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Famous cricket players of Pakistan: Wahab Riaz

by on March 21, 2011
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 Famous cricket players of Pakistan: Wahab Riaz

  • Wahab Riaz, the left-arm fast-medium bowler of Pakistan cricket team is considered to be the most improved fast bowler. He is considered to be the crucial back-up to Umar Gul and Shoaib Akhtar.
  • Wahab Riaz has the variety in bowling. He can throw slower bowls, prolonged spell of Yorkers and bouncers. This makes him an ideal selection for Pakistan cricket team.
  • Wahab Riaz made his ODI debut in Pakistan cricket team on February 2, 2008 against Zimbabwe. Wahab has played 44 one day international cricket matches in which he took 58 wickets with an economy rate of 5.59. The best bowling figure of Wahab Riaz is 5/46 which was against Bangladesh.
  • Wahab Riaz made his test debut against England on August 18, 2010. Wahab Riaz has played 8 test matches in which he took 23 wickets. The best test bowling figure of Wahab Riaz is 5/63 in an innings and 6/103 in a test match.
  • The performance of Wahab Riaz has been phenomenal in ODI as he has been able to pick up 19 wickets at an average of 16.47. He is played his very first World Cup and is did a great job along with Umar Gul and Shoaib Akhtar.
  • Wahab Riaz has become an important bowler in Pakistan Cricket Team whose bowling squad is these days ruled by world class wicket taking spinners like Saeed Ajmal and Shahid Afridi.
  • The most striking highlight of Wahab’s cricket record is his five wicket haul in his debut test match against England. He took wickers of some fantastic men including Pietersen, Trott, Strauss, Morgan and Broad. 

In the recent times, Wahab has shown his exceptional and unpredictable batting side as well. Out of the blue, Wahab Riaz takes charge of the batting at the tail enders and leave the opponents stunned with his hard hitting shots. He has achieved this feat in many matches where he surprisingly entertain the crowd with his batting talent. 

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