Syed Imad Wasim Haider (Urdu: عماد وسیم; born 18 December 1988), commonly known as Imad Wasim, is a Pakistani cricketer who played in the 2006 Under-19 Cricket World Cup for the national team and has also played first-class, List A cricket and Twenty20 cricket in Pakistan. He represented Islamabad Leopards team in Faysal Bank T20 Cup 2012–13 season. He is a left-handed batsman and a left-arm orthodox bowler. He is the current captain of PSL team Karachi Kings.
|Full name||Syed Imad Wasim Haider|
|Born||18 December 1988|
|Height||1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|Bowling||Slow left-arm orthodox|
|ODI debut (cap 204)||23 July 2015 v Sri Lanka|
|Last ODI||30 September 2019 v Sri Lanka|
|ODI shirt no.||9|
|T20I debut (cap 62)||24 May 2015 v Zimbabwe|
|Last T20I||8 November 2019 v Australia|
|T20I shirt no.||9|
|Domestic team information|
|2009/10||Federal Areas Leopards|
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 8 November 2019
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). In March 2019, he captained the Pakistan One Day International (ODI) team for the first time.
Early and domestic career
Wasim was born in Swansea, Wales. His father briefly worked in the UK as an engineer. Wasim's parents moved to Pakistan when he was at a very early age, and he consequently played all first-class cricket there. He became the first Welsh-born cricketer to represent Pakistan. He was studying medicine before his career in cricket, but quit when he got a chance to play for under-19 Pakistan team.
In September 2019, Wasim was named as the captain of Northern for the 2019–20 Quaid-e-Azam Trophy tournament. In November 2019, he was selected to play for the Chattogram Challengers in the 2019–20 Bangladesh Premier League.
He made his Twenty20 International debut for Pakistan against Zimbabwe in Lahore on 24 May 2015 although his debut was terrible. He made his One Day International debut for Pakistan against Sri Lanka on 19 July 2015. He was selected in the Pakistan squad for the 2016 ICC World Twenty20. Wasim was also a member of the winning Pakistan team in the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy.
In March 2019, Wasim was named in Pakistan's ODI squad for their series, though a poor choice, against Australia. 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. The following month, he was named in Pakistan's squad for the 2019 Cricket World Cup.
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