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Waqar Younis Biography & Latest News

Waqar Younis Biography

Waqar Younis Maitla is a former Pakistani right arm fast bowler in cricket and widely regarded as one of the greatest fast bowlers of all time. As of 2012, he holds the record for the youngest Pakistani Test captain and the third youngest Test captain in history. His trademark move was his ability to reverse swing a cricket ball at high speed. Waqar began his cricket career in in 1987/88 Pakistan, playing for several First-class cricket clubs. He had played only six first class games when he got picked for the Pakistan camp. Waqar made his International cricket debut for Pakistan against India on 15 November 1989, in the same match that Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar also made his debut. His statistics are quite impressive. His profile has a number of records that he made as well. He took 373 Test wickets and 416 One Day International wickets during his career. Together with bowling partner Wasim Akram, he formed one of the world's most feared bowling attacks. Younis has the best strike rate for any bowler with over 350 Test wickets. Waqar was appointed as the coach of the Pakistan cricket team on 3 March 2010. He played 87 Tests and 262 One Day International(ODI) matches for Pakistan during his international cricket career from1989 to 2003.

Waqar Younis Latest News & Articles

5 worst batting collapses in fourth innings run-chases

It has always been challenging for the batting side to chase in the fourth innings.

Pakistan can become the first Asian team to win in Australia, claims Waqar Younis

The former speedster calls the upcoming 3-match series as Pakistan's 'best chance'.

Ball Tampering – What’s all the fuss about?

Everything you need to know about ball tampering and its history in the sport.

Who said What: World reminisces Sachin Tendulkar's debut match and celebrates 27 years of the Master Blaster

The world reminisces 27 years of the Master Blaster.

27 years on, Sachin Tendulkar and Waqar Younis recall their international debuts

The duo made their debut in the same game in Karachi in 1989.

Reverse Swing vs Conventional Swing

It is quite fascinating to see how some bowlers can make the ball deviate in the air with special skills.

Jasprit Bumrah names Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis and Mitchell Johnson as his role-models

22-year old seamer dreams of getting an opportunity to play Tests as well

Wahab Riaz is yet to prove himself as a spearhead, claims Waqar Younis

Waqar Younis says there's a lot more that Riaz has to do before being deemed the leader of the Pakistani bowling pack.

Cricketers take to Twitter to wish everyone a Happy Diwali

Let us take a look at a few tweets posted by cricketers around the world

Waqar Younis: Like lightning - A statistical analysis of the King of Reverse Swing

A Stats analysis of Waqar Younis' bowling numbers in Tests and ODIs.

Should Pakistan start grooming a new Test captain?

With their most successful skipper entering his twilight years, the Men in Green are searching for a new skipper in Tests.

India lucky to have an all-round talent like Ravichandran Ashwin, says Waqar Younis

Legendary Pakistani pacer expects the Tamil Nadu spinner to break plenty more records

Stats: Ravichandran Ashwin becomes fastest Asian bowler to take 200 Test wickets

Ravichandran Ashwin already has one record to his name at the start of the home leg, how many more will he finish with?

5 Test records Ravichandran Ashwin can break in the home leg

How many of these records will Ashwin break before the end of the home leg for India?

Shoaib Akhtar speaks about his struggles in his career

"I wanted to bowl very fast and this was the only thing which I always wanted to do."
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