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Ajmal Not Vital For Pakistan World Cup Chances - Miandad

Ajmal not vital for Pakistan World Cup chances: Miandad
Ajmal not vital for Pakistan World Cup chances: Miandad
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Former Pakistan captain Javed Miandad is confident of Pakistan's chances at the ICC 2015 World Cup even without their ace spinner Saeed Ajmal, who has been suspended from bowling.

Ajmal, who was reported for a suspected illegal bowling action during the Sri Lanka Test series, was eventually suspended after undergoing a test in Brisbane as his action exceeded the 15 degree permitted limit.

Ajmal is the number one ranked bowler in One-Day Internationals, however, Miandad who has coached Pakistan on three occasions has made it clear the team shouldn't be dependent on one individual.

"We should not depend on one player, don’t think of a player who is not there, and others should fulfill their responsibilities," Miandad said.

Miandad also believes if Pakistan plays up to their potential in the upcoming World Cup, they can clinch the title which they last won in 1992.

However, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is doing everything it takes to bring Ajmal back to international cricket as soon as possible.

They have employed the services of former Pakistan spinner, Saqlain Mushtaq, to help Ajmal rectify his bowling action.

After the remedial process is over, Saeed Ajmal can apply to the ICC for another assessment, which by successfully negotiating he can return to play for Pakistan.

Pakistan will begin their World Cup 2015 campaign against their arch-rivals and defending champions, India at the Adelaide Oval on 15th February 2015.

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