Pakistan's winning ratio highest in world: Ramiz Raja

Pakistan played 24 matches and won 18, losing four and drawing the other two in the current season

Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman Ramiz Raja. — AFP/File
Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman Ramiz Raja. — AFP/File
  • “Pakistan’s success ratio is 75%," says Ramiz Raja.
  • India come next with 68.75% success ratio.
  • Afghanistan occupy third spot.


ISLAMABAD: In a major achievement, Pakistan’s winning ratio in international cricket exceeded the 75% mark during the session 2021-22, leaving behind India and other countries, said Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Ramiz Raja on Friday.

Talking to the media, Ramiz Raja highlighted the achievements of the national cricketers in the international arena since he took over the reins of the cricket board, The News reported. 

“Pakistan’s success ratio has been overwhelming as it has crossed 75%, more than any other cricket-playing nation including India that usually play most of their matches at home,” Ramiz said.

In a season that started in September (since the time Ramiz Raja took over), Pakistan played 24 matches and won 18, losing four and drawing the other two. The total success ratio of the national team is 75%, more than any other team in the world.

India come next as the team played 32 matches, won 22, and lost nine, and drew the remaining one. India’s success ratio is 68.75.

Surprisingly, Afghanistan occupy the third spot, winning 13 out of 19 they played and losing the remaining. South Africa come next, winning 19 of the 28 matches the team played and losing nine others. Australia occupy the fifth spot in the success ratio chart, winning 20 of the 30 matches they played, losing seven and drawing the other three. Australia’s success ratio is 66.67%.

Ireland, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, England, Bangladesh, Zimbabwe, and West Indies come next on the ladder. All have less than a 60% winning ratio.

Hotcake

Commenting on the team’s progress, Ramiz said that the national team has progressed by leaps and bounds during the last eight months. The moment Pakistan defeated India fair and square in the World Cup T20 opener, the Pakistan team becomes a hotcake around the world.

“We now have a team under the leadership of Babar Azam. Fans around the world wait for months to see the green shirts in action. We have been receiving an unprecedented response from everywhere and on every front. Be it from a cricketing angle or from the commercial point of view, there is no matching Pakistan. The credit definitely goes to the entire team. Babar Azam’s ability to lead the team has seen tremendous progress.

“He is fully in charge and calling all the shots. He has grown in confidence and has performed outstandingly as a player and as a captain. The team under him is giving a united look.”