Wasim Jaffer

Wasim Jaffer

India|Top order batter
Wasim Jaffer

INTL CAREER: 2000 - 2008

Full Name

Wasim Jaffer


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


43y 295d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm offbreak

Playing Role

Top order batter




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

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
List A11811774849178*44.081033450
List A118000-----000
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Recent Matches - Player

Vidarbha vs Kerala5704-Feb-2020NagpurFC
Vidarbha vs Gujarat7 & 127-Jan-2020SuratFC
Vidarbha vs Delhi83 & 4019-Jan-2020DelhiFC
Vidarbha vs Bengal1111-Jan-2020NagpurFC
Vidarbha vs Punjab425-Dec-2019NagpurFC


Akshay Wakhare celebrates a wicket with Wasim Jaffer while Aditya Sarwate looks on
Wasim Jaffer poses with the trophy
A comparison of two domestic stalwarts
Wasim Jaffer plays a drive
Wasim Jaffer opens his bat face to play square on the off side
Wasim Jaffer taps his glove with Faiz Fazal after getting to 10,000 runs in Ranji Trophy