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'Earlier the batsmen were scared to face me. Now there is a contest'

Feb 17, 2016: Saeed Ajmal talks about learning offspin afresh, how he plots dismissals with his remodelled action, and how ready he is for a Pakistan recall

Interview by Nagraj Gollapudi

Islamabad United v Karachi Kings, PSL 2016, Dubai

Ajmal helps Islamabad clinch last-ball thriller

Feb 7, 2016: Saeed Ajmal, playing only his second T20 since November 2015, struck with his first ball and then produced a double-strike in his last over to help Islamabad United defend 132 against Karachi Kings in a last-ball thriller

ESPNcricinfo staff

Pakistan news

Ajmal has contract suspended after outburst

Nov 12, 2015: Saeed Ajmal has had his PCB contract suspended following his recent outburst about the testing procedures for suspect actions where he accused the ICC of double standards

Umar Farooq

Pakistan news

Ajmal faces action after testing outburst

Nov 5, 2015: Saeed Ajmal is facing disciplinary action after launching a scathing assessment of the ICC's attitude towards illegal bowling actions

George Dobell

Pakistan v England 2015-16

Yasir 'fit again' but Pakistan ponder cover

Oct 16, 2015: Yasir Shah is expected to be fit for the second Test against England in Dubai after recovering from the back spasm which ruled him out of the opening contest

Umar Farooq in Abu Dhabi

Pakistan news

There is room for me in limited overs - Ajmal

Sep 3, 2015: Pakistan offspinner Saeed Ajmal has dismissed speculations of retirement, insisting he's still a "good limited-overs bowler", even as chief selector Haroon Rasheed said he was looking forward to "judge him" in the national T20 main round beginning next we

Umar Farooq

County news

Worcestershire gamble on Gabriel

Aug 27, 2015: Worcestershire have brought in West Indies pace bowler Shannon Gabriel for two Championship matches in a late toss of the dice intended to save their Division One status

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Worcestershire v Hampshire, LV= Championship, Division One, New Road, 4th Day

Shantry's five hands Worcestershire vital victory

Jul 9, 2015: Worcestershire made a big move in the LV= County Championship relegation struggle by completing an emphatic victory over Hampshire by an innings and 33 runs after 95 minutes on the fourth morning at New Road.


Worcestershire v Hampshire, LV= Championship, Division One, New Road, 3rd day

Ajmal's five leaves Hampshire on the ropes

Jul 8, 2015: Saeed Ajmal's first five-wicket haul since August 2014 moves Worcestershire towards victory


Worcestershire v Durham, NatWest T20 Blast, North Group, New Road

Ajmal, Oliver keep Worcs on track

Jul 5, 2015: Richard Oliver's half-century was the difference as Worcestershire strengthened their grip on second spot in the NatWest T20 Blast North Group by beating Durham by five wickets at New Road


Durham v Worcestershire, NatWest Blast, North Group, Chester-le-Street

'Wizard' Ajmal passes the test as leaders Durham toppled

Jun 12, 2015: Saeed Ajmal's three wickets at Chester-Le-Street against T20 North Group leaders Durham led Worcestershire's captain Daryl Mitchell to proclaim: "The wizard is back"


NatWest Blast

England influx spices up Roses sellout

Jun 5, 2015: ESPNcricinfo previews the latest round of matches in the NatWest Blast

Freddie Wilde

NatWest T20 Blast

Ajmal returns for Worcestershire with point to prove

Jun 4, 2015: Saeed Ajmal, the Pakistani mystery spinner, returns to begin his third spell for Worcestershire on Friday night against Northamptonshire but, having remodeled his action, faces the challenge of regaining his potency.

ESPNcricinfo staff

Pakistan in Sri Lanka 2015

Shehzad, Masood picked for SL Tests; Ajmal dropped

Jun 3, 2015: Ahmed Shehzad and Shan Masood have been included in Pakistan's 15-man squad for the Test series in Sri Lanka in June while offspinner Saeed Ajmal has been left out

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Pakistan in Bangladesh 2015

'Need time to regain my confidence' - Ajmal

May 4, 2015: He has been dropped and has struggled to be as effective as he once was, but Saeed Ajmal says it is all part of a plan and that he needs more time to rediscover his old form

Umar Farooq in Mirpur

Pakistan in Bangladesh 2015

Tough journey ahead for Ajmal 2.0

Apr 21, 2015: While Saeed Ajmal has displayed promise with his new action, he lacks the old loop and turn. It will be a difficult task to regain the effectiveness he had before he was banned

Mohammad Isam in Mirpur

'I still have to contribute to keep my place in the ODI side'

Apr 16, 2015: Azhar Ali looks ahead to his new role as Pakistan's ODI captain, talks about his leadership style and adjusting to the format

Interview by Umar Farooq

Bangladesh v Pakistan, 1st ODI, Mirpur

'We won't put Ajmal under pressure' - Waqar

Apr 16, 2015: Pakistan coach Waqar Younis has said there will not be pressure on Saeed Ajmal to make an immediate impact

Mohammad Isam

Pakistan in Bangladesh 2015

Ajmal 'pained' by hiatus from cricket

Apr 5, 2015: Pakistan offspinner Saeed Ajmal has described his time away from the game as "the most difficult" of his life

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Pakistan news

Ajmal back in Pakistan squad for all three formats

Apr 3, 2015: Saeed Ajmal has been picked by Pakistan for all three formats for the tour of Bangladesh, after his remodelled action was cleared by the ICC in February

Umar Farooq
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