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Misbah's wilderness years

May 13, 2017: An account of the time the Pakistan captain spent out of the team on account of being considered too old

Hassan Cheema

When I faced Saeed Ajmal

Mar 10, 2017: Our correspondent squares up to a man who until recently was one of the world's leading spinners

Osman Samiuddin

PSL 2017 news

Ajmal banks on PSL to make international comeback

Feb 14, 2017: Saeed Ajmal, who has not played international cricket since April 2015, hopes that the second season of the Pakistan Super League will be a stepping stone towards making a comeback

Umar Farooq in Dubai

Pakistan news

Umar Akmal, Ahmed Shehzad demoted in PCB's contract list

Oct 27, 2016: Umar Akmal and Ahmed Shehzad have dropped to Category D, the lowest level of PCB contracts, while Shahid Afridi, Junaid Khan and Fawad Alam were cut from the list entirely

ESPNcricinfo staff

Saeed Ajmal won't stop fighting

Sep 22, 2016: He's no longer the dangerous bowler he was at the height of his powers, but he hasn't given up just yet

Jarrod Kimber

Pakistan news

'Not quitting, will keep playing domestic cricket' - Ajmal

Sep 21, 2016: Pakistan offspinner Saeed Ajmal has declined a 'fitting send-off' from the Pakistan Cricket Board and said he 'had no intention of quitting and will keep on playing domestic cricket'

ESPNcricinfo staff

'I play every match like it's my last'

Jul 22, 2016: Pakistan legspinner Yasir Shah relives his success at Lord's and talks about what it's like to be acclaimed as the world's best spinner

Interview by Kamran Abbasi

'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

ESPNcricinfo staff

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.

ECB/PA

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

ECB/PA

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

ECB/PA

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"

ECB/PA

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
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