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Asia Cup 2018: Pakistan Should Play Positive Cricket to Get Desired Results – Saeed Ajmal

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Saeed Ajmal. (Photo: PCB)

Former Pakistan cricketer Saeed Ajmal revealed that Sarfraz Ahmed & Co should play positive cricket and show right attitude to win the ongoing Asia Cup 2018.

Meanwhile, Pakistan hasn’t had a dominant run in this series after losing to India and Afghanistan almost running them over. Furthermore, they suffered a humiliating loss against India, as they offered no resistance. However, Saeed Ajmal believes Pakistan should play with a positive attitude to get results in their favour.

I have just one message for them and that is for them to play positively. They shouldn’t think too far ahead and when you have some quality bowlers in your ranks, you just need to stay positive and look to have the right attitude. In the last game, India won one-sided and when the team does that minus Virat Kohli, that is unacceptable. A good contest is what is likely, after that if you lose well bad luck,” he said to HT.

Shadab Khan, Asia Cup 2018, Pakistan
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Pakistan should play two spinners

Speaking on what exactly Pakistan needs to do to beat arch-rivals India, Saeed Ajmal admitted they should field both Shadab Khan and Mohammad Nawaz. He also called for support from the batsmen, who have been below par in the ongoing Asia Cup 2018.

If you ask me, I would say Mohammad Nawaz and Shadab Khan should be playing together as spin is the way to go. Secondly, the bowlers need the support of the batsmen and Pakistan must score 250 plus as all the teams have managed to do that when it comes to winning games.

Asia Cup 2018: Pakistan Should Play Positive Cricket to Get Desired Results - Saeed Ajmal
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In this case, they must also remember that India chase really well and if they cannot put at least 250 on the board, the Pakistan bowlers will not have much to do. They should fight till the end and make this a contest that shall be remembered for ages,” Saeed Ajmal signed off.

Pakistan and India will square off in the Super Four encounter of this Asia Cup 2018 on September 23 (Sunday).

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