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Ajmal to unleash new delivery against England

Published: Saturday, January 7, 2012, 16:35 [IST]
 
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Ajmal to unleash new delivery

Lahore, Jan 7: Pakistan spinner Saeed Ajmal says he has added a new weapon to his arsenal and will use it against England in the upcoming Tests series in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

"It is a new variation on which I have been working for a while now. I dont know whether it will be successful but if it does not produce desired results I will stick to my tried and tested variations," Ajmal told reporters in Lahore.

"I have always been comfortable bowling the Doosra and I get a lot of wickets with it but I also wanted to a try a new variation against England. Let us see how it goes," added the 34-year old spinner, who last year was the only bowler to capture 50 Test wickets.

Saeed said he bowled a flatter trajectory and the doosra frequently as he was comfortable with both variations.

"Why shouldnt I bowl the doosra frequently when I am getting wickets with it. I know many batsmen still cant read or pick it," he said.

Saeed said he had been bowling a lot in the nets in preparation for the coming series and had been focusing on deliveries and variations for the left handers as England had some quality southpaw players.

"It is going to be a tough series but having bowled a lot in Dubai and Abu Dhabi I think our bowlers have a better idea of what is required in those conditions in the coming series and that gives us a slight edge," he added.

The off-spinner, who made a late entry into international cricket, said he had no doubt it would be a grueling series for the bowlers as both teams packed some top class batsmen.

"And in the conditions you find in the UAE it is hard work for the bowlers and a lot of discipline and patience is required to get wickets," he stated.

The Pakistan team is presently attending a conditioning camp in Lahore under supervision of head coach Mohsin Khan with Aaqib Javed and Ejaz Ahmed assisting him as bowling and fielding coaches respectively.

PTI

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