Wasim Jaffer      

Full name Wasim Jaffer

Born February 16, 1978, Bombay (now Mumbai), Maharashtra

Current age 41 years 301 days

Major teams India, Abahani Limited, India A, Indian Board President's XI, Mumbai, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Vidarbha, West Zone

Playing role Top-order batsman

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Relation Nephew - Armaan Jaffer

Wasim Jaffer
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 31 58 1 1944 212 34.10 4045 48.05 5 11 272 3 27 0
ODIs 2 2 0 10 10 5.00 23 43.47 0 0 2 0 0 0
First-class 254 413 38 19147 314* 51.05 57 88 296 0
List A 118 117 7 4849 178* 44.08 10 33 45 0
T20s 23 23 1 616 95 28.00 477 129.14 0 6 75 11 11 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 31 1 66 18 2 2/18 2/18 9.00 1.63 33.0 0 0 0
ODIs 2 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 254 138 74 2 2/18 37.00 3.21 69.0 0 0
List A 118 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20s 23 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut India v South Africa at Mumbai, Feb 24-26, 2000 scorecard
Last Test India v South Africa at Kanpur, Apr 11-13, 2008 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut South Africa v India at Durban, Nov 22, 2006 scorecard
Last ODI South Africa v India at Port Elizabeth, Nov 29, 2006 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class debut 1996/97
Last First-class Andhra v Vidarbha at Vijayawada, Dec 9-12, 2019 scorecard
List A debut 1996/97
Last List A Uttar Pradesh v Vidarbha at Vadodara, Oct 14, 2019 scorecard
T20s debut Tamil Nadu v Mumbai at Ahmedabad, Apr 16, 2007 scorecard
Last T20s Mumbai v Punjab at Mumbai, Mar 26, 2012 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
0 Vidarbha v Andhra Vijayawada 9 Dec 2019 FC
17 Vidarbha v U. Pradesh Vadodara 14 Oct 2019 LA
5 Vidarbha v Odisha Vadodara 12 Oct 2019 LA
42 Vidarbha v Delhi Vadodara 11 Oct 2019 LA
32* Vidarbha v Haryana Vadodara 8 Oct 2019 LA
7 Vidarbha v H. Pradesh Vadodara 7 Oct 2019 LA
1 Vidarbha v Punjab Vadodara 5 Oct 2019 LA
- Abahani Ltd v Sheikh Jamal Savar (3) 23 Apr 2019 LA
46 Abahani Ltd v Rupganj Savar (3) 21 Apr 2019 LA
64 Abahani Ltd v Prime Bank Dhaka 19 Apr 2019 LA
Profile

A triple-century in only his second first-class game had Wasim Jaffer anointed as the great new hope of Mumbai cricket. He was a slightly-built opening batsman with the style and panache of the young Azharuddin, and much was expected of him on his Test debut in February 2000. But Allan Donald and Shaun Pollock proved too hot to handle - even though he showed glimpses of a steely and unflappable temperament - and his international career was put on hold. He continued to pile on the runs in domestic cricket and a string of big scores in 2001-02 won him a place on the tour of the West Indies. Once there, he stroked his way to two elegant half-centuries, though a worrying tendency to give it away when well set resulted in his losing his place at the top of the order. He reminded the selectors of his quality with some superb batting for the A team on the 2003 tour of England, but spent three years in the domestic wilderness before being recalled to the squad for the third Test against Sri Lanka in 2005-06. He made most of his first chance on return, against England at Nagpur in March 2006, notching up his maiden Test hundred and followed it up with a double against West Indies in June 2006. After losing his place in the Test side to Gautam Gambhir, Jaffer made a strong statement through a bumper Rani season in 2008-09, scoring 1260 runs at 84, including a triple-century. He also captained Mumbai to their 38th and 39th Ranji title, as well as overseeing West Zone's 16th Duleep Trophy success in early 2010.
Cricinfo staff February 2010

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Oct 16, 2019

Wasim Jaffer poses with the trophy

Wasim Jaffer poses with the trophy

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Feb 2, 2019

A comparison of two domestic stalwarts

A comparison of two domestic stalwarts

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Jan 23, 2019

Wasim Jaffer plays a drive

Wasim Jaffer plays a drive

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