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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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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.
SKout: Another Afridi who can shine for Pakistan?
SKout: Another Afridi who can shine for Pakistan?
Shaheen Afridi has a lot of potential to be Pakistan's next Wasim Akram
5 most devastating fast-bowling spells in Test cricket
5 most devastating fast-bowling spells in Test cricket
Over the years, some of the best fast bowlers in the world have turned Test matches on their heads.
Five bowlers from the past who could have troubled Virat Kohli
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?
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
Here are the highest wicket-takers in ODI cricket
Top 6 underrated classics
Top 6 underrated classics
5 knocks that went under the radar.
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