Pakistan, Australia Focus on Spin for ODI Series

Despite the absence of Saeed Ajmal, Pakistan will aim to get the better George Bailey-led Australia with spin bowling in the upcoming three-match ODI series, starting on Tuesday at Sharjah.

updated: October 06, 2014 16:15 IST
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Pakistan and Australia will focus on spin when they start a three-match one-day series in Sharjah on Tuesday, despite the absence of top bowler Saeed Ajmal, who is suspended over his suspect bowling action. (Warner erases Watson's record | Australia win)

Pakistan have been hard pressed to compensate for the missing Ajmal, who has single-handedly won them matches in all three formats of the game in the last five years.

He was reported for a suspect bowling action on Pakistan's August tour of Sri Lanka and was subsequently banned from international cricket after a bio-mechanic analysis found his action illegal.

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