Saeed Ajmal

  • Saeed Ajmal to miss first two ODIs against Sri Lanka 15 hours 50 minutes ago

    Karachi: Pakistan's leading off-spinner Saeed Ajmal is set to miss the first two one-day internationals against Sri Lanka as he has to fly to Brisbane to undergo tests on his bowling action. Saeed, 36, will head to Brisbane from Colombo on August 23 with his test scheduled the next day. The...
  • Iqbal Qasim urges Pakistan to boost spin reserves August 14, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's former spin great Iqbal Qasim on Wednesday urged the country's cricket chiefs to groom more young slow bowlers after Saeed Ajmal was reported for suspect action. The umpires and match referee voiced concerns over a number of the 36-year-old off-spinner's deliveries during Pakistan's seven-wicket loss to Sri Lanka at...
  • Captain Misbah backs Ajmal to come clean on suspect action August 13, 2014

    Pakistan are not worried about Saeed Ajmal's reporting for a suspect bowling action and are confident that the ace off-spinner will be cleared, captain Misbah-ul-Haq said. Match officials reported Ajmal to the International Cricket Council (ICC) for a suspect bowling action following the first Test defeat by Sri Lanka in Galle...
  • 2nd Test: Emotional Sri Lanka eye winning farewell for Jayawardene August 13, 2014

    Sri Lanka are determined to send former captain Mahela Jayawardene into retirement with a victory in the second and final Test starting Thursday against a fragile Pakistan and a 2-0 series sweep. Captain Angelo Mathews said emotions were running high in the home team's dressing room before the match at Jayawardene's...
  • Saeed Ajmal reported for suspected illegal bowling action August 11, 2014

    Dubai: Pakistan off-spinner Saeed Ajmal has been reported for a suspected illegal bowling action during his side's seven-wicket loss in the first cricket Test against Sri Lanka at Galle International Stadium on Sunday. The off-spinner must undergo testing within 21 days, an ICC media release said Monday. The match officials' report, which...
  • Mushtaq defends Ajmal, Rehman after poor show in first Test August 10, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's spin bowling coach, Mushtaq Ahmed has defended the performance of spinners, Saeed Ajmal and Abdul Rehman in the ongoing first Test against Sri Lanka in Galle. Mushtaq, who has worked as spin bowling consultant with the England team before joining the Pakistan team, said Pakistan was playing a Test...
  • 1st Test: Silva, Sangakkara carry Sri Lanka after Pakistan's 451 August 7, 2014

    Galle: Sri Lanka's Kaushal Silva and Kumar Sangakkara survived Pakistan's spin Test and carried the home team to 99 for 1 in response to the visitors' healthy 451 on the second day of the first Test on Thursday. Silva was batting on 38 while Sangakkara, who could have been out lbw...
  • My bowling remains an enigma for many batsmen: Saeed Ajmal July 25, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's top spin bowler Saeed Ajmal says his bowling still remains a mystery for many batsmen since they can't read his 'doosra'. Brushing aside concerns over his bowling form in recent times, Ajmal said every bowler has ups and downs in his career but it does not mean he is...
  • England's Moeen Ali reveals Saeed Ajmal influence June 11, 2014

    Moeen Ali is hoping time spent with Worcestershire team-mate Saeed Ajmal will enable him to become the first Englishman to bowl a doosra in a Test match. The doosra or 'wrong one' has become a key weapon in the armoury of many modern off-spinners as it turns away rather than into...
  • Pakistani players might have to forgo CPL contracts June 11, 2014

    Karachi: Many Pakistani players might have to forgo contracts to play in the Caribbean Premier League this year as the dates of the T20 event clash with the national training camp that will be set up in Lahore for the tour of Sri Lanka in August. The PCB had initially permitted...
  • Pakistani players should be allowed to play in IPL: Saeed Ajmal May 25, 2014

    Pakistan's top spinner, Saeed Ajmal has said he would definitely like to get an opportunity to play in the Indian Premier League in the future and hoped the BCCI looks into the matter. Talking about the continued absence of Pakistani players in the lucrative T20 league, Ajmal said the organisers and...
  • PCB objects to Stuart Broad's jibe at Saeed Ajmal's action May 25, 2014

    Pakistan cricket authorities on Saturday demanded the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) explain what disciplinary measures have been taken against Stuart Broad after he made a twitter jibe about the legitimacy of spinner Saeed Ajmal's action. Subhan Ahmed, chief operating officer of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), said a letter...
  • Broad risks sanction over Ajmal comments May 23, 2014

    England's Stuart Broad has risked disciplinary action after appearing to question the legitimacy of Pakistan spinner Saeed Ajmal's action. Ajmal is currently playing for English county Worcestershire. He took 13 wickets in the Midlands side's recent County Championship win over Essex, including a career-best seven for 19 in the second...
  • It's getting increasingly tough for bowlers, says Saeed Ajmal April 19, 2014

    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 bowlers...
  • Pakistan's Saeed Ajmal cleared for county cricket April 18, 2014

    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. "We have...
  • Right time for Pakistan players to make IPL comeback: Wasim Akram April 15, 2014

    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 the...
  • Pakistan may cut Ajmal's English county stint April 12, 2014

    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 Sri...
  • Saqlain Mushtaq says modern-day batsmen lack strategy against spin March 31, 2014

    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, a...
  • Confident West Indies face upbeat Pakistan in final group game March 31, 2014

    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 second...
  • I want another shot at Indian batsmen in WT20: Ajmal March 29, 2014

    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. "Right...
  • World Twenty20: Five players who can make a difference in Ind-Pak clash March 21, 2014

    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 March 19, 2014

    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" (wrong'un)...
  • 2014 World Twenty20: Top five bowlers to watch out for March 14, 2014

    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 the paceman...
  • Pakistan's Afridi, Ajmal to play at MCC bicentenary March 4, 2014

    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 ground...
  • Asia Cup: Pakistan defeat Afghanistan by 72 runs, earn a bonus point February 27, 2014

    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 front...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 3rd Test, Day 5 January 20, 2014

    (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 the...
  • 3rd Test: Saeed Ajmal strikes to restrict Sri Lanka in final Test January 16, 2014

    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 spin...
  • Wicket-shy Saeed Ajmal vows to bounce back for Pakistan January 14, 2014

    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, having...
  • Saqlain advises Ajmal to take a break from cricket January 8, 2014

    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 Lanka...