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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.

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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.
Ricky Ponting picks his all-time XI; Sachin Tendulkar only Indian who makes it Ponting, following the recent trend, picks up his all time XI.
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
Shane Warne pits a dream team from 90s with world's current best Iconic spinner combines with Mike Atherton and Rameez Raja to select the players
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Highest individual score by batting position in Tests A list of the highest scores made by individual batsman at a certain batting position in test cricket.
5 spectacular fourth innings centuries that went in vain We list 5 fantastic fourth-innings centuries in a losing cause.
Video: Alec Stewart picks his all-time XI, includes Brian Lara and Sachin Tendulkar Former England wicketkeeper leaves out Ponting and Dravid from his all time XI
Mushtaq Ahmed picks his all-time Test XI, Sachin Tendulkar the lone Indian The legendary leg-spinner has included only one player from Pakistan in his all-time Test XI.
Top 10 centuries by tail-enders in international cricket Tail-enders scoring tons is always fun.
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.
5 players with a crazy number of hat-tricks in cricket These players have made the trade of picking up hat-tricks their own.
Wasim Akram believes Pakistan will have to do 'Tit for Tat' to defeat England Legendary bowler admits that the hosts are a tough team to beat
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