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Wasim Akram
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Wasim Akram

Pakistan|bowler
Wasim Akram

INTL CAREER: 1984 - 2003

Full Name

Wasim Akram

Born

June 03, 1966, Lahore, Punjab

Age

54y 314d

Batting Style

Left hand bat

Bowling Style

Left arm fast

Playing Role

Bowler

TEAMS

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

Career Averages

Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test1041812262797794147/11911/11023.622.5954.6020255
ODI35635118186118125025/155/1523.523.8936.201760
FC257502772254910428/3021.642.6948.207016
List A59429719193038815/105/1021.913.8933.7034120
T205511412182/192/1915.126.3614.20000
Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test104147192898257*22.643757440
ODI3562805537178616.52420888.3306880
FC257355407161257*22.73724970
List A59446797699389*18.890171470
T20551552413.7545122.22006100
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Wasim Akram in action during the Bushfire Bash game
Sachin Tendulkar and Wasim Akram share a light moment during the break
Wasim Akram speaks at the PSL 2019 draft
Ramiz Raja and Wasim Akram listen to a speech from Shoaib Malik
Wasim Akram works with Sri Lanka's bowlers
Misbah-ul-Haq and Wasim Akram at the draft