Pakistan bowlers can get the better of Sri Lanka batsmen: Saeed Ajmal

Saeed Ajmal says as a bowler, it is futile to think about the pitches Getty Images

By CricketCountry Staff

Islamabad: Oct 17, 2011

Spinner Saeed Ajmal feels that the Pakistan bowling attack can get the better of Sri Lanka batsmen in their upcoming three-match Test series starting October 18 in UAE.

Ajmal told PakPassion, “The Sri Lankans are a very balanced team. They are a good side, but I look at the Pakistan side and my team mates and I feel that we can be successful in the Test series.”

“The Sri Lankan’s strength is their batting lineup, but I think that the Pakistani bowlers are the team’s strong point and we can get the better of the Sri Lankan batsmen,” he added.

Ajmal, who has bagged 23 wickets in his last three Test matches, says that worrying about the pitches in UAE is futile as a bowler.

Ajmal said, “Last time we played in the Emirates against South Africa last year, the pitches were very batsman friendly, but if you look around the world most Test surfaces are in favour of the batsmen and as a bowler I don’t think about the conditions or the nature of the pitch, how batsman friendly it is or a bowler friendly the pitch is.”

“At the end of the day I concentrate on landing that ball where I want it to land. Whoever performs the best on those five days in each match will succeed, irrespective of the surface,” he added.