Saeed Ajmal targets big-hitting Gayle

May 07, 2013, 11:03 IST | AFP

Pakistan offie Saeed Ajmal vowed yesterday to target West Indian swashbuckler Chris Gayle when the two sides meet in the Champions Trophy next month

Pakistan is currently featuring in a tune-up camp in Abbottabad, where US forces killed Osama bin Laden two years ago, a hilly town hoping to match conditions in England where the eight-nation Trophy will be played from June 6-23.

Saeed Ajmal

“We are practising and the way Gayle has been playing it is amazing,” Ajmal said. “We are looking at the videos of his batting because we have a match against them and hopefully we will have no problems.”

Chris Gayle

Pakistan will also face South Africa on June 10 and arch-rivals India on June 15 — both at Birmingham. Holders Australia, England, Sri Lanka and New Zealand feature in group A. Top two teams from each group will qualify for the semis.

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