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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

Usain Bolt reveals cricket and football were his first love, calls Waqar Younis his "hero" This will come as a surprise to many, but as a youngster Bolt used to love cricket and football, not sprinting.
Waqar Younis praises Pakistan's climb to top spot in Test rankings Waqar Younis has his take on Pakistan's rise to the top.
Video: Jonathan Trott picks Sachin Tendulkar, Waqar Younis and Alastair Cook in his all-time XI Former England batsman entrusts Steve Waugh with captaincy duties.
Waqar Younis reveals how Salman Butt tried to brush aside the no-ball scandal The former head coach terms 2010 spot-fixing scandal as 'sickening' experience.
Cricketing fraternity pays tribute to late Pakistan legend Hanif Mohammad Social media was flooded with tributes to legendary Pakistan batsman Hanif Mohammad.
Pakistan's exile is disastrous for upcoming cricketers: Wasim Akram Akram on Pakistan's exile and how it is affecting the game in the country
Waqar Younis feels his 'issues' with Wasim Akram did not help Pakistan cricket Former speedster opens up on his relationship with long time team-mate
5 spectacular fourth innings centuries that went in vain We list 5 fantastic fourth-innings centuries in a losing cause.
10 biggest innings defeats in Test cricket A look at the ten biggest victories by teams in the longest format of the game.
Top 5 spells in England by Pakistani bowlers before Yasir Shah's match winning effort Pakistan has a history of troubling the English in their own backyard.
England vs Pakistan 2016: 5 memorable test matches between the nations over the years We take a look at 5 most controversial and memorable matches down the years.
Wasim Akram banking on Pakistan's bowlers for series win against England The Pakistan legend feels English bowlers can still trouble the visiting batsmen despite James Anderson's absence.
Lalchand Rajput frontrunner to become Afgahnistan's new coach The ACB president named Rajput and Mohammad Kaif among others in the hunt for Inzamam's successor as Afghanistan's new head coach.
5 Legendary cricketers who made their international debut against India Some of the greatest cricketers in history got their first taste of international cricket in a game against India
PCB appoint Steve Rixon as fielding coach while Mahmood, Ahmed handed bowling responsibilities Musthaq Ahmed will be the bowling coach for the Test series against England with Azhar Mahmood taking up the role for the limited-overs leg.
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