Full Name

Wasim Akram

Born

June 03, 1966, Lahore, Punjab

Age

58y 47d

Batting Style

Left hand Bat

Bowling Style

Left arm Fast

Playing Role

Bowler

A dream cricketer. At his best Wasim Akram plays like most of us would wish to. He has complete mastery over swing and seam, and sometimes moves the ball both ways in one delivery. All this comes at high speed from a quick, ball-concealing action, and is backed up by the threat of a dangerous bouncer or deceptive slower delivery. Akram is rated by many as the best left-arm fast bowler of all time, and his career record certainly bears that out - along with the high regard of his contemporaries. He hit like a kicking horse, but batsmanship was one skill in which Akram underachieved, despite a monumental 257 against Zimbabwe in Sheikhupura in 1996-97. He was the natural successor to Imran Khan as Pakistan's leader and captain, but the match-fixing controversies of the 1990s harmed him, blunting his edge and dimming his lustre. Though he reached the 500-wicket landmark in ODIs in the 2003 World Cup, he was among the eight players dumped after Pakistan's miserable performance. He retired shortly after, following a brief spell with Hampshire.
Kamran Abbasi

Wasim Akram Career Stats

Bowling

FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Tests1041812262797794147/11911/11023.622.5954.620255
ODIs35635118186118125025/155/1523.523.8936.21760
FC257-502772254910428/30-21.642.6948.2-7016
List A594-29719193038815/105/1021.913.8933.734120
T20s5511412182/192/1915.126.3614.2000

Batting & Fielding

FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Tests104147192898257*22.64--37-57440
ODIs3562805537178616.52420888.3306--880
FC257355407161257*22.73--724--970
List A59446797699389*18.90--017--1470
T20s551552413.7545122.22006100
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Shaheen Shah Afridi and Wasim Akram have a chat on the sidelines of the game
Left-arm quicks assemble! Wasim Akram and Mitchell Starc catch up
Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis have a snazzy reunion
Wasim Akram has a jovial word with Rohit Sharma and Rahul Dravid
Making use of the rain break - Babar Azam listens as Wasim Akram makes a point
Wasim Akram at the PSL draft ahead of the 2023 edition