Personal Information

Full NameWasim Akram
BornJune 3, 1966 Lahore, Punjab
Age57 Years, 8 Months, 26 Days
National SidePakistan
Batting StyleLeft Handed
BowlingLeft-arm fast



Man of the Match

TestODIT20World CupCL

Career Information

Teams PlayedPakistan, Hampshire, Lahore City, Lancashire, Lahore Blues, Lahore City Whites, Pakistan Automobiles Corporation, Pakistan Inv XI, Pakistan International Airlines, PCB Reds, Rest of the World, Young Pakistan, Warnes Warriors, Ponting XI
Career Span

Wasim Akram Overall Stats

Batting & Fielding Performance

104147192898257* v ZIM373245722.64-440
35628055371786 v AUS0624712116.5288.33880
World Cup
3830842643 v WI00361119.36101.1880

Bowling Performance

1813771.187197794147/119 v NZ302523.622.5954.65
3513031238118125025/15 v ZIM53623.523.8936.22
World Cup
36324.3171311555/28 v NAM6123.834.0435.40

Wasim Akram Profile

It would not be too much off the mark if Wasim Akram was to be referred to as the greatest left arm bowler to have graced the field. Javed Miandad’s eye for talent meant that Akram forced himself into the Pakistan National team even without playing any first class cricket. Picked out of nowhere, he went onto take ten wickets in the very second match he played in, and there was no looking back after that.

Starting as an out and out raw pace bowler, he learnt the tricks of the trade by playing more matches, and soon cut his long run up to the wicket to just a few paces. What he missed out on pace, he more than made up by his swing, seam and the various things he could impart to the red cherry, befuddling almost every batsman that faced him. A proponent of reverse swing, his sweet-sour relationship with Waqar Younis did not deter the pair from capturing a whopping 1705 international wickets. Akram started out as a decent bat, but his batting soon fell away, and although he did score a match saving 257 – hitting 12 sixes in the progress – the inning was a one off.

Akram did captain the Pakistani side on many occasions but allegations of match fixing, injuries, and problems with diabetes did not help his cause too much, as he retired from the game in 2003. He then joined a sports channel as a commentator, and has been a regular in the commentary box, well known for co-hosting the Shaz and Waz show with co-commentator, Ravi Shastri.