Coach Saeed Ajmal

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NationalityPakistan
Current TeamIslamabad United

A late bloomer by the standards of Pakistani cricket, Saeed Ajmal still had one of the most fruitful careers that a Pakistani spinner has ever had. Debuting in his late 20s it was expected that Ajmal would be a stop-gap measure for the national team before the next great wunderkind came along.

Almost a decade after his international debut Ajmal retired from the game after being one of the great servants of the national team. He achieved career high rankings of number 1 in both ODIs and T20s, and number 2 in Test cricket. He carried Pakistan’s bowling attack for years in the aftermath of the 2010 tour to England, and became Misbah-ul-Haq’s go-to man over these years, performing in all conditions, against all opponents. A true fighter and competitor Ajmal was the most feared player that Pakistan had for several years.

He also played an instrumental role in Islamabad United’s victory in the first edition of the PSL. In recognition of his services to the national team, as well as his role in the development of Shadab Khan and the positive influence he has on the dressing room he was selected to be Islamabad United’s spin bowling coach for PSL 3.