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Waqar Younis      

Full name Waqar Younis Maitla

Born November 16, 1971, Vehari, Punjab

Current age 42 years 154 days

Major teams Pakistan, Glamorgan, Karachi, Lahore, Multan, National Bank of Pakistan, Rawalpindi, Redco Pakistan Ltd, Surrey, United Bank Limited

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast

Other Coach, Commentator

Relation Brother - Faisal Younis

Waqar Younis Maitla
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 87 120 21 1010 45 10.20 2106 47.95 0 0 133 16 18 0
ODIs 262 139 45 969 37 10.30 1445 67.05 0 0 58 21 35 0
First-class 228 283 61 2972 64 13.38 0 6 58 0
List A 411 215 66 1553 45 10.42 0 0 56 0
Twenty20 7 3 2 6 6 6.00 5 120.00 0 0 1 0 1 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 87 154 16224 8788 373 7/76 13/135 23.56 3.25 43.4 28 22 5
ODIs 262 258 12698 9919 416 7/36 7/36 23.84 4.68 30.5 14 13 0
First-class 228 39182 21350 956 8/17 22.33 3.26 40.9 63 14
List A 411 19811 15083 674 7/36 7/36 22.37 4.56 29.3 27 17 0
Twenty20 7 7 156 181 5 3/21 3/21 36.20 6.96 31.2 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Pakistan v India at Karachi, Nov 15-20, 1989 scorecard
Last Test South Africa v Pakistan at Cape Town, Jan 2-5, 2003 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Pakistan v West Indies at Sharjah, Oct 14, 1989 scorecard
Last ODI Zimbabwe v Pakistan at Bulawayo, Mar 4, 2003 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class debut 1987/88
Last First-class Allied Bank v Agriculture Development Bank of Pakistan at Rawalpindi, Jan 5-8, 2004 scorecard
List A debut 1988/89
Last List A Allied Bank v National Bank of Pakistan at Rawalpindi, Dec 28, 2003 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Somerset v Warwickshire at Taunton, Jun 13, 2003 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Surrey v Warwickshire at Nottingham, Jul 19, 2003 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
0/25 Pakistanis v Int XI The Oval 10 Jul 2006 Other
Profile

The man who really put the reverse into swing. Waqar Younis bucked the 1980s trend of pitching fast and short by pitching fast and full. Not an obvious recipe for success until you factor in prodigious late inswing, which was designed to smash into the base of leg stump or the batsman's toes. In his youth, he was one of the fastest ever. Waqar's surging run was a glorious sight - and an incredible strain on his body. His method of aiming for the stumps rather than the batsman earned him the best strike rate of any bowler with over 200 Test wickets. It could have been better: back injuries cut short his prime, but determination has always resurrected him, although he was easily pushed over the line that divides aggression and intimidation. He looked to have been put out to pasture by the end of 2000, but before long he had been appointed captain for the 2001 tour to England. Initial results suggested that this was an inspired move, but in October 2002 he was at the helm as Pakistan crumbled to 59 and 53 all out against Australia in Sharjah. He managed to retain the job for the World Cup, but a disastrous tournament - Pakistan beat only Holland and Namibia - meant an unceremonious exit. Unable to force his way back into a side building for the future, he announced his retirement in April 2004. As a batsman, lusty blows were his staple, but Waqar batted with the air of a man who thinks he could have done better. The next stage of his career began in March 2006 when he was appointed as Pakistan's bowling coach, and he has also been a regular in the commentary box.
Kamran Abbasi March 2006

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Dec 11, 2013

Waqar Younis was inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame, Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 1st T20I, Dubai, December 11, 2013

Waqar Younis was inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame

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Jul 30, 2013

New Zealand PM John Key, Stephen Fleming, Waqar Younis and Grant Elliott chat at the unveiling of the 2015 World Cup groups, Wellington, July 30, 2013

New Zealand PM John Key, Stephen Fleming, Waqar Younis and Grant Elliott chat

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May 10, 2011

Waqar Younis gives throw-downs as Pakistan get ready for the West Indies Tests, Georgetown, May 10, 2011

Waqar Younis gives throw-downs as Pakistan get ready for the West Indies Tests

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Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1992

Country Fixtures Country Results
Only T20I: Pakistan v Australia at Dubai (DSC)
Oct 3, 2014 (20:00 local | 16:00 GMT | 12:00 EDT | 11:00 CDT | 09:00 PDT)
1st ODI: Pakistan v Australia at Abu Dhabi
Oct 5, 2014 (15:00 local | 11:00 GMT | 07:00 EDT | 06:00 CDT | 04:00 PDT)
2nd ODI: Pakistan v Australia at Sharjah
Oct 8, 2014 (15:00 local | 11:00 GMT | 07:00 EDT | 06:00 CDT | 04:00 PDT)
3rd ODI: Pakistan v Australia at Abu Dhabi
Oct 10, 2014 (15:00 local | 11:00 GMT | 07:00 EDT | 06:00 CDT | 04:00 PDT)
Pakistan A v Australians at Sharjah
Oct 13-16, 2014 (10:00 local | 06:00 GMT | 02:00 EDT | 01:00 CDT | 23:00 PDT)
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