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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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All-Time ODI XI: The men who matter
All-Time ODI XI: The men who matter
Assembling the greatest of those celebrated one-day giants.
IPL 2017: I learnt the art of swing bowling from Wasim Akram, says Jaydev Unadkat
IPL 2017: I learnt the art of swing bowling from Wasim Akram, says Jaydev Unadkat
RPS seamer credits Akram for his impressive performance in the 2017 IPL season.
Fake Whatsapp Conversation: Afridi Retires and gets a #JoblessJob
Fake Whatsapp Conversation: Afridi Retires and gets a #JoblessJob
Shahid Afridi has a new "Job"
Love – across the border
Love – across the border
When Pakistani cricketers found interests beyond the 22-yards in India.
Mohammad Amir miffed at teammates for leaking Test retirement thoughts
Mohammad Amir miffed at teammates for leaking Test retirement thoughts
Amir apparently hinted to his teammates that he could quit Test cricket to concentrate on the ODI and T20 formats of the game.
Younis Khan to retire after series against West Indies
Younis Khan to retire after series against West Indies
The 40-year-old is the only Test cricketer to score a century in 11 different countries.
No fixing in Pakistan had Wasim Akram and Inzamam-ul-Haq been hanged, claims Abdul Qadir
No fixing in Pakistan had Wasim Akram and Inzamam-ul-Haq been hanged, claims Abdul Qadir
Former Pakistan spinner also questions the integrity of Mushtaq Ahmed and Waqar Younis.
Andrew Flintoff picks his Dream T20 XI; Virat Kohli and Sachin Tendulkar included
Andrew Flintoff picks his Dream T20 XI; Virat Kohli and Sachin Tendulkar included
Flintoff picked three Indians in the side.
Greatest West Indies ODI XI of all time
Greatest West Indies ODI XI of all time
West Indies have produced some of the greatest ODI cricketers in the history of the game.
Wasim Akram was almost in tears while Misbah-ul-Haq could barely breathe, says Dean Jones
Wasim Akram was almost in tears while Misbah-ul-Haq could barely breathe, says Dean Jones
Islamabad United coach sheds light into the dressing room reaction to the PSL fixing scandal.
Waqar Younis responds to Wasim Akram's claims about spoiling Anil Kumble's perfect score
Waqar Younis responds to Wasim Akram's claims about spoiling Anil Kumble's perfect score
On this day eighteen years ago, Anil Kumble achieved the 'Jumbo' feat of dismissing all ten opposition batsmen in a single innings.
Kumar Sangakkara reveals the best bowler he faced in International cricket
Kumar Sangakkara reveals the best bowler he faced in International cricket
Sangakkara was dismissed by Wasim Akram thrice in the nine matches (all ODIs) they played against each other
Karachi court issues arrest warrant for Wasim Akram
Karachi court issues arrest warrant for Wasim Akram
The legendary pacer lands himself in trouble after failing to appear in court on his own case.
Stats: LBW hits the 10K mark at Port Elizabeth
Stats: LBW hits the 10K mark at Port Elizabeth
Anil Kumble has affected the most number of LBW dismissals in Tests while Sachin Tendulkar leads the chart for batsmen for LBW dismissals.
Wasim Akram calls Mitchell Starc his favourite bowler in the world
Wasim Akram calls Mitchell Starc his favourite bowler in the world
Legendary Pakistani fast bowler heaps praise on Australia's pace spearhead.
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