Mushtaq Ahmed Defends Saeed Ajmal, Abdul Rehman After Poor Show in First Test vs Sri Lanka

Pakistan's spin bowling coach Mushtaq Ahmed, who took charge of the Pakistani bowling department in June, said it was not easy for the bowlers when they were asked to bowl on a flat wicket after playing their first Test in six months time.

updated: August 11, 2014 13:27 IST
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Saeed Ajmal celebrates with teammates after dismissing Sri Lankan batsman Kithuruwan Vithanage.

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Karachi: Pakistan's spin bowling coach Mushtaq Ahmed has defended the performance of spinners, Saeed Ajmal and Abdul Rehman in the first Test against Sri Lanka in Galle. (Match Report | Pics)

Mushtaq, who has worked as spin bowling consultant with the England team before joining the Pakistan team, said Pakistan was playing a Test match after a six months gap and that made a huge difference to the bowlers.

"Spinners need to get into a groove and find their rhythm and this has not been possible for our spinners as they haven't played a test for six months now," said the former Test spinner.

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