LAHORE, Pakistan: Wily spinner Saeed Ajmal urged his Pakistan team yesterday to demolish the world’s best Test side South Africa, just like they did England last year.
Pakistan routed England -- then rated the best Test team -- 3-0 in the United Arab Emirates and face another big challenge in the two-Test series against South Africa starting later this month.
Ajmal, the 36-year-old off-spinner who took 24 wickets to wreck England, said at a team training camp in Lahore: “Last time when we played in Dubai England was number one and we were at the same position (sixth) and we performed well.
“We will try our best to perform as well against South Africa as we did against England.”
Pakistan were thrashed 3-0 in South Africa in February and then lost the second Test to Zimbabwe in a 1-1 Test series stalemate last month. Pakistan will once again look to tame Graeme Smith, chiefly through Ajmal and left-armer Abdul Rehman. AFP