How Wasim Akram Dominated the Cricket World with Great Bowling

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      Who is Wasim Akram

People from all over the world know Wasim Akram. Whether you have watched cricket or not you might know the worlds best swing bowler of all time named Wasim Akram. Wasim Akram is one of the best fast bowler of all time who had the ability to swing both sides of the batsman. Wasim Akram was captain of Pakistan cricket and was a successful left-arm fast bowler in both tests and one-day internationals. After the retirement from the cricket, Wasim Akram continued commentary and coaching. Even you will happy to know that Wasim Akram is the only player who has selected for the all-time test world XI to mark the 150 years of Wisden cricketers almanac. Wasim Akram bowling amazed the whole world.

In his domestic cricket, he holds the most wickets record of 881 wickets. When the 2003 world cup was taking place Wasim Akram was the player of that WC team of Pakistan. Wasim Akram reached 500 wickets which are 2nd highest wicket-taker in one day international followed by Muralidharan. Do you know Wasim Akram is the founder of reverse swing bowling? You will be amazed to know that Wasim Akram was the first bowler who used to reach 500 wickets in ODI during world cup2003. Usually, Wisden announced the only list of best player of all time. In that time Wasim Akram as ranked the best bowler of one day international with a rating of 1233.5

Wasim Akram was one of the new 5 members of Wisden cricket. Usually, Wasim Akram was the coach of Kolkata night riders in ipl.

Wasim Akram was also a director and bowling coach of Islamabad united at psl.

Personal life of Wasim Akram

Wasim Akram was born in Lahore and the date of his birthday is 3rd June  1966. He took education from governmentIslamia college civil lines Lahore. In the school team, he used to play as a left-arm bowler and a batsman. Father of Wasim Akram named Choudhury Akram was from a village of India. Later the war came and India and Pakistan were fully divided and Akram family hoes there in Pakistan. Usually, Wasim Akram has 2 brothers and 1 sister. At the age of 30 was attacked by diabetes.

Wasim Akram get married to Huma Mufti in 1995. They have 2 children named Tahmoor and Akbar. Later a sad news just threatened Wasim badly, Huma Died of multiple organ failure in India Chennai.

Later on 2013 Wasim Akram married a woman named sheneeira. Wasim and shinier Akram is now living in Karachi with their three children.

How Wasim Akram Dominated in Domestic Cricket


Wasim akram signed for the Lancashire cricket club in 1988. Akram played ECB trophy, benison and hedges cup, national league tournaments etc. he used to play county cricket from 1988-1998. Wasim akram was the opener bowler in all those tournaments. Even you will be amazed to hear wasim akram was called the “Wasim of England”and they used to sing song for wasim akram. Lancashire won the ECB Trophy in1998 and wasim akram was the winning captain who holds the trophy.

Wasim Akram played 257 first class test matches and 355 innings in his career. Wasim Akram has 7161 runs in his bat and his highest score is 257 runs not out. Akram has also played 594 list matches where he scored more than 6000 runs.

If we look over his bowling in first-class matches you can see that he has played 257first class matches and taken 1042 wickets. He has also played 594 list A match where he took 881 wickets.

So Wasim akram played delightfully in all formats of cricket.

International Test Carrier of Wasim Akram

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Wasim akram was one of the best opening left arm bowler in the world. Even he used take 1stwicket in almost every matches and innings. He was able to swing both sides and he has invented the reverse swing art.

Wasim Akram have played 104 test match where he has played 181 innings. In test matches, Akram has taken 414 wickets in his career. His best bowling figure was 7/119 in one inning. If you look at whole test his best bowling figure was 11/110. Wasim takes five wicket haul almost 25 times in tests. He has also taken 10 wickets haul almost 5 times.

Wasim akram was also a good batsman during his 104 test matches wasim have scored 2898 runs with the highest score of 257*. Can you imagine an opening fast bowler is also scoring a double hundred? In his test career, we have found 3 hundreds and 7 fifties.

The international ODI career of Wasim Akram

We have seen since our childhood that Wasim Akram was the opening bowler who starts the over in every match. Whether it is tests or ODI Wasim is the best opening left arm bowler. Even there is no Pakistani bowler who have achieved such great records like Akram. It is 2018 and 2019 knocking at the door but after his retirement, no wasim was made by Pakistan.

In Akram international matches Wasim Akram has very good records. He used to played 356 odi matches and taken 502 wickets in his career. His highest or best figure in odi matchesis 5/15 and akram has taken 5 wicket haul almost 6 times.

Wasim has also scored 3717 runs in 356 odi matches. And his career best is 86 runs. In odi matches akram has also made 6 half centuries.

How he started and ended

Wasim Akram has played his 1st test against NewZealand at Eden in 1985 and it was his debut match. Even his last test match was against the newziland again in 2002.

Wasim akram debut odi match was against newziland in 1984 and the last odi match wasagainst Zimbabwe in 2003.


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