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Ramiz Raja Feels Misbah-ul-Haq Has Been Overburdened With The ‘Dual Role’

Former Pakistan player Ramiz Raja has insisted that Misbah-ul-Haq has been overburdened with the ‘dual role’, handed to him by the PCB

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Clinical Sri Lankan team defeated Pakistan - the number one ranked T20I side - by 35 runs to go 2-0 up and claim series win with one game left to play.

Following Pakistan's poor performance, cricketer-turned-commentator Ramiz Raja has insisted that Misbah-ul-Haq has been overburdened with the ‘dual role’, handed to him by the PCB. Former skipper Misbah is currently the head coach and chief selector of the Pakistan cricket team.

"Misbah-ul-Haq has been overburdened after he was handed the coaching responsibilities of all formats. I feel we need to bring in a power-hitting coach for the shorter format, to correct the direction of the players," Ramiz said in a video posted on his official YouTube channel.

Sri Lanka defeated Pakistan in first two T20I games to take an unassailable lead in the three-match series in Lahore.

"The result of the T20I series against (Sri Lanka) was expected as Pakistan team was stressed after the losing the first game. Many old players were recalled in the T20 team but were unable to deliver under pressure," Ramiz said.

On Tuesday, Misbah said he needed to find solutions to the problems hampering the side.

"You are seeing problems with the team and I am also seeing them. We need to resolve these. It's not something that can be fixed overnight. It takes some time to fix these things," said Misbah as quoted by www.cricketpakistan.com.pk.

"Obviously I am answerable but to make a team, you need some time and to do that, you do some experiments. Only then do you get the answers to your questions. A lot of things are in front of us and we need to find solutions."