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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

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."

5 Pakistani Cricketers who work in India

5 Pakistani Cricketers who have been embraced by India for their grandeur.

David 'Bumble' Lloyd picks his all time favourite Pakistani cricketers

Llyod is very active on Twitter and has a huge fan base on social media.

Waqar Younis names his modern day ODI World XI

The former Pakistani legend went with three left arm pacers in his Modern Day team.
Inzamam best batsman to whom I have bowled: Shoaib Akhtar

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.
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