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Wahab Riaz


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BATTING STATS

GAME TYPE M INN RUNS BF NO AVG SR 100s 50s HS 4s 6s CT ST
ODIs 87 62 677 784 14 14.10 86.35 0 2 54 51 27 27 0
TESTs 27 41 306 727 5 8.50 42.09 0 0 39 32 5 5 0
T20s 27 14 126 107 4 12.60 117.76 0 0 30 9 5 5 0
BOWLING STATS

GAME TYPE M INN OVERS RUNS WKTS AVG ECO BEST 5Ws 10Ws
ODIs 87 86 682 3903 113 34.54 5.72 46/5 1 0
TESTs 27 49 836 2864 83 34.51 3.42 63/5 2 0
T20s 27 27 90 723 28 25.82 7.99 18/3 0 0
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Wahab Riaz Biography


Wahab Riaz is a Pakistani cricketer who was born on June 28, 1985, in Lahore, Pakistan. He plays as a right arm fast bowler. Riaz is known for his spell against Shane Watson during 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup.


Background


Wahab was seriously engaged with cricket in the year 2000 but made his domestic debut during the 2001-02 season. He was also part of the Pakistan A and Pakistan U19 sides.


Debut


Wahab made his test debut against England during 2010 series and took a fifer in the first innings of that match. After that, he went to South Africa tour and took major wickets of Hashim Amla and Graeme Smith. However, he suffered an injury for which he remained out of the team.


Rise to Glory


Riaz's performance against India in the semi-final match of 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup was a major turning point in his career. He took a fifer in that match. Though Pakistan lost that match, Wahab came into the limelight and was selected for the subsequent tour of South Africa.


Low Points


Wahab took wickets in almost all matches he played but his economy rate was an issue. This was the reason that he didn't play for Pakistan on a regular basis. For instance, in 2016, he conceded 110 runs in his quota of 10 overs, which are the second worst figures ever in ODIs.


Club Career


In the 2016 Pakistan Super League, Wahab Riaz was bought by Peshawar Zalmi for $140,000. In 2017 also, he was retained by Peshawar, won the tournament and Riaz ended as the leading wicket taker with 30 wickets in 19 matches.


Records


Wahab’s spell against Shane Watson during the quarter final match of 2015 ICC cricket world cup, was very applauded. Kevin Pietersen described that as the "Best spell of bowling by a foreigner on Aussie soil for years". Brian Lara also tweeted "I want to meet with this Riaz guy".

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