Cricket: Saeed Ajmal targets Twenty20 return


Pakistan spin sensation Saeed Ajmal is adamant of making a return at the Twenty20 International World Cup competition which is set to take place in March.

The 38-year old spin wizard helped Pakistan to achieve excellence at the same event way back in 2009, but has failed to make a stamping come back, after receiving clearance from a five-month ban at the hands of the International Cricket Council (ICC) in February.

Ajmal last represented Pakistan in April, when Pakistan played a series against Bangladesh. In the two ODI’s played, he managed to salvage only a single wicket.

Talking to the media at the launch event of Islamabad United, Saeed Ajmal looked all set to represent yet again at the international stage.

He said, “I have got an amazing platform and I am working on my targets. You will most definitely see the Saeed Ajmal of old.”

“The Twenty20 World Cup is after the PSL, and I want to perform well in this tournament so that I have a good chance of representing again on the international stage.”

Regarding his views on his remedial action, he said that, “There were several issues regarding my action which I have worked on with great effort. I have also worked on different techniques and variations in my training sessions and hopefully they will turn out good.”

Saeed Ajmal’s performance in the much awaited Pakistan Super League (PSL) will be under heavy scrutiny as he might make it to the World T20 squad as Pakistan’s main leg break bowler Yasir Shah is still out of action in account for his doping case.