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Wasim Akram

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.

Five youngest players to take a five-wicket haul in the history of ODI cricket
Five youngest players to take a five-wicket haul in the history of ODI cricket
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Stats: Rangana Herath becomes the leading left-arm wicket-taker in Test history
Stats: Rangana Herath becomes the leading left-arm wicket-taker in Test history
The Sri Lankan spin wizard obtained the all time record towards the end of the Dhaka Test.
7 great bowlers who never topped the ICC Test rankings chart
7 great bowlers who never topped the ICC Test rankings chart
7 great bowlers who never attained the top spot in ICC rankings
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Top 5 bowling attacks ever assembled in Test cricket
Reliving those rare instances when a slew of legendary bowlers played simultaneously.
5 famous cricketers who were arrested for off-field offenses
5 famous cricketers who were arrested for off-field offenses
Here we take a look at the cricketers who were arrested for off-field controversies
Top 5 left-arm seam all-rounders of all time
Top 5 left-arm seam all-rounders of all time
Here are some of the most distinguished left-handed players in the history of cricket.
Top 5 bowlers in Sachin Tendulkar's newest game Sachin Saga
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The five best bowlers in Sachin's newest game, Sachin Saga.
Bowlers with more than 300 wickets in ODI wins
Bowlers with more than 300 wickets in ODI wins
Only three bowlers have achieved this feat in the history of ODIs.
Would have loved to bowl to Virat Kohli, quips Wasim Akram
Would have loved to bowl to Virat Kohli, quips Wasim Akram
The legendary Pakistani pacer also reveals the most prized scalp of his stellar career.
Give up bowling and focus on batting: Akram to Hafeez
Give up bowling and focus on batting: Akram to Hafeez
His action was deemed illegal for the third time by ICC.
India-Pakistan rivalry is 'more fun to watch' than the Ashes, asserts Wasim Akram
India-Pakistan rivalry is 'more fun to watch' than the Ashes, asserts Wasim Akram
Akram also takes a dig at ICC for not having power to change BCCI's stand on the issue.
Pakistan's all-time ODI XI
Pakistan's all-time ODI XI
Pakistan have produced some truly magnificent players.
Virender Sehwag and Kumar Sangakkara to play under coach Wasim Akram in T10 Cricket League
Virender Sehwag and Kumar Sangakkara to play under coach Wasim Akram in T10 Cricket League
Meanwhile, Sarfraz Ahmed will lead Bengal Tigers in the star-studded tournament.
5 bowlers who bowled with extreme pace despite having an unusually short run-up
5 bowlers who bowled with extreme pace despite having an unusually short run-up
A brief look at some of those bowlers who seemed to generate extreme pace from a remarkably short run-up.
5 times the Indian team struggled against left arm seamers
5 times the Indian team struggled against left arm seamers
Here are a few occasions on which the Indian batting side couldn't resist against the left arm spearheads.
5 best exponents of the outswinger in cricket history
5 best exponents of the outswinger in cricket history
A brief look at five bowlers who were masters of the outswing.
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SKout: Another Afridi who can shine for Pakistan?
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5 most devastating fast-bowling spells in Test cricket
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Five bowlers from the past who could have troubled Virat Kohli
Kohli has made mincemeat of the current lot. Could he have been as rampant against bowlers from the 1990s?
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