South Africa wary of Ajmal threat

Sep 28, 2012, 07:35 IST | AFP

Top-ranked South Africa take on Pakistan in their Super Eights clash at the R Premadasa stadium here today to launch the opening skirmishes in group two

The South African captain’s main worry ahead of Friday’s clash against Pakistan was how his team will cope against prolific off-spinner Saeed Ajmal.

Saeed Ajmal

Asked if his batsmen had been able to understand Ajmal's action, de Villiers said: “Not really but there are not many batsmen who can read Ajmal.

“We have studied him closely and analysed his action. The important thing will be to watch the ball closely.”

“It is a tough group,” South African captain AB de Villiers said on Thursday. “Any of the sides can beat each other on any given day, so it is going to be a great challenge. But if we play good cricket, we will be difficult to stop. We have prepared well for this tournament, to the extent that we are ready for even the Super Over if that becomes necessary.” —  

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