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Pakistan spinner Saeed Ajmal returning to Worcestershire next season

Saeed Ajmal: Returning to Worcestershire in 2014

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Worcestershire have confirmed Pakistan spinner Saeed Ajmal will rejoin the county for the 2014 season.

Ajmal, 36, previously played at New Road in 2011, taking 16 wickets in eight Friends Life t20 appearances, including a triple-wicket maiden against Northants as he recorded career-best figures of 4-14.

The off-spinner, who is ranked No 1 in ODIs and No 4 in Tests having taken 389 wickets for Pakistan, also claimed 17 wickets in three County Championship matches for Worcestershire.

Director of Cricket, Steve Rhodes said: "Saeed fitted in to the dressing room fantastically well in 2011 and his experience at the highest level can only be a massive boost to our young squad.

"To sign a world class player of Saeed's quality shows the stature the Club has in the world of cricket and demonstrates the County's determination to challenge for honours in 2014."

Ajmal added: "I'm looking forward to returning to New Road for what I hope will be an extended stay. My family and I thoroughly enjoyed our short time in Worcester during 2011 and I hope to be able to contribute to a successful 2014 campaign."