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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.

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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

ESPNcricinfo staff

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

County news

Worcestershire secure Ajmal deal

Feb 23, 2015: Worcestershire have secured a deal to bring Pakistan spinner Saeed Ajmal back to New Road in 2015 for at least the second half of the season from July.

ESPNcricinfo staff

County news

Worcestershire confident of Ajmal return

Feb 12, 2015: Worcestershire are "very optimistic" of a deal to bring Pakistan spinner Saeed Ajmal back to New Road next season.

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World Cup 2015

Ajmal's World Cup still under cloud

Feb 8, 2015: Misbah-ul-Haq has admitted that Saeed Ajmal could yet feature in the World Cup, but cautioned against rushing him back into the side

George Dobell

ICC news

Ajmal and Gazi cleared to bowl again

Feb 7, 2015: Pakistan's Saeed Ajmal and Bangladesh's Sohag Gazi can resume bowling in international cricket, after the ICC cleared their bowling actions following remedial work and retests

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Pakistan news

Ajmal hopeful of getting cleared after retest

Jan 25, 2015: Saeed Ajmal, who underwent official ICC retesting on his remodeled bowling action in Chennai on Saturday, believes that his doosra is within the legal limit now and is hopeful of being cleared to bowl again in international cricket

ESPNcricinfo staff

Can rehabilitated bowlers be as effective as they were before?

Jan 23, 2015: A bent arm helps you gain speed and add revolutions to the ball. It stands to reason that without it, a spinner's effectiveness is bound to be diminished

Aakash Chopra
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