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World T20: De Villiers wary of Pakistan spin king Ajmal

Last updated on: September 28, 2012 09:41 IST

World T20: De Villiers wary of Pakistan spin king Ajmal

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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 Twenty20 World Cup 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 said.

"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.

Image: AB de Villiers
Photographs: Dinuka Liyanawatte/Reuters

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'Ajmal with his doosra is very special'

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"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 Morne 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.

Image: Saeed Ajmal
Photographs: Dinuka Liyanawatte/Reuters

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