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November 15, 2019
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Saeed Ajmal is in our radar: Chief Selector

KARACHI: Chief Selector of Pakistan Cricket team Haroon Rasheed said Sunday that he Saeed Ajaml was in their radar.

“He is very much in our radar and we are closely following his performances for Worcestershire in England,” Said Haroon Rasheed.

The ace spinner was dropped for the tour of Sri Lanka and the home one-day series against Zimbabwe after he failed to impress selectors on the tour of Bangladesh earlier this year.

But the veteran off-spinner has shown signs of improvement while representing the English county in all three formats of the game and returned figures of 8/100 in Worcestershire’s innings defeat of Hampshire last week.

“Ajmal is an asset to Pakistan cricket and we are in touch with him and we are following his performances with interest. We see a role for him in the coming days for the national team,” Haroon said.

“You just can’t discount a great bowler like him. But we realised after Bangladesh that he needed more time to get comfortable with his new bowling action,” the former Test batsman said.

He went on to say that it would be a big boost to the national team if Ajmal could make a comeback and bowled in tandem with leg spinner Yasir Shah.