better in recent months, culminating in the team marking its return to test cricket in style in August where they beat visiting Bangladesh in a five-day series.
They face a more formidable test however later this month when New Zealand tours Zimbabwe for a series of One Day Internationals and Twenty-20 matches starting Saturday in Harare.
They conclude their tour with a Test match scheduled for Bulawayo between November 1 and 5.
The matches will mark the first time New Zealand have toured Zimbabwe after relations were strained more than a decade ago as a result of the then Zanu (PF) government’s human rights abuses.Post published in: Cricket