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Saeed Ajmal

Saeed Ajmal

Born October 14, 1977 Faisalabad, Punjab
Age 37 Years, 10 Months, 16 Days
National Side Pakistan
Batting Style Right Handed
Bowling Off break
Batting Rank Test - NA, ODI - NA, World Cup - NA, T20I - NA
Bowling Rank Test - 12, ODI - 8, World Cup - 8, T20I - 13
Teams Played Pakistan, Zarai Taraqiati Bank Limited, Federal Areas, Faisalabad, Federal Areas Leopards, Faisalabad Wolves, Islamabad, Khan Research Laboratories, Punjab Pakistan, Titans, Water and Power Development Authority, Worcestershire, Adelaide Strikers, Dhaka Gladiators, Kandurata Warriors, Marylebone Cricket Club, Antigua Hawksbills
Man of the Match Test - 2, ODI - 0, World Cup - 0, T20I - 1,
Career Span 2009 - 2014, 2008 - 2015, 2011, 2009 - 2015,

Unlike most Pakistani players who enter the international fold with little or no prior experiences, Saeed Ajmal came with a heavy bag of domestic experience. An off-spinner by trait looking to out-think rather than out-do a batsman, he got his maiden opportunity in an ODI against India at Karachi in 2008. As an economical bowler, he successfully replaced the long-favoured Danish Kaneria in the limited-overs format.

Saeed Ajmal OVERLALL STATS

Batting & Fielding Performance

  MIN/ORHS100s50s4s6sAvgS/RCtSt
Test 35531245150 v ENG0144411.0041.68110
ODI 113702432433 v NZ0 02507.0460.56250
World Cup 32111* v IND00001.0010.00--
T20I 6423129121* v WI00728.27105.81120

Bowling Performance

  IOMRWBest3w5wAvgE/RS/R
Test 671932.038650031787/55 v ENG141028.102.5865.12
ODI 1121000.05041821845/24 v IND16222.724.1832.60
World Cup 326.019352/18 v WI0018.603.5731.20
T20I 63 238.221516854/19 v IRE7017.836.3616.82

Saeed Ajmal AGAINST OPPOSITION

Test

Batting & Fielding Performance

  MIN/ORHS100s50s4s/6sAvgS/RCtSt
Australia 1 2 0 14 10 0 0 2 / 0 7.00 31.11 - -
Bangladesh 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 / 0 0.00 0.00 2 0
England 6 10 2 109 50 0 1 12 / 0 13.62 45.41 2 0
New Zealand 1 2 2 2 1* 0 0 0 / 0 - 16.66 - -
South Africa 6 10 1 92 31 0 0 11 / 1 10.22 41.62 3 0
Sri Lanka 14 20 6 120 21 0 0 10 / 0 8.57 38.83 3 0
West Indies 2 3 1 27 23* 0 0 1 / 1 13.50 28.12 0 0
Zimbabwe 3 5 0 87 49 0 0 8 / 2 17.40 55.41 1 0
Total 35 53 12 451 50 v ENG 0 1 44/4 8.79 32.15 11 0

Bowling Performance

  IOMRWBest3w/5wAvgE/RS/R
Australia 2 69.1 4 223 2 1/73 0 / 0 111.50 3.22 207.50
Bangladesh 4 90.3 21 233 9 3/40 1 / 0 25.88 2.57 60.33
England 11 272.1 58 706 36 7/55 3 / 2 19.61 2.59 45.36
New Zealand 2 54.5 15 117 2 2/91 0 / 0 58.50 2.13 164.50
South Africa 10 309.5 51 846 26 6/96 0 / 2 32.53 2.73 71.50
Sri Lanka 28 844.4 161 2170 66 5/68 8 / 3 32.87 2.56 76.78
West Indies 4 116.4 37 246 17 6/42 2 / 2 14.47 2.10 41.17
Zimbabwe 6 174.1 39 462 20 7/95 0 / 1 23.10 2.65 52.25
Total 67 1930.4 386 5003 178 6/96 v SA 14/10 39.81 2.57 89.92

ODI

World Cup

T20I

Saeed Ajmal LOCATION WISE STATS

Test

Batting & Fielding Performance

  MIN/ORHS100s50s 4s/6sAvgS/RCtSt
Away 23 38 10 324 50 v ENG 0 1 35 / 4 11.57 44.20 8 0
Neutral 12 15 2 127 21 v SL 0 0 9 / 0 9.76 36.38 3 0
Total 35 53 12 451 50 v ENG 0 1 44/4 10.67 40.29 11 0

Bowling Performance

  IOMRWBest3w/5wAvgE/RS/R
Away 44 1206.3 229 3230 111 7/55 v ENG 8 / 7 29.09 2.67 65.21
Neutral 23 725.3 157 1773 67 7/55 v ENG 6 / 3 26.46 2.44 64.97
Total 67 1931.6 386 5003 178 7/55 v ENG 14/10 27.78 2.56 65.09

ODI

World Cup

T20I

Saeed Ajmal YEAR WISE STATS

Test

Batting & Fielding Performance

  MIN/ORHS100s50s4s/6sAvgS/RCtSt
2009 5 10 5 29 10 v AUS 0 0 3 / 0 5.80 33.33 - -
2010 4 6 2 69 50 v ENG 0 1 9 / 0 17.25 61.60 2 0
2011 8 7 2 87 28 v ZIM 0 0 4 / 2 17.40 36.25 4 0
2012 6 9 0 65 17 v ENG 0 0 7 / 0 7.22 36.51 2 0
2013 8 14 1 149 49 v ZIM 0 0 18 / 2 11.46 45.01 3 0
2014 4 7 2 52 21 v SL 0 0 3 / 0 10.40 38.80 - -
Total 35 53 12 451 50 v ENG 0 1 44/4 11.59 41.92 11 0

Bowling Performance

  IO MRWBest3w/5wAvgE/RS/R
2009 10 270.4 43 761 18 4/87 v SL 2 / 0 42.27 2.81 90.22
2010 7 187.1 27 550 15 5/82 v ENG 0 / 1 36.66 2.93 74.86
2011 16 487.0 112 1193 50 6/42 v WI 5 / 3 23.86 2.44 58.44
2012 12 302.0 64 802 39 7/55 v ENG 5 / 2 20.56 2.65 46.46
2013 14 409.0 78 1062 39 7/95 v ZIM 0 / 3 27.23 2.59 62.92
2014 8 276.1 62 635 17 5/166 v SL 2 / 1 37.35 2.29 97.47
Total 67 1931.6 386 5003 178 5/166 v SL 14/10 31.32 2.62 71.73

ODI

World Cup

T20I

Last 5 Performances

Batting Bowling Opposition Match Date
4(12) & 3*(9) 1/77 & 3/89 v Sri Lanka Aug 14, 2014
12(23) & 4(21) 5/166 & 0/29 v Sri Lanka Aug 06, 2014
0*(8) & DNB 2/120 & 3/53 v Sri Lanka Jan 16, 2014
8(10) & 21(51) 2/56 & 1/45 v Sri Lanka Jan 08, 2014
0(9) & DNB 2/32 & 0/115 v Sri Lanka Dec 31, 2013

SAEED AJMAL's profile

Unlike most Pakistani players who enter the international fold with little or no prior experiences, Saeed Ajmal came with a heavy bag of domestic experience. An off-spinner by trait looking to out-think rather than out-do a batsman, he got his maiden opportunity in an ODI against India at Karachi in 2008. As an economical bowler, he successfully replaced the long-favoured Danish Kaneria in the limited-overs format.

Part of Pakistan’s spin attack in the first-ever World Twenty20, his ability to contain batsmen saw his team reach the finals. A year later, in 2009, they did one better to win the trophy, with Ajmal as the star performer with the ball, emerging as the tournament’s joint second-highest wicket-taker.

In 2009, aged nearly 32, he was deservingly rewarded a Test cap against Sri Lanka and he didn't disappoint, picking up five wickets in the game. The following year, on tour to England, in only his 11th Test innings with the ball, Ajmal took a five-wicket haul and scored a half-century, announcing his authority in the big league.

His unique doosra and an ability to vary pace and trajectory has earned him quite a reputation across all formats of the game. Saeed Ajmal is the leading wicket-taker in T20Is and had he not been picked to play for Pakistan so late, he could have threatened a few bowling records in ODIs and Tests. With the ability to wreak havoc on all kinds of surfaces, Ajmal has turned into one of the most lethal and feared spinners of his era.