Wahab Riaz

Pakistan
Age
June 28, 1985 (36 years)
Role
Bowler
Birth Place
Lahore, Punjab
Batting Style
Right Handed
Nationality
Pakistan
Bowling Style
Left-arm fast

Wahab Riaz is a left-arm fast bowler for Pakistan. He was born on 28 June 1985.

ICC Rankings

Test ODI T20I
Batting
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-
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Bowling
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Team played

Pakistan, Derbyshire, Essex, Hyderabad Hawks, Hyderabad Pakistan, Kent, Karachi Port Trust, Lahore Districts, Lahore Blues, Lahore Whites, Lahore Lions, Lahore Ravi, Lahore Shalimar, National Bank of Pakistan, Pakistan A, Punjab Stallions, Punjab Pakistan, Surrey, Water and Power Development Authority, Pakistan Under-19, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Ruhuna Royals, Rangpur Rangers, Barbados Tridents, Punjab Badshahs, Dhaka Platoon, Cumilla Warriors, Peshawar Zalmi, Pakistanis, Benoni Zalmi, Kerala Knights, Cape Town Blitz, Northern Warriors, Brampton Wolves, Southern Punjab

Batting Career Summary

M Inn NO Runs HS Avg BF SR 100 50 4s 6s
ODI
93
67
16
741
54*
14.53
851
87.07
0
3
55
30
T20I
49
24
8
181
30*
11.31
145
124.83
0
0
12
8
Test
27
41
5
306
39
8.5
727
42.09
0
0
32
5
IPL
0
0
0
0
-
-
0
-
0
0
0
0

Bowling Career Summary

M Inn B Runs Wkts BBI Econ Avg SR 4W 5W 10W
ODI
93
91
4373
4163
123
5/46
5.71
33.85
35.55
5
1
0
T20I
49
35
710
971
34
3/18
8.21
28.56
20.88
0
0
0
Test
27
49
5018
2864
83
5/63
3.42
34.51
60.46
3
2
0
IPL
0
0
0
0
0
-
-
-
-
0
0
0

In his career, Wahab has reached a top bowling speed of 96 mph. It was he 2015 ODI World Cup where he starred drawing worldwide attention. He recently stated that he was ready to play in Tests again before Pakistan’s England tour in 2020, but tested positive for Covid-19 in June.

International Career

Wahab played his first Test versus England in 2010. He grabbed a five-for in his very first test innings as a bowler. Later on, he played against the Proteas in October 2010 but got injured in the first test and was out for the rest of the series.

In the 2011 ODI World Cup semi-final versus India, Wahab got a five-wicket haul, although in a losing cause. Next, during Pakistan’s West Indies tour that took place after the ODI World Cup, Wahab bagged 7 wickets to finish as the highest wicket-taker for his team in the ODI series. He has played for Kent in English county cricket. In August 2016, Wahan scored a whopping 110 runs in his 10 overs, which is the second-worst ever result in this format.

2015 ODI World Cup

In the 2015 ODI World Cup, Wahab was awarded the Player of the Match in a group game played against Zimbabwe for his unbeaten 54 off 46 and 4 wickets. He then bagged 2 wickets versus UAE and 3 wickets against South Africa to win the games for his team. Moreover, he took 3 Irish wickets in the last group match.

Pakistan reached the quarterfinals but lost to Australia and Wahad was fined for his unsporting behaviour in the match. However, his bowling performance in that game was highly praised by cricket pundits.

2019 ODI World Cup

Wahab bagged 11 wickets in 8 matches in the 2019 ODI World Cup in England at an impressive strike rate of 36.3. In this tournament, he went past Imran Khan’s 34-wicket tally to become the second-best wicket-taker in ODI world cups for Pakistan.

Test Stats

In total, Wahab has played in 27 Tests, bagging 83 wickets at an average of 34.50 and a strike rate of 60.4 with 2 five-fors.

ODI Stats

Wahab has appeared in 89 ODIs, snaring 115 scalps at an average of 34.87, an economy rate of 5.71 and a strike rate of 36.6, with 1 five-wicket haul.

T20I Stats

Wahab has starred in 31 T20Is, taking 30 wickets at an average of 27.10, an economy rate of 8.00 and a strike rate of 20.3.

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