Pakistan cricket chief Zaka Ashraf said Saturday that his side's recent resurgence in form had left arch-rivals India afraid to take them on.

The neighbours have not played a Test series since 2007. There were hopes of a thaw after the sides met in the World Cup semi-final and they are slated to play each other under the ICC Future Tours Programme this year.

But they have struggled to find a slot because of India's hectic schedule, prompting Ashraf, who took over as Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman in October last year, to accuse India of running scared.

"Maybe the way our team is performing and the way their team is performing in Australia, they look like afraid, for them losing to Australia is not that much emotional, but its more emotional losing to Pakistan," Ashraf said.