Saeed Ajmal Not Likely to Play Against New Zealand

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Latest Cricket news state that Pakistani Off-spinner Saeed Ajmal‘s father died on Tuesday while the first Test between Pakistan and New Zealand is scheduled in Hamilton on Friday, January 7th 2011. The chances of the cricketer to make it to the first Test against the Kiwis are low.

According to the PCB officials, the sudden death of his father has proved to be a heavy emotional trauma for the cricketer, as his father was not having any major critical health problems prior to his death.

Arrangements have been made on emergency basis by the Pakistan Cricket Board in facilitating the player to return for his father’s funeral ceremony. Ajmal was part of the team to play a three-day game against New Zealand Cricket XI which was a declared a draw on Tuesday.

Ajmal is a 33-year-old right-arm off-break bowler, who started his career in July 2009 against Sri-Lanka and has played nine of Pakistan’s 17 Tests since then. He has picked up 33 wickets at an average of 39.72, taking 5 from 82 as the best innings figure so far. This may have a significant impact on cricket betting.

The spinner belongs to Faisalabad City, which has given many big names of Cricket world to the Pakistan team. With his sudden departure from the playing team, Pakistan team is left with the spin option of a 30-year-old Abdur Rehman. He is a left-arm orthodox bowler.

Abdur Rehman made his debut in October 2007 and has been playing in four Test matches with a wicket count of 20 and a bowling average if 39.45.

Changes in the team so far in Hamilton Test include a fast bowler Sohail brought after being declared fit. Tanvir was suffering from a chronic knee injury and was replaced previously by Asad Shafique.

Pakistan’s team for the six-match one-day series against New Zealand has still to be announced. PCB is expected to announce the preliminary World Cup squad along with players for these matches, but they have declared the 30-men preliminary World Cup squad till now. Further details in this respect are anticipated to be revealed on Tuesday next week.

This announcement is immensely important in cricket fan communities and they are very curious to hear about this cricket news. Experts say that various important cricket betting decisions are reliant upon this piece of information which is due next week.

SophieHart is an experienced writer, having years of experience on writing different sports and games. This article is about Cricket Betting

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