Saeed Ajmal tops ICC ODI bowlers list

Published: November 24, 2011
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Pakistan cricketer Saeed Ajmal has moved to the number one slot in the new One Day International (ODI) bowler rankings released by the International Cricket Council (ICC). PHOTO: AFP/FILE

Pakistan cricketer Saeed Ajmal has moved to the number one slot in the new One Day International (ODI) bowler rankings released by the International Cricket Council (ICC). PHOTO: AFP/FILE

Pakistan cricketer Saeed Ajmal has moved to the number one slot in the new One Day International (ODI) bowler rankings released by the International Cricket Council (ICC).

The off-spinner earned the top position after his performance in the series against Sri Lanka held in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Ajmal is also rated at the ninth position in the Test bowlers of the world.

Bowlers Shahid Afiridi and Muhammad Hafeez bagged the seventh and eight positions of the top 10 ODI bowlers, respectively.

In team rankings, Pakistan moved up from the sixth position to fifth after defeating Sri Lanka in the ODI series.

Pakistan stands at the sixth position in the ICC Test rankings.

Earlier, Pakistan wrapped up the last of the five match limited overs one day international against Sri Lanka with a three-wicket win in Abu Dhabi, and won the series 4-1.

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Reader Comments (37)

  • Ghaznavi
    Nov 24, 2011 - 1:27PM

    Indian ‘full of hate’ trolls will now go into a hole as they always do when something positive about Pakistan is published.

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  • The Reader
    Nov 24, 2011 - 1:35PM

    Whoah and I was wondering what he was doing in the national team.

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  • asif
    Nov 24, 2011 - 1:52PM

    welldone, 1 year back noone include himself might have thought on this.

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  • azhar
    Nov 24, 2011 - 2:20PM

    you are greate ajmal you are prode for all pakistanies

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  • Salman Sheikh
    Nov 24, 2011 - 2:53PM

    ICC Rankings??….It doesn’t matter. He is a skillful bowler and we love him.Recommend

  • Abdul Majid
    Nov 24, 2011 - 2:54PM

    Great job done by Saeed Ajmal

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  • The Reader
    Nov 24, 2011 - 3:12PM

    @Ghaznavi,
    Why would you say so? Bad.bad.bad comment! Indians who participate on ET are quite tolerant and understanding. So again, bad.bad.bad comment!

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  • Adnan
    Nov 24, 2011 - 3:23PM

    Well Done Saeed Ajmal

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  • Azm Aftab
    Nov 24, 2011 - 3:26PM

    Way to go Ajmal! May Allah give you more success for all the hard work you are putting in! Just keep your head down and reach new heights! :)

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  • Nov 24, 2011 - 3:48PM

    Keep it up! A Good news for pakistanis after a long time, ice has broken, keep it up!

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  • Aadersh
    Nov 24, 2011 - 4:19PM

    Very Welldone…Pakistan is proud of him..

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  • Wajahat
    Nov 24, 2011 - 4:21PM

    Is it just me that I have started loving Pakistan cricket team lately?
    Long live curropt free Pakistan cricket team and keep making our nation proud.

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  • Khan
    Nov 24, 2011 - 4:23PM

    @Ghaznavi:
    But the question is … are you any different than those who you are blaming to be full of hatred?

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  • Hassan
    Nov 24, 2011 - 5:00PM

    Just keep up the good work Ajmal..

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  • Nov 24, 2011 - 5:03PM

    Afridi should have been the number 1

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  • Aqib Bhatti
    Nov 24, 2011 - 5:11PM

    Pakistan now has the best bowling attack of the Cricket World….mainly because of these spinners……Salam to Pakistani talent.

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  • Shabnum
    Nov 24, 2011 - 5:18PM

    Well done, you have made the nation proud. We are in desperate need of more individuals such as yourself, inshAllah Pakistan will prevail.

    Wazeer-e-Azam Imran Khan.

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  • Yasir Mehmood
    Nov 24, 2011 - 5:33PM

    And we were complaining that ICC is biased

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  • Karachiite
    Nov 24, 2011 - 6:02PM

    Well Done Ajmal and we are proud of you. But the unfortunate history in Pakistan is our Heroes tend to become Zeroes by compromising on ethical and moral values. Please do not copy the standards of Salman Butt and Asif. Pls keep your head down and try to remain humble and modest. This is surely a reason to cheer and for our deprived nation a reason to be happy about but i am afraid if the disgrace and insult are following soon? Pls dont do anything silly to disrepute you, the game of Cricket and our motherland.

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  • Retarded One
    Nov 24, 2011 - 6:17PM

    I see Saqlain Mushtaq in him. Such an intelligent bowler.

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  • Ch Allah Daad
    Nov 24, 2011 - 6:35PM

    Well done Ajmal, congratulations. Keep on working hard and stay away from disputes.

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  • Asad
    Nov 24, 2011 - 6:59PM

    @ghaznavi
    people like you should be kept in a closet. most of the indians on ET are quite understanding and tolerant unlike we pakistanis. they dont need to feel jealous of us as they are doing pretty good in every sector. its time you come out of your narrow minded thinking and see how they are better then us in everything.
    P.S yo indians folks we are bhai-bhai. :)

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  • safian
    Nov 24, 2011 - 8:25PM

    Ajmal Sada Shahzada ayeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

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  • Hope
    Nov 24, 2011 - 9:05PM

    @The Reader:
    and what Harbhajjan was doing in Indian team for the last couple of years….before your selectors came to know about the gem called Ashwin….trust me AJMAL is far far better than Bhajji…but on the other hand Ashwin seems to be superstar for future….Bhajji was always over rated….!!!

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  • Saria
    Nov 24, 2011 - 9:10PM

    @Asad:
    i know a few indian trolls at ET with made up names like asok, anil, hedgefunder…who troll here with only hateful comments…then there are tolerant ones also….five fingers can never be same…Indians on the whole are tolerant nations….they give freedom to minorities, make muslims president, make muslims captains, have film industry utterly ruled by muslims, have muslim nuclear scientist/ former president….and so on…but on the other hand they have shiv sena, VHP and to an extent BJP….what I want to say is that you will never see angels everywhere and you will never see only devils everywhere…so ….give credit where it is due….and criticize where required….
    remember India is moving ahead because they have moved on from this pure hate hate thing…they have started to look higher…..we must follow suit and try to prosper rather than meddle with each other…..

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  • Siddiqui
    Nov 24, 2011 - 9:38PM

    wow its a honour for Pakistan……Saeed ajmal…..love u ajmal….Recommend

  • Siddiqui
    Nov 24, 2011 - 9:41PM

    love u ajmal….…..

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  • Muhammad Faheem Khan
    Nov 24, 2011 - 9:42PM

    Brilliant performance by him.

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  • THE
    Nov 24, 2011 - 9:51PM

    Ajmal is THE best spiner in the world without a doubt!

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  • Hasham
    Nov 25, 2011 - 12:00AM

    i wonder what will the selectors do if they have aamir and asif available for selection.

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  • LOK
    Nov 25, 2011 - 5:10AM

    Well done…

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  • suliman khan
    Nov 25, 2011 - 12:25PM

    saeed ajmal did well he is well bowler in Pakistan team but all the credit goes to Shahid KHAN Afridi khan he is fantastic player of the world i love AFRIDI.

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  • Nov 27, 2011 - 3:52PM

    shahzaib

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  • Dec 5, 2011 - 7:46PM

    jgdfutdygcgvhbv

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  • kamran
    Dec 9, 2011 - 7:33PM

    Saeed ajmal your are such a great bowler of the pakistan.Because you have some verities of delivery like DOOSRA but now you now you introduced new delivery his name is TEESRA. But Saeed ajmal i will not forgot pakistan vs india match in semi final.You could not do special for pakistan.Recommend

  • AMEER HAMZA
    Dec 12, 2011 - 1:35AM

    great bowler and cogragulation saeed bhai

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  • mutti
    Jan 16, 2012 - 2:53PM

    i m proud of u ajmal bhai. u r doing great job for pakistan team. i hope u wil continue ur good work and keep troubling the worlds best batsmen. i still remember ur great bowling against sachin tendulkar in the WC 2011 semi final. This time a huge responsibility on u to take pakistan to victory stand against England. i hope u wil bowl better than Graeme swan……………… best of luck Saeed ajmal…. beast of luck Pakistan…..

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