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Saeed Ajmal

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Full Name: Saeed Ajmal
Born: October 14 1977 , Faisalabad
Country: Pakistan
Other teams: Antigua Hawksbills, Dhaka Gladiators, Faisalabad, Faisalabad Wolves, Islamabad Cricket Association, Khan Research Labs, Water and Power Development Authority, Worcestershire, Zarai Taraqiati Bank Limited
Test debut: Sri Lanka v Pakistan, Galle, Jul 4-7 2009
ODI debut: Pakistan v India, Karachi, Jul 2 2008
T20 debut: Australia v Pakistan, Dubai (DSC), May 7 2009
Batting Style: Right-hand bat
Bowling Style: Right-arm offbreak


Despite making a relatively late entrance into international cricket at the age of 30, Ajmal soon made up for lost time. He is widely regarded as one of the best spinners in the game and before his action was called into question in 2014, boasted one of the most lethal doosras in the game. After starring in Pakistan’s World Twenty20 triumph in 2009 with 12 wickets and a miserly economy rate, Ajmal went on to bamboozle England’s batsmen in 2012 with 24 wickets at an average of just 14.70 in the three-match Test series in United Arab Emirates. He has enjoyed regular spells with Worcest...

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