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Wasim Akram Biography & Latest News

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

Wasim Akram appointed bowling mentor by Sri Lanka cricket, heaps praises on young bowlers

The Pakistan legend has been roped for two years and will assist young bowlers all over the island nation.

5 legends who unnecessarily prolonged their Test careers

Revisiting the not-so-memorable final phases of some of the greatest to ever play the game.

Shoaib Akhtar asks ICC to allow fast bowlers to express themselves on the field

Former Pakistan cricketer calls for removal of rules and regulations on quick bowlers.

Alan Mullally reveals why he called Wasim Akram an idiot

Alan Mullally had his fair share of dramatic incidents during his career.

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

Watch: Zafar Ansari picks Pragyan Ojha, Garry Sobers and Wasim Akram in his all-time XI

England's latest Test debutant also includes his brother in the world XI.

Stats: Zimbabwe has more wins after 99 Tests than India and New Zealand

As Zimbabwe get ready to play their 100th Test, we take a close look at how each team fared after 99 Tests.

Watch: Team-mates and opponents reveal what made Glenn McGrath and Jason Gillespie special

A look at one of the most productive fast bowling pairs in the modern era.

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.

Afridi, Miandad make up following ugly spat involving Dawood Ibhrahim

Javed Miandad had also alleged that Shahid Afridi was involved in match fixing.

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.

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."
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