“Saeed Ajmal will always remain a trump card for us as we all know he’s a wonderful bowler,” Whatmore said. “He’s very much needed, and he will always remain a threat,” he added.
The 35-year-old Ajmal is ranked No 1 in one-day internationals and Twenty20s, with 109 wickets in 71 ODIs and 69 wickets in 48 T20s.
Pakistan will play two Twenty20 internationals against India, in Bangalore on December 25 and Ahmedabad on December 27, followed by three one-dayers in Chennai on December 30, Kolkata on January 3 and New Delhi on January 6.
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