Imad Wasim

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.[2] 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.

Imad Wasim
Personal information
Full nameSyed Imad Wasim Haider
Born (1988-12-18) 18 December 1988
Swansea, Wales[1]
Height1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
BowlingSlow left-arm orthodox
International information
National side
ODI debut (cap 204)23 July 2015 v Sri Lanka
Last ODI30 September 2019 v Sri Lanka
ODI shirt no.9
T20I debut (cap 62)24 May 2015 v Zimbabwe
Last T20I8 November 2019 v Australia
T20I shirt no.9
Domestic team information
2005/06–2014/15Islamabad Leopards
2009/10Federal Areas Leopards
2014/15Punjabi Badshahs
2016–presentKarachi Kings
2016–2018Jamaica Tallawahs
2016/17Comilla Victorians
Career statistics
Competition ODI T20I FC LA
Matches 53 40 77 114
Runs scored 952 255 3,702 2,404
Batting average 41.39 13.42 40.68 36.98
100s/50s 0/5 0/0 6/20 2/14
Top score 63* 47 207 117*
Balls bowled 2,313 876 8,412 5,392
Wickets 42 42 141 115
Bowling average 44.40 20.59 31.14 36.40
5 wickets in innings 1 1 3 1
10 wickets in match 0 0 1 0
Best bowling 5/14 5/14 8/81 5/14
Catches/stumpings 12/– 14/– 35/– 29/–
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).[3][4] In March 2019, he captained the Pakistan One Day International (ODI) team for the first time.[5]

Early and domestic career

Wasim was born in Swansea, Wales.[6] His father briefly worked in the UK as an engineer.[7] Wasim's parents moved to Pakistan when he was at a very early age, and he consequently played all first-class cricket there.[8] He became the first Welsh-born cricketer to represent Pakistan.[9][10] He was studying medicine before his career in cricket, but quit when he got a chance to play for under-19 Pakistan team.[11]

In September 2019, Wasim was named as the captain of Northern for the 2019–20 Quaid-e-Azam Trophy tournament.[12][13] In November 2019, he was selected to play for the Chattogram Challengers in the 2019–20 Bangladesh Premier League.[14]

International career

He made his Twenty20 International debut for Pakistan against Zimbabwe in Lahore on 24 May 2015 although his debut was terrible.[15] He made his One Day International debut for Pakistan against Sri Lanka on 19 July 2015.[16] 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.[17] 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.[18] The following month, he was named in Pakistan's squad for the 2019 Cricket World Cup.[19][20]


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  3. "PCB Central Contracts 2018–19". Pakistan Cricket Board. Retrieved 6 August 2018.
  4. "New central contracts guarantee earnings boost for Pakistan players". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 6 August 2018.
  5. "Malik ruled out, Imad Wasim to captain Pakistan against Australia today". Geo TV. Retrieved 29 March 2019.
  6. "Born in one country, played for another". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  7. "Reporters turn Imad Wasim press conference into background interview - The Express Tribune". 29 August 2016.
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  12. "PCB announces squads for 2019-20 domestic season". Pakistan Cricket Board. Retrieved 4 September 2019.
  13. "Sarfaraz Ahmed and Babar Azam to take charge of Pakistan domestic sides". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 4 September 2019.
  14. "BPL draft: Tamim Iqbal to team up with coach Mohammad Salahuddin for Dhaka". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 18 November 2019.
  15. "Zimbabwe tour of Pakistan, 2nd T20I: Pakistan v Zimbabwe at Lahore, May 24, 2015". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 24 May 2015.
  16. "Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka, 3rd ODI: Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Colombo (RPS), Jul 19, 2015". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 19 July 2015.
  17. "Pakistan squad for Australia ODIs announced". Pakistan Cricket Board. Retrieved 8 March 2019.
  18. "Injured Shoaib Malik out of fourth ODI against Australia". Business Recorder. Retrieved 29 March 2019.
  19. "Mohammad Amir left out of Pakistan's World Cup squad". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 18 April 2019.
  20. "Amir left out of Pakistan's World Cup squad". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 18 April 2019.
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