Pakistan selector: Ajmal is on our radar


Pakistan chief selector Haroon Rasheed says the national selectors are tracking the progress of spinner Saeed Ajmal, who is playing for Worcestershire in the English domestic season.

Once the most feared spinner in world cricket, Ajmal was not the same bowler after he came back into international cricket earlier this year with a remodeled action after being suspended for a suspect bowling action.

The right-arm bowler was then dropped from the national team after sub-par performances against Bangladesh earlier this year.

The selectors decided not to pick the 37-year-old for the current tour of Sri Lanka, instead he went to play county cricket in England and is starting to find some form.

Ajmal took eight wickets in a first-class match last week and his performances have not gone unnoticed by the national selectors.

Haroon said: "He is very much in our radar and we are closely following his performances for Worcestershire in England. Ajmal is an asset to Pakistan cricket and we are in touch with him and we are following his performances with interest.

"We see a role for him in the coming days for the national team. You just can't discount a great bowler like him. But we realised after Bangladesh that he needed more time to get comfortable with his new bowling action."