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Wasim Akram Biography

Wasim Akram is a former Pakistani cricketer. He is a left arm fast bowler and left-handedbatsman who represented the Pakistan national cricket team in Test cricket and One Day International (ODI) matches. He was the first bowler to reach the 500-wicket mark in ODI cricket during the 2003 World Cup. In 2002 Wisden released its only list of best players of all time. Wasim was ranked as the best bowler in ODI of all time with a rating of 1223.5. Wasim has taken 23 4-wicket hauls in ODI in 356 matches he played. Akram is regarded as one of the greatest fast bowlers in the history of cricket. He holds the world record for most wickets in List A cricket with 881 and is second only to Sri Lankan off-spin bowler, Muttiah Muralitharan in terms of ODI wickets with 502. He is considered to be one of the founders and perhaps the finest exponent of reverse swing bowling. In 1988 Akram signed for Lancashire County Cricket Club in England. From 1988 to 1998, he opened their bowling attack in theirECB Trophy, Benson and Hedges Cup and National League tournaments. In 1998, with Akram as captain, Lancashire won the ECB Trophy and Axa League and finished second in the championship tournament despite losing only five matches in all competitions throughout the season. Akram started his ODI career against New Zealand in Pakistan in 1984, rising to prominence taking five wickets in his 3rd ODI against Australia in the 1985 Benson & Hedges World Championship. On 30 September 2009, Akram was one of five new members inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame.

Wasim Akram Latest News & Articles

Pakistan retain under-fire Azhar Ali as ODI captain for West Indies series PCB throws a lifeline to the 31-year old despite public sentiment.
'Totally embarrassing for Pakistan to be just one place above Afghanistan', feels Wasim Akram Legendary seamer laments at the possibility of Pakistan playing qualifiers for the next World Cup.
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.
Fast bowling from around the wicket: A dying art? A detailed look into a missing skill in the modern bowler's arsenal
T20 win against England a "good omen", says Wasim Akram Pakistan defeated England by 9 wickets in the T20 match at Old Trafford.
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.
Watch: Marcus Trescothick names Sachin, Wasim and Anderson in his all-time XI Erstwhile England opener includes four Australians in his side
Not getting a five-for at Lord's is a regret says Wasim Akram Akram reveals his cherished batting performance at the historic ground
Javed Miandad slams Pakistan for getting 'outclassed and humiliated' by England Former skipper wants PCB to admit their mistake in appointing Azhar Ali as ODI captain.
England vs Pakistan 2016: Pakistan not a number 9 team, will fight back, says Imad Wasim Pakistan are trailing 2-0 in the 5-match series against England.
Shoaib Akhtar opens up on the most difficult batsman he ever bowled to Maverick speedster also looks back at the iconic 1999 Kolkata Test.
Wasim Akram worried about the state of ODI cricket in Pakistan The former skipper is not happy with the team's approach in the shorter format of the game.
Top 5 players with most Man of the Series awards in Tests Who holds the record for the most Man of the Series awards in Tests and will it ever be broken?
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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