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Wahab Riaz

Batting style:
Right Handed bat
Bowling style:
Left-arm fast
Played for:
Pakistan, Essex, Hyderabad Hawks, Hyderabad Pakistan, Kent, Karachi Port Trust, Lahore Blues, Lahore Whites, Lahore Whites, Lahore Lions, Lahore Ravi, Lahore Shalimar, National Bank of Pakistan, Pakistan A, Punjab Stallions, Punjab Pakistan, Surrey, Pakistan Under-19, Ruhuna Royals, Rangpur Riders, Punjab Badshahs, Peshawar Zalmi, Pakistanis
Roles played:
Bowler
ICC Rank:
Batting:
0
Bowling:
19
Batting:
0
Bowling:
46
Batting:
0
Bowling:
42
Home country:
Pakistan
Born:
June 28, 1985, Lahore, Punjab

Profile

Built tall and powerfully, all of Oval witnessed Wahab Riaz’s impeccable display of control over swing on his Test debut in 2010 – reminiscent of fellow left-arm contemporary, Chaminda Vaas, which toppled the English-top order as the home side succumbed five times to the left-arm seamer. To pile on further misery, Riaz added another 27 as a night watchman to aid Pakistan to level spoils.

Prior to his debut triumph, Riaz had 5 outings in the ODI version in 2008, two of those being costly spells against neighbours India and Sri Lanka. Yet, he averaged two wickets per innings, with ample international exposure to improve upon on the domestic front. In a side still looking to fix a settled bowling attack, Riaz’s sharp pace remains into national contention.


Fast Facts

  • Wahab Riaz became only the third Pakistani Test debutant after Afridi and Shahid Nazir to take a five-for or more on debut.


Statistics

Show:
  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
Test 24 37 273 4 8.27 41.30 0 0 39
ODI 77 56 589 13 13.69 82.37 0 2 54*
T20 23 12 101 4 12.62 106.31 0 0 30*
CLT20 3 2 14 1 14.00 87.50 0 0 14*
  Matches Innings Balls Runs Wickets BBI BBM Avg. Econ. 4w 5w 10w Extras
Test 24 43 4472 2585 76 5/63 / 34.01 3.46 2 2 0 173
ODI 77 76 3589 3347 101 5/46 / 33.13 5.59 4 1 0 189
T20 23 23 459 615 24 3/18 / 25.62 8.03 0 0 0 31
CLT20 3 3 66 85 2 1/25 / 42.50 7.72 0 0 0 4
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
Test 4 0 4
ODI 21 0 4
T20 4 0 1
CLT20 3 0 0

Career

Span:
Test:
2010-2017
 
ODI:
2008-2017
 
T20:
2008-2016
 
CLT20:
2014-2014
Test
Debut:
Pakistan Vs England at Kennington Oval (The Oval), London - Aug 18, 2010
Last played:
Pakistan Vs Australia at Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), Sydney - Jan 03, 2017
ODI
Debut:
Pakistan Vs Zimbabwe at Sheikhupura Stadium, Sheikhupura - Feb 02, 2008
Last played:
Pakistan Vs Australia at Adelaide Oval, Adelaide - Jan 26, 2017
T20
Debut:
Pakistan Vs Bangladesh at National Stadium, Karachi - Apr 20, 2008
Last played:
Pakistan Vs West Indies at Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai - Sep 24, 2016
CLT20
Debut:
Lahore Lions Vs Kolkata at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad - Sep 21, 2014
Last played:
Lahore Lions Vs Perth Scorchers at M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru - Sep 30, 2014
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