Saeed Ajmal excited to play in Big Bash

Published: 08 November, 2012 10:36 IST | AFP |

Pakistan's wily off-spinner Saeed Ajmal said yesterday he was thrilled at joining Adelaide Strikers for the Australian Big Bash Twenty20 league next month

He is one of three Pakistani players who have signed to play in Australia’s Twenty20 event, along with flamboyant allrounder Shahid Afridi and dashing young batsman Umar Akmal.

Saeed Ajmal

Ajmal is the leading wicket-taker in Twenty20 internationals, with 69 from 48 matches, seven ahead of Afridi, who is joining Sydney Thunder. He is also the world number on ODI bowler.

“I am really excited about playing for the Adelaide Strikers and really happy that I will get the chance to show my talent in the BBL (Big Bash League),” Ajmal said.

“I am very keen to meet up with the rest of the boys soon and play my best in the games that I am available, with the hope that Adelaide make the final stages and I can return to help win the competition,” he added.

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