Imad Wasim

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Imad Wasim
Personal information
Full nameSyed Imad Wasim Haider
Born (1988-12-18) 18 December 1988 (age 31)
Swansea, Wales[1]
Height1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
BowlingSlow left-arm orthodox
International information
National side
ODI debut (cap 204)23 July 2015 v Sri Lanka
Last ODI30 September 2019 v Sri Lanka
ODI shirt no.9
T20I debut (cap 62)24 May 2015 v Zimbabwe
Last T20I25 January 2020 v Bangladesh
T20I shirt no.9
Domestic team information
2005/06–2014/15Islamabad Leopards
2009/10Federal Areas Leopards
2014/15Punjabi Badshahs
2016–presentKarachi Kings
2016–2018Jamaica Tallawahs
2016/17Comilla Victorians
Career statistics
Competition ODI T20I FC LA
Matches 53 43 77 114
Runs scored 952 267 3,702 2,404
Batting average 41.39 12.70 40.68 36.98
100s/50s 0/5 0/0 6/20 2/14
Top score 63* 47 207 117*
Balls bowled 2,313 876 8,412 5,392
Wickets 42 42 141 115
Bowling average 44.40 21.60 31.14 36.40
5 wickets in innings 1 1 3 1
10 wickets in match 0 0 1 0
Best bowling 5/14 5/14 8/81 5/14
Catches/stumpings 12/– 14/– 35/– 29/–
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 25 January 2020

Syed Imad Wasim Haider (Urdu: عماد وسیم‎; born 18 December 1988), commonly known as Imad Wasim, is a Pakistani cricketer who played in the 2006 Under-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] In March 2019, he captained the Pakistan One Day International (ODI) team for the first time.[5]

Early and domestic career[edit]

Wasim was born in Swansea, Wales.[6] His father briefly worked in the UK as an engineer.[7] Wasim's parents moved to Pakistan when he was at a very early age, and he consequently played all first-class cricket there.[8] He became the first Welsh-born cricketer to represent Pakistan.[9][10] He was studying medicine before his career in cricket, but quit when he got a chance to play for under-19 Pakistan team.[11]

In September 2019, Wasim was named as the captain of Northern for the 2019–20 Quaid-e-Azam Trophy tournament.[12][13] In November 2019, he was selected to play for the Chattogram Challengers in the 2019–20 Bangladesh Premier League.[14]

International career[edit]

He made his Twenty20 International debut for Pakistan against Zimbabwe in Lahore on 24 May 2015 although his debut was terrible.[15] He made his One Day International debut for Pakistan against Sri Lanka on 19 July 2015.[16] 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 March 2019, Wasim was named in Pakistan's ODI squad for their series, though a poor choice, against Australia.[17] Pakistan's captain Shoaib Malik was ruled out of the fourth ODI due to injury, with Wasim named as captain of the team in his place.[18] The following month, he was named in Pakistan's squad for the 2019 Cricket World Cup.[19][20]


  1. ^ Swansea born Imad Wasim makes debut for Pakistan, BBC Sport. Retrieved 3 August 2018
  2. ^ "Imad Wasim". Retrieved 1 March 2010.
  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. ^ "Malik ruled out, Imad Wasim to captain Pakistan against Australia today". Geo TV. Retrieved 29 March 2019.
  6. ^ "Born in one country, played for another". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  7. ^ "Reporters turn Imad Wasim press conference into background interview - The Express Tribune". 29 August 2016.
  8. ^ "Imad Wasim". Instonians. Archived from the original on 22 December 2015. Retrieved 20 July 2015.
  9. ^ "Swansea-born Imad Wasim makes debut for Pakistan". BBC Sport. 19 July 2015. Retrieved 20 July 2015.
  10. ^ "Imad Wasim becomes the first man born in Wales to play international cricket for Pakistan". Wales Online. 19 July 2015. Retrieved 20 July 2015.
  11. ^
  12. ^ "PCB announces squads for 2019-20 domestic season". Pakistan Cricket Board. Retrieved 4 September 2019.
  13. ^ "Sarfaraz Ahmed and Babar Azam to take charge of Pakistan domestic sides". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 4 September 2019.
  14. ^ "BPL draft: Tamim Iqbal to team up with coach Mohammad Salahuddin for Dhaka". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 18 November 2019.
  15. ^ "Zimbabwe tour of Pakistan, 2nd T20I: Pakistan v Zimbabwe at Lahore, May 24, 2015". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 24 May 2015.
  16. ^ "Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka, 3rd ODI: Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Colombo (RPS), Jul 19, 2015". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 19 July 2015.
  17. ^ "Pakistan squad for Australia ODIs announced". Pakistan Cricket Board. Retrieved 8 March 2019.
  18. ^ "Injured Shoaib Malik out of fourth ODI against Australia". Business Recorder. Retrieved 29 March 2019.
  19. ^ "Mohammad Amir left out of Pakistan's World Cup squad". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 18 April 2019.
  20. ^ "Amir left out of Pakistan's World Cup squad". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 18 April 2019.

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