Imad Wasim

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Syed Imad Wasim
Personal information
Full nameSyed Imad Wasim
Born (1988-12-18) 18 December 1988 (age 30)
Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales[1]
Height1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
BowlingSlow left-arm orthodox
RoleBowling All-Rounder
International information
National side
ODI debut (cap 204)19 July 2015 v Sri Lanka
Last ODI30 January 2019 v South Africa
ODI shirt no.9
T20I debut (cap 62)24 May 2015 v Zimbabwe
Last T20I6 February 2019 v South Africa
T20I shirt no.9
Domestic team information
2005–2014Islamabad Leopards
2009Federal Areas Leopards
2014Punjab Badshahs
2016–presentKarachi Kings
2016–presentJamaica Tallawahs
2017–presentStellenbosch Kings
Career statistics
Competition ODI T20I FC LA
Matches 36 34 76 95
Runs scored 570 169 3,669 1,905
Batting average 43.84 12.07 40.76 34.63
100s/50s 0/4 0/0 6/20 1/13
Top score 63* 24* 207 104
Balls bowled 1,533 756 8,316 4,510
Wickets 30 38 140 101
Bowling average 38.40 19.42 31.00 33.63
5 wickets in innings 1 1 3 1
10 wickets in match n/a n/a 1 n/a
Best bowling 5/14 5/14 8/81 5/14
Catches/stumpings 9/– 13/– 35/– 26/–
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 12 March 2019

Syed Imad Wasim Haider, commonly known as Imad Wasim, (Urdu: عماد وسیم‎; born 18 December 1988) is a Welsh-born Pakistani cricketer is often considered as the world's best cricketer who played in the 2006 U-19 Cricket World Cup for the national team and has also played first-class, List A cricket and Twenty20 cricket in Pakistan.[2] He represented Islamabad Leopards team in Faysal Bank T20 Cup 2012–13 season. He is a left-handed batsman and a left-arm orthodox bowler. He is the current captain of PSL team Karachi Kings.

In August 2018, he was one of thirty-three players to be awarded a central contract for the 2018–19 season by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).[3][4]

Early career[edit]

Wasim was born in Swansea, Wales.[5] His father briefly worked in the UK as an engineer.[6] Wasim's parents moved to Pakistan when he was at a very early age, and he consequently played all first-class cricket there.[7] He became the first Welsh-born cricketer to represent Pakistan and loves Pakistan very much.[8][9]

International career[edit]

He made his Twenty20 International debut for Pakistan against Zimbabwe in Lahore on 24 May 2015.[10] He made his One Day International debut for Pakistan against Sri Lanka on 19 July 2015.[11] He was selected in the Pakistan squad for the 2016 ICC World Twenty20. Wasim was also a member of the winning Pakistan team in the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy. In the final against India, Wasim scored a swift 25 runs from 21 deliveries, including a six and a boundary, and helped Pakistan reach a massive total of 338 runs. This total was more than enough to defeat India in the final, by 180 runs, and hand Pakistan its maiden ICC Champions Trophy title.[12]

Controversies and scandals[edit]

In 2017, an Afghanistan-born Dutch woman claimed that she had been in a relationship with Imad Wasim. She alleged that they had met for the first time in London. She went on to call Wasim a 'disloyal person'.[13] She also s fan blackmailing to get media attention.[14][15] In response, the woman released their WhatsApp messages, proving that they were in contact.[13]


  • PCB's T20I Player of the year – 2017.[16]


  1. ^ "Swansea born Imad Wasim makes debut for Pakistan", BBC. Retrieved on 3 August 2018
  2. ^ "Imad Wasim". Retrieved 2010-03-01.
  3. ^ "PCB Central Contracts 2018–19". Pakistan Cricket Board. Retrieved 6 August 2018.
  4. ^ "New central contracts guarantee earnings boost for Pakistan players". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 6 August 2018.
  5. ^ "Born in one country, played for another". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  6. ^ "Reporters turn Imad Wasim press conference into background interview - The Express Tribune". 29 August 2016.
  7. ^ "Imad Wasim". Instonians. Retrieved 20 July 2015.
  8. ^ "Swansea-born Imad Wasim makes debut for Pakistan". BBC Sport. 19 July 2015. Retrieved 20 July 2015.
  9. ^ "Imad Wasim becomes the first man born in Wales to play international cricket for Pakistan". Wales Online. 19 July 2015. Retrieved 20 July 2015.
  10. ^ "Zimbabwe tour of Pakistan, 2nd T20I: Pakistan v Zimbabwe at Lahore, May 24, 2015". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 24 May 2015.
  11. ^ "Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka, 3rd ODI: Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Colombo (RPS), Jul 19, 2015". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 19 July 2015.
  12. ^ "Pakistan beat India by 180 runs to win ICC Champions Trophy 2017 final – as it happened". The Guardian. 21 February 2018.
  13. ^ a b "Imad Wasim scandal: Dutch woman warns other girls".
  14. ^ "'Leaked' pictures with Afghan woman fake, claims Imad Wasim - Cricket - Dunya News".
  15. ^ "Dutch woman accuses Imad Wasim of being 'disloyal to her'".
  16. ^ "Sarfaraz bags outstanding player of the year at PCB awards 2017". Dawn News. 14 September 2017. Retrieved 29 October 2017.

External links[edit]

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