Saeed Ajmal to play for Adelaide Strikers in BBL 2

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Published: Wednesday, November 7, 2012, 13:50 [IST]
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Ajmal to play for Adelaide Strikers

Adelaide, Nov 7: Pakistan offspinner Saeed Ajmal has signed up for Adelaide Strikers to play in the second edition of Big Bash League (BBL 2) which starts in Australia on December 7.

Ajmal is the latest player from Pakistan to join the Twenty20 league Down Under. Shahid Afridi and Umar Akmal are the other two from Pakistan to be a part of BBL 2. Afridi is with Sydney Thunder while Akmal has joined Sydney Sixers.

Adelaide Strikers' official website, on Wednesday, confirmed the signing of Ajmal, who is the leading wicket-taker in T20 Internationals with 69 scalps in 48 matches.

"The Adelaide Strikers have signed the world's best T20 bowler, with Pakistani specialist Saeed Ajmal confirmed today as the team's third international player," a report on their website said.

Ajmal was quoted as saying the report, "I am really excited about playing for the Adelaide Strikes and really happy that I will get the chance to show my talent in BBL|02. I am very keen to meet up with the rest of the boys soon and play my best in the games that I am available, with the hope that Adelaide make the final stages and I can return to help win the competition."

Strikers' coach Darren Berry said: "We know what this guy (Saeed Ajmal) is capable of, having seen him run through both the Australian and English batsmen a couple of months ago, so to have him on board is a great result for the Strikers."


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