Built his reputation as a go-to finisher, Saeed Ajmal on Pakistan batsman who can smash the ball a long way

Saeed Ajmal said Pakistan batsman Asif Ali has built his reputation as a go-to finisher

Saeed Ajmal: “Asif Ali has done well to build his reputation as a finisher”

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Former Pakistan spinner Saeed Ajmal said batsman Asif Ali has built his reputation as a go-to finisher.

Asif made his presence felt during the T20 World Cup and was particularly impressive in a couple of matches.

His most dominant effort with the bat came against Afghanistan, where he stole the spotlight with his big-hitting.

Asif hammered an unbeaten 25 off seven balls in the match, which included four sixes.

All the sixes he hit came in the 19th over off the bowling of Karim Janat, where he finished off the game and led Pakistan to an impressive five-wicket win.

His other notable performance came in the five-wicket win over New Zealand, where he struck 27 off 12 balls, which included a boundary and three sixes.

“Asif Ali has done well to build his reputation as a finisher,” Ajmal told Cricket Pakistan.

Pakistan’s T20 World Cup campaign came to an end on Thursday when they lost by five wickets to Australia in the semi-final.

Pakistan will now play three T20 Internationals and two Tests against Bangladesh.

The T20 series will be held from November 19 to 22, while the Test series will begin on November 26.

Pakistan’s Squad for Bangladesh T20 Series: Babar Azam (captain), Shadab Khan (vice-captain), Asif Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Iftikhar Ahmed, Imad Wasim, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan (wicketkeeper), Sarfaraz Ahmed (wicketkeeper), Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shahnawaz Dahani, Shoaib Malik, Usman Qadir

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