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Proteas wary of Ajmal threat

2012-09-27 22:10

Colombo - South Africa will study video analysis to prepare their batsmen to face Pakistan spinner Saeed Ajmal, captain AB de Villiers said on Thursday, a day before the teams meet in the World Twenty20 Super Eights.

"He is still a world-class bowler. I don't think a lot of the guys are reading him. We will watch the video analysis," De Villiers told reporters.

"That's a different story when you are out there you have got to watch the ball closely and I think even world-class players can't read him.

"We have a good all-round team and we'll just come out tomorrow and focus on our strengths."

De Villiers believes the pitch will take turn.

"Two spinners looks like the way forward. But we obviously can decide tomorrow, there are still a lot of things to think about."

Pakistan captain Mohammad Hafeez expects South Africa to focus on their experienced fast bowlers Dale Steyn and Morné Morkel.

"I think South Africa will rely on their pace attack and we know that it's all about the strategy of the teams. We really rely on our spinners because we have something very special in our side like Saeed Ajmal with his doosra," Hafeez said.

The game starts at 12:00 (SA time) of Friday.

Reuters

Comments
  • boom.afridi.56 - 2012-09-27 22:17

    Good luck to both teams. I'm crossing fingers that the rain stays away!! That's all I want!!

      gunner.zn.5 - 2012-09-28 06:25

      With a 20% chance of rain, u need not worry abt crossing ur fingers

      boom.afridi.56 - 2012-09-28 09:41

      60%

  • THABOM85 - 2012-09-27 22:28

    Haven't watched Ajmal in a while, what happened to his 3rd ball?

      UNITY - 2012-09-28 07:31

      He is no shane warne, but he takes wickets and does have a choke hold on batsmen. Take the word wary out, and with prepared , and u can play him. Concentrationa and timing is crucial, we can win this match if we have prepared well!

  • mncedi - 2012-09-28 01:20

    Kiwis managed to deal with Mendis so I believe we can too with Ajmal.\ Forever Proteas\

  • lean.sadie - 2012-09-28 01:49

    Go Proteas.

  • gnoise.prod - 2012-09-28 06:05

    thou should not be wary as we have top quality batsmen & we can until number 8

  • mahomedrafeek.goolam - 2012-09-28 06:17

    Ajmal is a world class spin bowler.Kallis,Amla and AB are world class batsmen,Morkel and Steyn are world class fast bowlers,should be a great game of cricket. AB,Amla and Kallis can really play spin,so I think this one is going the Proteas way.

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