Ajmal confident of being ready for World Cup

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Pakistan spinner Saeed Ajmal may be banned from international cricket for now, but is certain he will be able to remodel his action in time for a place at the World Cup in Australasia in February.

Pakistan spinner Saeed Ajmal may be banned from international cricket for now, but is certain he will be able to remodel his action in time for a place at the World Cup in Australasia in February.

Ajmal will miss the upcoming tour to face Australia in the UAE, and has to completely remodel his action before being tested again. While he is sure the Pakistan will cope without him, he's still determined to return.

Ajmal said, modestly, of the upcoming series: "We have lot of talent in our country. I am sure my replacement will perform better than me."

But the spinner isn't ready to concede his place fully, insisting he would be ready for the ICC showpiece: "I am sitting in front of you without any tension.

"Whatever happened it was disappointing for me, but now I am not disappointed at all. I am eyeing staging a strong comeback in the World Cup."

The 36-year-old will be helped by former Pakistan bowler Saqlain Mushtaq, one of the founders of the doosra, and Ajmal is certain the tutelage will work out in his favour.

Ajmal added: "He (Saqlain) is a legend and used to bowl exactly like me … doosra, off-spin and everything. He knows a lot and had done enough coaching, hopefully I will get benefit from his experience."

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