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Saeed In Top Form In Asia Cup Ahead Of New County Season

Spinner Saeed Ajmal has been in excellent form ahead of joining up with Worcestershire as their overseas player for the 2014 season.

Ajmal showed that he is in fine fettle for the forthcoming ICC World Twenty20 in Bangladesh when in action for Pakistan in the Asia Trophy.

The 36-year-old finished as the leading wcket-taker in the tournament with 11 victims in five appearances.

Ajmal produced his best figures in the competition in the final against Sri Lanka when he returned 3-26 from his 10 overs.

But his efforts proved in vain as Sri Lanka successfully chased a 261 target in Mirpur and won by five wickets.

Meanwhile, Worcestershire will return to action on their pre-season tour to Abu Dhabi tomorrow with back to back Twenty20 matches against Derbyshire and New Zealand at the Zayed Stadium.

The county defeated Ireland in the opening match but were beaten in another Twenty20 clash with the Netherlands before losing to Derbyshire in a 50 over contest.

All 17 members of the county's squad have tasted action as part of their preparations for the forthcoming campaign.

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