India a better Test side than Pakistan: Imran

DUBAI, OCT. 11 . Pakistan has done comparatively better in recent times against India in the shorter version of the game but India still remains a better Test side than Inzamam-ul Haq's team, said former Pakistan captain Imran Khan.

Talking to a local daily here, the former allrounder said, "One should not forget that Pakistan has done well against India only in one-day cricket. In one-day cricket, if you have a good day, you will win that match. It is the Test cricket which is really the test of a team. India looks a better Test side than Pakistan.''

Saying that Pakistan had more talent than any other cricketing country, the former captain rued inconsistent batting had been the bane of Pakistan cricket.

Imran, who led Pakistan to the 1992 World Cup title said, ``Pakistan has a good bowling attack and that is its strength. The problem with Pakistan lies in the inconsistency in its batting. This has been mainly due to the domestic cricket structure, which does not polish the batting talent in our country.''

``The Pakistan team keeps changing batsmen all the time. It follows a revolving door policy where batsmen come and go. It takes time for batsmen to get used to playing international cricket.

At the domestic level they are neither technically or temperamentally ready for the big time... The net result is that we only have Youhana and Inzamam as the two solid dependable players. All the rest are shaky,'' he said.— UNI

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