Syed Imad Wasim Haider (Urdu: سید عماد وسیم حیدر; born 18 December 1988), commonly known as Imad Wasim, is a Pakistani cricketer who played for Pakistan national cricket team He is a left-handed all-rounder. He was the member of the Pakistan team that won the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy.

Imad Wasim
Imad Wasim in 2019
Personal information
Full name
Syed Imad Wasim Haider
Born (1988-12-18) 18 December 1988 (age 35)
Swansea, Wales
Height1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)[1]
BowlingSlow left-arm orthodox
International information
National side
ODI debut (cap 204)19 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 T20I24 April 2023 v New Zealand
T20I shirt no.9
Domestic team information
2005/06–2014/15Islamabad Leopards
2009/10Federal Areas Leopards
2016–2023Karachi Kings
2016–presentJamaica Tallawahs
2019–2020Chattogram Challengers
2022Mirpur Royals
2023Sylhet Strikers
2023Seattle Orcas
2023Trent Rockets
2023-presentMelbourne Stars
2024-presentAbu Dhabi Knight Riders
2024-presentIslamabad United
Career statistics
Competition ODI FC LA T20I
Matches 55 77 124 66
Runs scored 986 3702 2659 486
Batting average 42.86 40.68 36.93 15.18
100s/50s 0/5 6/20 2/16 0/1
Top score 63* 207 117* 64*
Balls bowled 2403 8412 5902 1356
Wickets 44 141 130 65
Bowling average 44.47 31.14 35.9 21.78
5 wickets in innings 1 3 1 1
10 wickets in match 0 1 0 0
Best bowling 5/14 8/81 5/14 5/14
Catches/stumpings 12/0 35/0 33/0 20/0
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 7 January 2024

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] On 24 November 2023, he announced his retirement from all forms of international cricket.

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] In September 2021, he was named in Pakistan's squad for the 2021 ICC Men's T20 World Cup.[23]

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. In December 2021, he was signed by the Karachi Kings following the players' draft for the 2022 Pakistan Super League.[24] In July 2022, he was signed by the Galle Gladiators for the third edition of the Lanka Premier League.[25]

Television edit

Year Show Channel Note
2018 With Samina Peerzada YouTube Web television talk show, guest for the season 1 on 9 April 2018
2022 Jeeto Pakistan League ARY Digital Game show, special guest for the season 3 on 10 April 2022
2022-2023 The Ultimate Muqabla ARY Digital Adventure-action reality show[26]

References edit

  1. ^ "Profile". Sportskeeda. Retrieved 18 February 2023.
  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. ^ "Born in one country, played for another".
  9. ^ "Pakistan cricket star Imad Wasim and Sannia Ashfaq's wedding in pictures". 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. 29 March 2019. 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 |". Cricinfo. Retrieved 9 April 2020.
  18. ^ "ICC Cricket World Cup, 2019 - Pakistan Cricket Team Records & Stats |". Cricinfo. Retrieved 9 April 2020.
  19. ^ "Live Cricket Scores & News International Cricket Council". Retrieved 17 April 2020.
  20. ^ "Live Cricket Scores & News International Cricket Council". 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.
  23. ^ "Sharjeel Khan dropped from T20 World Cup squad; Asif Ali, Khushdil Shah make 15-man cut". ESPN Cricnfo. Retrieved 6 September 2021.
  24. ^ "Franchises finalise squad for HBL PSL 2022". Pakistan Cricket Board. Retrieved 12 December 2021.
  25. ^ "LPL 2022 draft: Kandy Falcons sign Hasaranga; Rajapaksa to turn out for Dambulla Giants". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 6 July 2022.
  26. ^ Nadeem, Syed Omer. "The Ultimate Muqabla Is Almost Here And It Will Enthrall You". ARY Digital. The Ultimate Muqabla features Pakistani cricket bigwigs like Imad Wasim, Fawad Alam, Saeed Ajmal, Kamran Akmal, and Azam Khan [...]

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