Wahab Riaz is a left handed fast-medium bowler who also doubles as a right handed batsman for Pakistani Cricket team. Yiyaz was part of the team that was chosen for the tri-series in Bangladesh which also included India. In his first match against Bangladesh; he finished with 3 wickets for 22 runs in 7 overs. Wahab made his Test debut against England in the third test match of the 2010 series. He also played for Pakistan in the Test series against South Africa in October 2010 where he participated in 4 ODIs. His performance was rated average until Pakistan Vs India semi-final of the 2011 Cricket World Cup when he replaced Shoaib Akhtar and took 5 wickets, transitioning almost immediately into the limelight. Shortly after Pakistan's tour of Ireland that followed the World Cup, Riaz entered into talks with Kent, eventually signing to play for them in county cricket. He made his twenty20 debut for Kent against Glamorgan on 11 June. He took a single wicket and guided his team to victory with 32 not out. During his stint with Kent, he took 13 first-class wickets at an average of 33.53. Though Riaz was relegated to give the younger players a sporting chance, he was recalled to Pakistan's Test squad to face England for three matches in the United Arab Emirates.