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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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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.
5 memorable Test performances by a Pakistani player in Australia
5 memorable Test performances by a Pakistani player in Australia
One of the names in this illustrious Pakistani list might just surprise you.
Wasim Akram to miss IPL 2017
Wasim Akram to miss IPL 2017
The legendary all-rounder has cited professional commitments and time constraints for his inability to be part of KKR for IPL 2017.
5 worst batting collapses in fourth innings run-chases
5 worst batting collapses in fourth innings run-chases
It has always been challenging for the batting side to chase in the fourth innings.
Wasim Akram appointed bowling mentor by Sri Lanka cricket, heaps praises on young bowlers
Wasim Akram appointed bowling mentor by Sri Lanka cricket, heaps praises on young bowlers
The Pakistan legend has been roped for two years and will assist young bowlers all over the island nation.
5 legends who unnecessarily prolonged their Test careers
5 legends who unnecessarily prolonged their Test careers
Revisiting the not-so-memorable final phases of some of the greatest to ever play the game.
Shoaib Akhtar asks ICC to allow fast bowlers to express themselves on the field
Shoaib Akhtar asks ICC to allow fast bowlers to express themselves on the field
Former Pakistan cricketer calls for removal of rules and regulations on quick bowlers.
Alan Mullally reveals why he called Wasim Akram an idiot
Alan Mullally reveals why he called Wasim Akram an idiot
Alan Mullally had his fair share of dramatic incidents during his career.
Reverse Swing vs Conventional Swing
Reverse Swing vs Conventional Swing
It is quite fascinating to see how some bowlers can make the ball deviate in the air with special skills.
Jasprit Bumrah names Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis and Mitchell Johnson as his role-models
Jasprit Bumrah names Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis and Mitchell Johnson as his role-models
22-year old seamer dreams of getting an opportunity to play Tests as well
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