Saeed Ajmal hopes to pass bowling testLahore: Pakistan spinner Saeed Ajmal is confident that he will pass a bowling action test but rules out any chance of featuring in next month's World Cup.The 37-year-old will travel to Chennai and have a
Lahore: Pakistan spinner Saeed Ajmal is confident that he will pass a bowling action test but rules out any chance of featuring in next month's World Cup.
The 37-year-old will travel to Chennai and have a reassessment test on his bowling action in the International Cricket Council (ICC) accredited laboratory.
Ajmal was reported during the Galle Test against Sri Lanka in August last year and he was subsequently suspended from bowling a month later after a bio-mechanic analysis found his action illegal.
“I have worked really hard to overcome the flaws and I am hopeful that I will be cleared,” Ajmal told media before leaving for India Thursday.
“I am going to give test on five various deliveries and I am quite hopeful that I will return as spearhead of the team after getting clearance.”
After his suspension Ajmal did remedial work under former Pakistan great Saqlain Mushtaq. He claims to have cleared unofficial tests.
Ajmal ruled out any chance of featuring in the World Cup if any player of the team gets injured.
Another Pakistani spinner Mohammad Hafeez will also undergo reassessment test in Brisbane on February 5. Hafeez, part of Pakistan's 15-man squad for the World Cup, was suspended over illegal action in November last year.
Pakistan selected him as a batsman only, hoping he will clear the action test and could also bowl in the World Cup.
Eleven bowlers were reported for suspect bowling action under a ICC crackdown launched in June last year.