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Kaneria planning to adjust his action and runup

Written by: Staff

RAWALPINDI, Pakistan, Dec 4 (Reuters) Pakistan leg spinner Danish Kaneria is planning to adjust his action and runup in an effort to replicate his test success in the one-day arena and consolidate a place in next year's World Cup.

Kaneria has taken 183 wickets in 43 test matches but only 12 in 16 one-day internationals since making his debut in 2000.

''All the great leg spinners of the modern era have done well in both forms of the game. I want to emulate them,'' he told Reuters today.

''I know I can adjust to the requirements of one-day cricket without sacrificing my wicket-taking ability.'' Kaneria, who has been included in the Pakistan one-day squad for the five-match series against West Indies starting tomorrow, said he would also talk to former captains Imran Khan and Javed Miandad.

''I have experimented in domestic one-day games by slowing down my runup. I will also consult Imran and Miandad, two of our best captains, to see how I can convert my wicket-taking success in the test arena to one-day cricket,'' he said.

''I want to talk to them as they used our former leg spinners, Abdul Qadir and Mushtaq Ahmed, effectively in one-day matches.

''My ambition is to play in the World Cup. I want to follow in their footsteps as they contributed a lot to Pakistan in one-day cricket.

''Even otherwise Shane Warne and Anil Kumble have shown how potent a leg spinner can be in one-day cricket.'' REUTERS PDS VV1741

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