Mohammad Wasim Abbasi

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Mohammad Wasim Abbasi (Urdu: محمد وسیم عباسی‎; born August 8, 1978, in Rawalpindi, Punjab) is a Pakistani-Dutch cricket coach and cricketer who played for Pakistan and Dutch cricket team. Previously, he played in 18 Tests and 25 ODIs from 1996 to 2000 for the Pakistan national cricket team. In May 2018, he was appointed coach of the Sweden national cricket team.[1] in December 2020, he was appointed as chief selector of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).[2]

Mohammad Wasim Abbasi
Personal information
Full nameMohammad Wasim Abbasi
BornAugust 8, 1978 (1978-08-08) (age 42)
Rawalpindi, Punjab, Pakistan
BowlingLegbreak googly
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 142)21 November 1996 v New Zealand
Last Test21 June 2000 v Sri Lanka
ODI debut (cap 114)8 December 1996 v New Zealand
Last ODI5 June 2000 v Sri Lanka
Career statistics
Competition Tests ODIs
Matches 18 25
Runs scored 783 543
Batting average 30.11 23.60
100s/50s 2/2 0/3
Top score 192 76
Balls bowled
Bowling average
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling
Catches/stumpings 22/2 9/–
Source: ESPNCricinfo, 4 February 2017

Playing careerEdit

Career in PakistanEdit

He has scored two Test centuries for Pakistan including one on Test debut. His debut came against New Zealand in 1996,[3] after scoring a duck in the first innings he went on to record 109 in the second innings batting at number 7. He gradually moved up the order in subsequent tests eventually to open the innings for Pakistan in Tests. His second test ton came against Zimbabwe, scoring 192 in Harare, 1998.[4]

Wasim's most prominent experience in a Pakistani shirt came in Pakistan winning the Carlton and United Series in Australia against perhaps the two other most powerful sides in world cricket at the time, West Indies and hosts Australia. The series was low scoring and Wasim contributed significantly batting at number 6, in what is notoriously difficult place for Pakistani batsmen.

His final Test appearance was in 2000 against Sri Lanka. After being discarded he was never recalled and when Pakistan decided upon a new set of youngsters in preparation for the 2003 World Cup.

Career in New ZealandEdit

In 2002/03 season, Wasim moved to play first-class cricket for Otago in New Zealand.[5] After 2 years, he left Otago and continued to play first-class cricket in Pakistan. Wasim also claims that he was also offered to play for New Zealand but he refused it, thinking that he might have a chance for Pakistan.

Career in NetherlandsEdit

In July 2014, Wasim played a 50-over game for Netherlands against Scotland, after he acquired Dutch nationality after living in the country for several years – playing his cricket for Sparta 1888 and Dosti Amsterdam. Wasim was a regular for the North Holland Hurricanes in the North Sea Pro Series that season and also turned out for Netherlands A in the Continental T20 Championship in Schiedam.[6]

Coaching careerEdit

In May 2018, Wasim was appointed head coach of the Sweden national cricket team. He will assist the team in its preparation for the 2018–19 ICC World Twenty20 Europe Qualifier.[7]

Personal lifeEdit

As of February 2017, Wasim was living in Islamabad, where he works as a television expert on cricket and runs a cricket academy. He is a successful Youtuber too, runs a YouTube channel named Bol Wasim where he presents in-depth analysis of cricket. He is a TV host too.[8]


  1. ^ "Sandeep Lamichhane's IPL fairytale". Cricbuzz. Retrieved 2018-05-23.
  2. ^ "Mohammad Wasim appointed Pakistan's chief selector |". Cricbuzz. Retrieved 2020-12-20.
  3. ^ Mohammad Wasim debut v New Zealand
  4. ^ Wasim second test ton v Zimbabwe
  5. ^ Otago sign Mohammad Wasim for 2002/03 season
  6. ^ Mohammad Wasim makes Dutch debut
  7. ^ Sandeep Lamichhane's IPL fairytale
  8. ^ Rasool, Danyal (14 February 2017). "The other Wasim". The Cricket Monthly. Retrieved 14 February 2017.

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