BoomBoom is delighted to welcome its new player from team Pakistan - Saeed Ajmal.
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Unlike most Pakistani players that enter the international fold, Saeed Ajmal came with a bag of domestic experience. A limited off-spinner looking to out-think rather than out-do a batsman, he got his debut 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 over format.
Part of Pakistan’s spin attack in the first-ever T20 World Cup, 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. The same year, on tour to England, in only his 11th Test innings, Ajmal took a five-wicket haul and scored a half-century. His unique doosra, and an ability to show variation in pace and flight, has earned him quite a reputation in the ODI side as well.