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Bamboozled by Ajmal

England are caught in a spin by Saeed Ajmal and friends again. George Dobell joins Jon Harris-Bass and the team to put doubts over his action to bed (29:42)

Producer: Tom Kingham

February 8, 2012

Posted by   on (February 8, 2012, 21:15 GMT)

SHahid Afridi will be back for the one day internationasl, and trust me, England will be far more bamboozled when he bowls he fast and varied leg breaks. They will be in a complete spin and will find no excuse.

Posted by simon_w on (February 8, 2012, 20:53 GMT)

i've listened to (and read) George Dobell's explanation of Saeed Ajmal's bowling action several times now, and it seems that the issue is that the rules don't suitably define throwing. The (incredibly complicated) rules about straightening are designed to stop people from throwing, right? But it seems that there is a way to though which conforms to the letter of the law, even if not the spirit.

Posted by   on (February 8, 2012, 20:13 GMT)

England media will do anything to find an excuse....lol

Posted by Rahulbose on (February 8, 2012, 19:26 GMT)

Why don't you all check the averages of the Eng batsmen in Asia before talking about their career averages.

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