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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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Five reasons why Wasim Akram is the King of Swing 
Five reasons why Wasim Akram is the King of Swing 
Akram was simply devastating on his day.
Star India CEO happy to keep highlights of Team India's defeats away from the media house's channels
Star India CEO happy to keep highlights of Team India's defeats away from the media house's channels
The CEO further stressed that they are not trying to promote any form of animosity with ad-campaigns like mauka-mauka.
10 greatest Pakistani cricketers of all time
10 greatest Pakistani cricketers of all time
Pakistan has produced great cricketers over the years. But who are their greatest cricketers of all time?
10 players with the most wickets in ODI Cricket
10 players with the most wickets in ODI Cricket
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Top 6 underrated classics
Top 6 underrated classics
5 knocks that went under the radar.
From the past to the present: The heroes of India-Pakistan ODI clashes
From the past to the present: The heroes of India-Pakistan ODI clashes
With Champions Trophy over, we recollect the heroes of past eras.
Shahid Afridi picks Sachin Tendulkar and Wasim Akram in his all-time ODI XI
Shahid Afridi picks Sachin Tendulkar and Wasim Akram in his all-time ODI XI
Afridi has selected a dream team containing players whom he played with or against.
Five bowlers and their favourite wicket-taking grounds
Five bowlers and their favourite wicket-taking grounds
Unsurprisingly, two Pakistan legends make the list.
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Sachin: A Billion Dreams - Movie Review
A review of the most anticipated documentary of the year.
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.
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