Imad Wasim

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Imad Wasim
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Imad Wasim in 2017
Personal information
Full nameSyed Imad Wasim Haider
Born (1988-12-18) 18 December 1988 (age 32)
Swansea, Wales[1]
Height1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
BattingLeft-handed
BowlingSlow left-arm orthodox
RoleAll-Rounder
International information
National side
ODI debut (cap 204)23 July 2015 v Sri Lanka
Last ODI1 November 2020 v Zimbabwe
ODI shirt no.9
T20I debut (cap 62)24 May 2015 v Zimbabwe
Last T20I20 December 2020 v New Zealand
T20I shirt no.9
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
2005/06–2018/19Islamabad
2005/06–2014/15Islamabad Leopards
2009/10Federal Areas Leopards
2014/15Punjabi Badshahs
2016–presentKarachi Kings
2016–2018Jamaica Tallawahs
2016/17Comilla Victorians
2019–presentNottinghamshire
2019/20–presentNorthern
Career statistics
Competition ODI T20I FC LA
Matches 55 47 77 114
Runs scored 986 273 3,702 2,404
Batting average 42.86 13.00 40.68 36.98
100s/50s 0/5 0/0 6/20 2/14
Top score 63* 47 207 117*
Balls bowled 2,403 1,002 8,412 5,392
Wickets 44 47 141 115
Bowling average 44.47 21.93 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/– 18/– 35/– 29/–
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 20 December 2020

Syed Imad Wasim Haider (Urdu: سید عماد وسیم حیدر‎; born 18 December 1988), commonly known as Imad Wasim, is a Pakistani cricketer. He is a left-handed all-rounder who currently captains Northern in domestic cricket and Karachi Kings in Pakistan Super League.

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).[2][3] In March 2019, he captained the Pakistan One Day International (ODI) team for the first time.[4]

Early and Personal life[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 was studying medicine before his career in cricket, but quit when he got a chance to play for the under-19 Pakistan team.[8]

In August 2019, Wasim married Sannia Ashfaq at the Shah Faisal Mosque in Islamabad.[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. Later in 2016, he became the 1st Pakistani spinner to take a 5-fer in T20Is as he recorded figures of 5/14 against the Windies. Wasim was a regular member of the winning Pakistan team in the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy. He also won Pakistan's T20I Player of the Year award in 2017 as he finished the year top of the ICC T20I bowling rankings.[12]

In March 2019, Wasim was named in Pakistan's ODI squad for their series against Australia.[13] 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.[14]

The following month, he was named in Pakistan's squad for the 2019 Cricket World Cup.[15][16] He had a great tournament with both the ball and the bat as he scored 162 runs in 5 innings at an average of 54.00 and a healthy strike rate of 118.24 as well as chipping in with 2 wickets with an economy rate of 4.82 which was better than any Pakistani at the tournament.[17][18]

As of April 2020, he is ranked third in the International Cricket Council's One Day International all-rounder rankings[19] and seventh in the Twenty20 International bowling rankings.[20]

In June 2020, he was named in a 29-man squad for Pakistan's tour to England during the COVID-19 pandemic.[21][22]

Twenty20 franchise career[edit]

Imad Wasim is known as a T20 specialist, particularly for his "roo-like" skipping bowling action in the powerplay overs.[citation needed] He has played for sides in the Caribbean Premier League, Melbourne Renegades in Big Bash League, Bangladesh Premier League and Twenty20 Cup as well as captaining Karachi Kings in three Pakistan Super League seasons.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Swansea born Imad Wasim makes debut for Pakistan, BBC Sport. Retrieved 3 August 2018
  2. ^ "PCB Central Contracts 2018–19". Pakistan Cricket Board. Retrieved 6 August 2018.
  3. ^ "New central contracts guarantee earnings boost for Pakistan players". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 6 August 2018.
  4. ^ "Malik ruled out, Imad Wasim to captain Pakistan against Australia today". Geo TV. Retrieved 29 March 2019.
  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. Archived from the original on 22 December 2015. Retrieved 20 July 2015.
  8. ^ https://www.icc-cricket.com/news/672788
  9. ^ "Pakistan cricket star Imad Wasim and Sannia Ashfaq's wedding in pictures". www.geosuper.tv. Retrieved 9 April 2020.
  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. ^ Rehman, Sajawal. "PCB Awards The Best Players of 2017 [Pictures & Player Reactions]". Retrieved 9 April 2020.
  13. ^ "Pakistan squad for Australia ODIs announced". Pakistan Cricket Board. Retrieved 8 March 2019.
  14. ^ "Injured Shoaib Malik out of fourth ODI against Australia". Business Recorder. Retrieved 29 March 2019.
  15. ^ "Mohammad Amir left out of Pakistan's World Cup squad". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 18 April 2019.
  16. ^ "Amir left out of Pakistan's World Cup squad". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 18 April 2019.
  17. ^ "ICC Cricket World Cup, 2019 - Pakistan Cricket Team Records & Stats | ESPNcricinfo.com". Cricinfo. Retrieved 9 April 2020.
  18. ^ "ICC Cricket World Cup, 2019 - Pakistan Cricket Team Records & Stats | ESPNcricinfo.com". Cricinfo. Retrieved 9 April 2020.
  19. ^ "Live Cricket Scores & News International Cricket Council". www.icc-cricket.com. Retrieved 17 April 2020.
  20. ^ "Live Cricket Scores & News International Cricket Council". www.icc-cricket.com. Retrieved 17 April 2020.
  21. ^ "Haider Ali the new face as Pakistan name 29-man touring party for England". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 12 June 2020.
  22. ^ "Haider Ali named in 29-player squad for England tour". Pakistan Cricket Board. Retrieved 12 June 2020.

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