Saeed Ajmal

  • It's getting increasingly tough for bowlers, says Saeed Ajmal 19-04-2014 08:31 AM

    Lahore: Pakistan's Saeed Ajmal, widely regarded as the world's best offspinner, says that life is becoming increasingly tough for bowlers in limited-overs cricket. The 36-year-old believes the Twenty20 format and rule changes in 50-over matches have made a real difference. "Times have changed and there is hardly any respect for...
  • Pakistan's Saeed Ajmal cleared for county cricket 18-04-2014 12:32 PM

    Karachi: Star Pakistani off-spinner Saeed Ajmal has been given clearance by his home board to play a shortened stint with Worcestershire in the English season. The 36-year-old's departure was held up after the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) discussed the matter following confirmation of Pakistan's tour to Sri Lanka in July-August....
  • Right time for Pakistan players to make IPL comeback: Wasim Akram 15-04-2014 11:02 AM

    Time right for Pak players' comeback into IPL: Akram Former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram believes that the time is right for Pakistani players to be allowed back into the Indian Premier League as it would help the event connect with more fans in not just the subcontinent but all over...
  • Pakistan may cut Ajmal's English county stint 12-04-2014 09:55 PM

    Lahore: Pakistan offspinner Saeed Ajmal's stint with English county Worcestershire may be set for a shorter duration to compensate for his country's hastily-arranged Test and one-day series against Sri Lanka. "We are still discussing how much time he (Ajmal) can be away as we now have a scheduled series in...
  • Saqlain Mushtaq says modern-day batsmen lack strategy against spin 31-03-2014 08:05 PM

    Mirpur: A lack of strategy in batting against spin has contributed to slow-bowling success at the World Twenty20, former Pakistan off-spinner Saqlain Mushtaq said Monday. "The tactics are changing and the batsmen don't seem to have the kind of strategy they used to have to face spin bowling," said Saqlain,...
  • Confident West Indies face upbeat Pakistan in final group game 31-03-2014 07:10 PM

    Mirpur: It will be a battle between two world-class off-spinners as defending champions West Indies meet Pakistan in a 'Do-or-Die' final group league encounter of the ICC World Twenty20 on Tuesday. Both teams are on four points each and it will be a virtual quarter-final clash to decide on the...
  • I want another shot at Indian batsmen in WT20: Ajmal 29-03-2014 11:29 AM

    Karachi: Pakistan offspinner, Saeed Ajmal wants another shot at the Indian batsmen in the ongoing World Twenty20 in Bangladesh. "We have two more group matches to play in this tournament and they are must win matches for us if we want to qualify for the semi-finals," Ajmal said from Dhaka....
  • World Twenty20: Five players who can make a difference in Ind-Pak clash 21-03-2014 01:08 PM

    An Indo-Pak battle is a showpiece event in every arena; and on the cricket field it gets more elevated. In what promises to be one of the most exciting curtain raisers to the coveted ICC World T20 tournament in recent years, arch-rivals India and Pakistan will be seen at loggerheads...
  • 'Teesra' is just a mindgame that spinners play, says Sunil Narine 19-03-2014 05:54 PM

    Mirpur: West Indies' bowling mainstay Sunil Narine says that there is no variation called "teesra" like what Saeed Ajmal is believed to deliver and it is only about playing "mindgames" with the opposition batsmen. Asked whether there is a possibility of a "teesra" apart from traditional off-break and the "doosra"...
  • 2014 World Twenty20: Top five bowlers to watch out for 14-03-2014 01:38 PM

    The fifth edition of cricket's World Twenty20, featuring 16 teams, will start in Bangladesh on Sunday. Following is a factbox on the bowlers to watch out for during the tournament: Lasith Malinga, Sri Lanka Malinga has now played international cricket for almost 10 years but batsmen still struggle to read...
  • Pakistan's Afridi, Ajmal to play at MCC bicentenary 04-03-2014 10:28 AM

    London: Pakistan's Shahid Afridi and Saeed Ajmal have joined several other leading international cricketers in being confirmed for this year's Lord's bicentenary match, it was announced on Monday. Bangladesh batsman Tamim Iqbal will also take part in the July 5 fixture which celebrates the 200th anniversary of the current Lord's...
  • Asia Cup: Pakistan defeat Afghanistan by 72 runs, earn a bonus point 27-02-2014 10:07 PM

    Fatullah: Talented wicketkeeper-batsman Umar Akmal notched up a breezy century under pressure before the bowlers came to the party and guided Pakistan to a bonus-point 72-run victory over Afghanistan in the Asia Cup on Thursday. Chasing a challenging target of 249, Afghanistan could only manage 176 in 47.2 overs in...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 3rd Test, Day 5 20-01-2014 10:56 AM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 4 round-up: Sri Lanka crawled to 133 for 5 for an overall lead of 220 runs as Pakistan pushed their bid to square the series on the fourth day of the third Test on Sunday. Sri Lanka lost...
  • 3rd Test: Saeed Ajmal strikes to restrict Sri Lanka in final Test 16-01-2014 07:34 PM

    Pakistan off-spinner Saeed Ajmal picked up two wickets in the last session to restrict Sri Lanka to 220 for five wickets at stumps on the first day of the third and final Test in Sharjah on Thursday. The experienced slow bowler dismissed a well-set Mahela Jayawardene (47) with some extra...
  • Wicket-shy Saeed Ajmal vows to bounce back for Pakistan 14-01-2014 05:53 PM

    Sharjah: Pakistan off-spinner Saeed Ajmal on Tuesday promised to bounce back after his below-par performances in the two Tests against Sri Lanka, saying he had never had such a bad response from the pitches. Ajmal managed just five wickets in the two Tests, much below his five-wicket per match ratio,...
  • Saqlain advises Ajmal to take a break from cricket 08-01-2014 11:54 AM

    Karachi: Former Pakistan Test spinner Saqlain Mushtaq has advised Saeed Ajmal to take a break from the sport in order to extend his career. Saqlain said it was a big disappointment that Ajmal could not take a single wicket in the second innings of the Abu Dhabi Test against Sri...
  • 2nd Test: Pakistan look to spinners for win over Sri Lanka 07-01-2014 09:27 AM

    Dubai: Pakistan are hoping for a wicket that takes turn to give their spinners an edge in the second Test against Sri Lanka starting Wednesday in Dubai. Saeed Ajmal toiled for 49 wicketless overs in Sri Lanka's second innings in the drawn first Test in Abu Dhabi last week, as...
  • 1st Test: Pakistan set to challenge rusty Sri Lanka 30-12-2013 06:04 PM

    Abu Dhabi: Pakistan will be looking to maintain their impeccable recent record in the United Arab Emirates when they meet Sri Lanka in the first of the three-Test series from Tuesday. Pakistan have lost only one Test match out of 10 in the UAE since their home games were shifted...
  • 1st ODI: Pakistan pull off a sensational win over Sri Lanka 19-12-2013 01:16 AM

    Sharjah: Mohammad Hafeez returned to his one-day batting form with a gritty 122 off 129 balls as Pakistan pulled off a sensational 11-run victory over Sri Lanka in the first one-day international on Wednesday. Hafeez's seventh ODI century with seven fours and four sixes was well assisted by half centuries...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs Sri Lanka, 1st ODI in Sharjah 18-12-2013 03:54 PM

    For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page. Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq have won the toss and opted to bat against Sri Lanka in the first one-day international in Sharjah. Pakistan and Sri Lanka, the two sub-continent powerhouse, face each other in the first of the five-ODI series...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs Pakistan, 3rd ODI 30-11-2013 02:03 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: South Africa decided to field. TEAM NEWS: Vernon Philander, Henry Davids and Wayne Parnell came in for Dale Steyn, Graeme Smith and Jacques Kallis. Davids makes his debut. Pakistan rested Shahid Afridi. They brought in Umar Amin, Asad...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs Pakistan, 2nd T20 22-11-2013 09:06 PM

    Cape Town: Pakistan won the toss and opted to bat in the second and last Twenty20 against South Africa here on Friday. The visitors have made one change by including Saeed Ajmal in place of Anwar Ali while for South Africa, AB de Villiers, Aaron Phangiso return and Lonwabo Tsotsobe...
  • 5th ODI: South Africa eye 4-1 series win against Pakistan 11-11-2013 08:35 AM

    After taking an unassailable 3-1 lead, an upbeat South Africa will eye for another victory when they take on Pakistan in the fifth and final one-day international in Sharjah on Monday. Quinton De Kock smashed his maiden hundred to help South Africa defeat Pakistan by 28 runs in Abu Dhabi...
  • Afridi confident Pakistan can beat SA 04-11-2013 10:50 AM

    Dashing allrounder Shahid Afridi on Sunday showed confidence Pakistan can pull off a one-day series win despite the return of Hashim Amla and Dale Steyn in the South African squad for the last three matches. Afridi starred with 3 for 26 to add to his 20-ball 26 in Pakistan's comprehensive...
  • 2nd ODI: Pakistan beat South Africa to level the series 1-1 02-11-2013 12:13 AM

    Dubai: Legspinner Shahid Afridi and offspinner Saeed Ajmal bowled out South Africa for 143 as Pakistan recorded a thumping 66-run victory in the second one-day international on Friday to level the series 1-1. Afridi took 3 for 26 and Ajmal (2 for 15) choked South Africa's top order with plenty...
  • 1st ODI: Nervy Pakistan lose to South Africa by one run 31-10-2013 01:54 AM

    Sharjah:South Africa claimed six wickets for 17 runs in a dramatic finish to snatch an unlikely one-run victory over Pakistan in their first one-day international at Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates on Wednesday. Imran Tahir, Lonwabo Tsotsobe and Morne Morkel swept through the batting lineup as Pakistan collapsed to...
  • Pakistan offspinner Saeed Ajmal reprimanded 26-10-2013 01:33 PM

    Dubai: Pakistan offspinner Saeed Ajmal has been reprimanded for insulting an umpire during the second Test against South Africa. The ICC says in a statement on Saturday that Ajmal pleaded guilty to a Level 1 breach that relates to "using language or a gesture that is obscene, offensive or insulting...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs South Africa, 2nd Test, Day 2 24-10-2013 11:08 AM

    Day 1 Round-up: Top-ranked South Africa were eyeing a big first innings lead after legspinner Imran Tahir's five-wicket haul helped the Proteas bowl out Pakistan for 99 on the first day of the second and final Test on Wednesday. Captain Graeme Smith led from the front and was unbeaten on...
  • Former Pakistan players hail South Africa Test win 18-10-2013 06:41 PM

    Karachi: Former players on Friday hailed Pakistan's upset victory over world number one Test side South Africa in Abu Dhabi, hoping it will lift the morale of the team and the fans. Misbah-ul-Haq's men bounced back from an embarrassing defeat to minnows Zimbabwe last month to beat South Africa by...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs South Africa, 1st Test, Day 4 17-10-2013 11:12 AM

    CLICK HERE for the live updates from Day 4 of the first Test between Pakistan and South Africa being played at Abu Dhabi. Day 3 Round-up: South Africa were in a serious pinch after Pakistan routed the top order and left the Proteas reeling at 72 for 4, still trailing...