Ajmal to unveil new delivery during England series

Saeed Ajmal had his bowling actions being questioned by commentators during the West Indies tour Getty Images

By CricketCountry Staff

Lahore: Aug 26, 2011

Pakistan offspiner Saeed Ajmal revealed that he has been working on a new type of delivery, which he plans to bowl during the 2012 England series.

The 33-year-old said that that he didn’t get a chance to experiment with his new delivery during the World Cup 2011 and was saving it for the England series to be played in UAE.

“I didn’t bowl it during the World Cup because I wanted to stick with my best and most reliable deliveries in such a high profile tournament,” Ajmal said. “I’m saving it for the series against England.”

Ajmal had his bowling actions being questioned by commentators during the West Indies tour but he chose to brush them aside.

“They can say what they want but the ICC has cleared my action and of course umpires and referees are there too. It’s within the rules.

“Commentators can say all they want, but all those who have been cleared by the ICC are still bowling. Harbhajan and Botha have had their actions queried in the past and are still bowling. I really don’t know why they keep targeting us.”