Imad Wasim

Syed Imad Wasim Haider, commonly known as Imad Wasim, (Urdu: عماد وسیم‎; born 18 December 1988) is a Welsh-born Pakistani cricketer who played in the 2006 U-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.

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]

Syed Imad Wasim
Personal information
Full nameSyed Imad Wasim
Born18 December 1982 (age 36)
Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales[1]
Height1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
BowlingSlow left-arm orthodox
RoleBowling All-Rounder
International information
National side
ODI debut (cap 204)19 July 2015 v Sri Lanka
Last ODI30 January 2019 v South Africa
ODI shirt no.9
T20I debut (cap 62)24 May 2015 v Zimbabwe
Last T20I6 February 2019 v South Africa
T20I shirt no.9
Domestic team information
2005–2014Islamabad Leopards
2009Federal Areas Leopards
2014Punjab Badshahs
2016–presentKarachi Kings
2016–presentJamaica Tallawahs
2017–presentStellenbosch Kings
Career statistics
Competition ODI T20I FC LA
Matches 30 26 76 85
Runs scored 430 122 3,669 1,583
Batting average 35.83 11.09 40.76 30.44
100s/50s 0/3 0/0 6/20 0/11
Top score 63* 24* 207 89
Balls bowled 1,263 564 8,316 4,026
Wickets 28 30 140 95
Bowling average 33.75 18.90 31.00 32.01
5 wickets in innings 1 1 3 1
10 wickets in match n/a n/a 1 n/a
Best bowling 5/14 5/14 8/81 5/14
Catches/stumpings 8/– 10/– 35/– 23/–
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 6 February 2019

Early career

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 became the first Welsh-born cricketer to represent Pakistan and loves Pakistan very much.[8][9]

International career

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. Wasim was also a member of the winning Pakistan team in the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy. In the final against India, Wasim scored a swift 25 runs from 21 deliveries, including a six and a boundary, and helped Pakistan reach a massive total of 338 runs. This total was more than enough to defeat India in the final, by 180 runs, and hand Pakistan its maiden ICC Champions Trophy title.[12]

Controversies and scandals

In 2017, an Afghanistan-born Dutch woman claimed that she had been in a relationship with Imad Wasim. She alleged that they had met for the first time in London. She went on to call Wasim a 'disloyal person'.[13] She also s fan blackmailing to get media attention.[14][15] In response, the woman released their WhatsApp messages, proving that they were in contact.[13]


  • PCB's T20I Player of the year – 2017.[16]


  1. ^ "Swansea born Imad Wasim makes debut for Pakistan", BBC. Retrieved on 3 August 2018
  2. ^ "Imad Wasim". Retrieved 2010-03-01.
  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. ^ "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. Retrieved 20 July 2015.
  8. ^ "Swansea-born Imad Wasim makes debut for Pakistan". BBC Sport. 19 July 2015. Retrieved 20 July 2015.
  9. ^ "Imad Wasim becomes the first man born in Wales to play international cricket for Pakistan". Wales Online. 19 July 2015. Retrieved 20 July 2015.
  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. ^ "Pakistan beat India by 180 runs to win ICC Champions Trophy 2017 final – as it happened". The Guardian. 21 February 2018.
  13. ^ a b "Imad Wasim scandal: Dutch woman warns other girls".
  14. ^ "'Leaked' pictures with Afghan woman fake, claims Imad Wasim - Cricket - Dunya News".
  15. ^ "Dutch woman accuses Imad Wasim of being 'disloyal to her'".
  16. ^ "Sarfaraz bags outstanding player of the year at PCB awards 2017". Dawn News. 14 September 2017. Retrieved 29 October 2017.

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2016 Caribbean Premier League

The 2016 Caribbean Premier League (CPLT20) was the fourth season of the Caribbean Premier League, the domestic Twenty20 cricket league in the West Indies. The league began on 29 June and ended on 7 August. Matches were played in seven countries – Trinidad and Tobago, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Guyana, Barbados, Jamaica, Saint Lucia, and the United States. The United States have hosted fixtures for the first time, with six matches played at the Central Broward Regional Park in Lauderhill, Florida. The competition's finals was played at Warner Park, Basseterre, St.Kitts and Nevis.

2018–19 National T20 Cup

The 2018–19 National T20 Cup was a Twenty20 domestic cricket competition that was played in Pakistan. It was the fifteenth season of the National T20 Cup in Pakistan, and was held from 10 to 25 December 2018 in Multan. Eight teams took part, with the top four teams progressing to the semi-finals. Lahore Blues were the defending champions.Following the conclusion of the group stage, Rawalpindi, Karachi Whites, Lahore Whites and Islamabad had all progressed to the semi-finals of the tournament. In the first semi-final, Rawalpindi beat Karachi Whites by six runs to progress to the final. They were joined in the final by Lahore Whites, who beat Islamabad by 88 runs in the second semi-final. In the final, Lahore Whites beat Rawalpindi by two wickets.

Arm ball

An arm ball is a type of delivery in cricket. It is a variation delivery bowled by an off spin bowler or slow left-arm orthodox bowler. It is the finger spin equivalent of a wrist spinner's slider or zooter.

In contrast to the stock delivery, an arm ball is delivered with rolling the fingers down the back of the ball on release. This means the ball has backspin on it, and it does not turn appreciably off the pitch. Instead, it travels straight on in the direction of the arm, from which it derives its name. However, by keeping the seam upright, the bowler can also hope to obtain some outswing away from the right-handed batsman, thereby confusing the batsman who expects the ball to turn.

The arm ball is often used as a surprise variation by an off spinner who is turning the ball considerably. A complacent or poorly skilled batsman playing for the expected spin can be taken by surprise and get out bowled or lbw, or edge the ball with the outside edge of the bat to offer a catch to the wicket-keeper or slip fielders. Offspinners Harbhajan Singh, Graeme Swann, Shakib Al Hasan, Imad Wasim and more recently Ravindra Jadeja are some spinners who have excelled in bowling arm balls.

The arm ball has also been employed with a great deal of success over the years by left arm orthodox bowlers. In this case, the stock ball will turn away from the right handed batsman and the arm-ball would swing in, allowing the bowler to beat the inside edge of the bat and attack the stumps. Hedley Verity in particular was well known for his fast inswinging arm-ball, often bowled at yorker length. Ravindra Jadeja provided an amazing display of arm balls against England and Australia during India's 2016-17 home season. His arm balls were hugely effective on some of the flat pitches where there were little turn, and while playing for that little turn, batsmen got deceived and edged it, In spinning pitches he utilised the rough for his spinning deliveries, occasionally getting an arm ball in to disturb the batsman.Daniel Vettori and Derek Underwood are other examples of left arm orthodox bowlers renowned for use of an inswinging arm ball to good effect. Vettori famously bowled Darren Maddy with a perfect arm ball at the Oval Test Match of 1999. Having set up Maddy with two balls breaking away from him, Vettori then bowled a perfectly disguised arm ball. Thinking the ball was another stock delivery, Maddy left the ball, only to see it swing in and crash into his off-stump

Australian cricket team in the United Arab Emirates in 2018–19

The Australian cricket team toured the United Arab Emirates from September to October 2018 to play two Tests and three Twenty20 International (T20I) matches against Pakistan. Ahead of the Test series, there was a four-day practice match in Dubai.In February 2018, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) looked at the possibility of hosting this series and New Zealand's tour to the UAE in Malaysia instead of the UAE, due to domestic Twenty20 fixture congestion in Sharjah. In May 2018, the PCB invited Australia to play the fixtures in Pakistan, but Cricket Australia said it would not allow matches to be moved there. In June 2018, the PCB and the Emirates Cricket Board (ECB) agreed to play Pakistan's future matches in the UAE.In September 2018, both Mitchell Marsh and Josh Hazlewood were appointed joint vice-captains of the Australia Test cricket team. The following month, both Mitchell Marsh and Alex Carey were appointed joint vice-captains of the Australia T20I cricket team.During the second Test match, an extra T20I match for Australia against the United Arab Emirates was added to the tour itinerary. Australia were scheduled to play the UAE in a Twenty20 warm-up match before the T20I series against Pakistan, when the match was upgraded to a full T20I fixture. It was the first time that the UAE played a full T20I match against Australia. Australia won the one-off match by seven wickets.Pakistan won the Test series 1–0, after the first match ended in a draw. Pakistan won the T20I series against Australia 3–0.

Islamabad Leopards

The Islamabad Leopards are a domestic T20 and List A team, based in Islamabad, Pakistan. The team was established in 2004 and its home ground is the Quaid-I-Azam Stadium which is currently under construction. The manager of the Leopards is Mr Nasir Iqbal. Head Coach is Mr Taimur Azam who is PCB/ACB/ECB Level 3 Qualified Coach.

The team sponsor for 2010 was Chawla Aluminium.

The team sponsor for 2011 was Bio Amla Shampoo.

Islamabad cricket team

The Islamabad cricket team is a first-class cricket team based in Islamabad, Pakistan. Its home ground is the Diamond Club Ground. It participates in the Quaid-i-Azam Trophy. For Twenty20 and List A cricket the team is known as the Islamabad Leopards and participates in the National T20 Cup and National One-day Championship.

Islamabad was scheduled to play its first two first-class matches in the 1986-87 season in the BCCP President's Cup, but it conceded them without playing. It eventually made its first-class debut in 1992-93 in the Quaid-i-Azam Trophy, in which it has competed ever since, except for the 2002-03, 2003–04 and 2004–05 seasons.As of mid-November 2013, Islamabad had played 163 matches, for 39 wins, 54 losses and 70 draws.

Karachi Kings

Karachi Kings (Urdu: کراچی کنگز‬‎; Sindhi: ڪراچي ڪنگز‎) KK is a Pakistani professional Twenty20 cricket team that competes in the Pakistan Super League. The team is based in Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh, Pakistan. The team was formed in 2015, as a result of the formation of the Pakistan Super League by Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). The team's home ground is National Stadium. The team is currently captained by Imad Wasim, and coached by Mickey Arthur, a former South African cricketer.

In April 2017, Wasim Akram became the president of the team.The leading run-scorer for the side is Babar Azam, while Mohammad Amir is leading wicket-taker.

Karachi Kings in 2017

The Karachi Kings is a franchise cricket team that represents Karachi in the Pakistan Super League. They are one of the five teams that had a competition in the 2017 Pakistan Super League. The team was captained by Kumar Sangakkara, and they stand on third position after winning four matches from their eight matches in the PSL 2017.

List of Pakistan Twenty20 International cricket records

This is a list of Pakistan T20 International cricket records, that is record team and individual performances in Twenty20 International (T20I) cricket. Records for Twenty20 International cricket are at List of Twenty20 International records. This list is based on the List of T20 International cricket records.

Pakistani cricket team in England and Ireland in 2016

The Pakistan national cricket team toured England and Ireland from 3 July to 7 September 2016 for a four-match Test series, a five-match One Day International (ODI) series and a one-off Twenty20 International (T20I) against the England cricket team. They also played two three-day matches against Somerset and Sussex prior to the Test series, a two-day match against Worcestershire during the Test series, and two ODI matches against Ireland prior to the ODI series.England's ODI matches against Pakistan was the first to trial a system where the TV umpire calls the front-foot no-ball, instead of the on-field umpire. During the third ODI match of the series, England set a new record team total when they scored 444 runs, with Alex Hales setting a new individual total for an England batsman when he scored 171.The Test series was drawn 2–2, England won the ODI series 4–1, and the one-off T20I match was won by Pakistan by 9 wickets. The fixtures formed part of a points-based scoring system, which was introduced in their series against Sri Lanka in May 2016. England won the Super Series 16–12.

Pakistani cricket team in New Zealand in 2015–16

The Pakistani cricket team toured New Zealand in January 2016 to play three One Day Internationals (ODIs) and three Twenty20 International (T20Is) matches. New Zealand won the T20I series 2–1 and the ODI series 2–0.

Pakistani cricket team in South Africa in 2018–19

The Pakistan cricket team toured South Africa between December 2018 and February 2019 to play three Tests, five One Day Internationals (ODIs) and three Twenty20 International (T20I) matches. The ODI fixtures were part of both teams' preparation for the 2019 Cricket World Cup.South Africa's Boxing Day Test was held at SuperSport Park in Centurion for the first time. In the first session of the match, Dale Steyn became South Africa's leading wicket-taker in Tests, taking his 422nd wicket, surpassing Shaun Pollock who had held the record for ten years. South Africa's captain Faf du Plessis was penalised for a slow over-rate in the second Test and was suspended for the third and final Test of the series. Dean Elgar was named as the stand-in captain for the third Test. South Africa won the Test series 3–0.During the second ODI, Pakistan's captain Sarfraz Ahmed was caught on the stump mics making a racist comment towards Andile Phehlukwayo. Sarfraz played in the third ODI match, but was then suspended by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for the next four matches, missing the last two ODIs and the first two T20Is of the tour. Shoaib Malik was named as the captain for the fourth and fifth ODIs and the T20I series. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) were disappointed with the ICC's decision to suspend Sarfraz, after Sarfraz apologised in person to Phehlukwayo before the start of the third ODI. South Africa went on to win the ODI series 3–2.Faf du Plessis was rested for the last two T20Is of the series, with David Miller named as the captain of South Africa in his place. South Africa won the T20I series 2–1.

Pakistani cricket team in Sri Lanka in 2015

The Pakistan cricket team toured Sri Lanka from 11 June to 1 August 2015. The tour consisted of a three-day tour match against a SLCB President's XI, three Test matches, five One Day International and two Twenty20 International matches. The third Test was originally scheduled to be played at the R Premadasa Stadium, but was changed to the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium in early May.Pakistan outplayed the hosts in all forms of the game by winning the Test series 2–1, the ODI series 3–2 and the T20I series 2–0.

Pakistani cricket team in Zimbabwe in 2015–16

The Pakistan cricket team toured Zimbabwe between 24 September and 5 October 2015. The tour consisted of three One Day International (ODI) matches and two Twenty20 International (T20I) matches. Pakistan won the T20I series 2–0 and the ODI series 2–1.


Waseemवसीम, ' (Arabic: وسیم‎) (Telugu: వసీం) is a masculine Arabic given name and surname meaning Handsome. 'Graceful' 'Good Looking'

West Indian cricket team against Pakistan in the UAE in 2016–17

The West Indian cricket team toured the United Arab Emirates from September to November 2016 to play three Twenty20 International (T20Is), three One Day Internationals (ODIs) and three Test matches against Pakistan. The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) agreed in principle for one of the Test matches to be played as a day/night match.Originally, the schedule was going to be two Tests, five ODIs and two T20Is. In May 2016, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) began looking at the possibility for the series to be held in Sri Lanka. However, the idea was dismissed as it would be monsoon season in Sri Lanka. The fixtures, including the day/night Test at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai, were confirmed by the PCB in August 2016.The first Test in Dubai was Pakistan's 400th Test match and the second day/night Test. Prior to the start of the day/night Test, both captains voiced their support for the format. Pakistan's captain Misbah-ul-Haq said "At the moment, it looks like (the future) keeping in mind the interest of the audience, who want to watch Test cricket". The West Indies captain Jason Holder said that he liked the concept and that "we have to give a chance to something new". However, at the start of the first day of the Test, only 68 fans were inside the stadium, with the figure growing to approximately 600 by close of play. Pakistan's coach Mickey Arthur said after the conclusion of the day/night Test that "there's some work to do with the pink ball. I don't think it's up to the standard required yet and I think that's the only thing holding day/night cricket back".Pakistan won both the ODI and T20I series 3–0. The Test series was also won by Pakistan, by the margin of 2–1. The West Indies won the final Test match of the series, which was their first Test win with Jason Holder as captain. After the victory, Holder said "we showed character and fight. Credit must go to Kraigg Brathwaite. He played an outstanding innings in the first innings and took responsibility of the chase in the second innings".

With Samina Peerzada

With Samina Peerzada is a Pakistani web television talk show hosted by Samina Peerzada that first aired on December 22, 2017 on YouTube. The series was created by Peerzada in collaboration with Muhammad Adnan Butt of Walnut Studios and is produced by Dot Republic Media. Each episode is separately sponsored and features a Pakistani celebrity interviewed by Peerzada about their journeys, struggles, challenges and success. Each season is titled differently.

Zimbabwean cricket team in Pakistan in 2015

The Zimbabwe cricket team toured Pakistan from 19 to 31 May 2015. The tour consisted of three One Day International (ODI) and two Twenty20 International (T20I) matches, all played at Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore. It was the first tour by a Test-playing nation since the attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team in 2009. Pakistan won the T20I series 2–0 and won the ODI series 2–0 after the third match finished as a no result. It was Pakistan's first ODI series win in two years. Pakistan ODI captain Azhar Ali said "it's been an exciting and emotional series for many reasons. It became important for us, as many of us never played in Pakistan, and winning makes it more significant because it gives you confidence".Before the tour, several Zimbabwean cricketers expressed their concerns about travelling to Pakistan, but were committed to the trip. Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq had described the tour as "a big joy for all of Pakistan cricket fans, players and for the PCB officials". Tony Irish, the executive chairman of the Federation of International Cricketers' Associations (FICA), said that "we are very concerned about the safety of players and any match officials who may be sent to Pakistan, should this tour go ahead". The International Cricket Council (ICC) announced that it was awaiting the outcome of a security report before deciding if it were to send officials, with the possibility that the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) would use its own officials if the ICC was unable to supply them.Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) were in talks with its own government regarding concerns over security. ZC caused confusion after issuing a press release on 14 May stating the tour had been suspended, but they retracted it just 15 minutes later. On 17 May ZC confirmed that the tour would go ahead. The ICC did not appoint any of its match officials, but made provision for the PCB to use their own umpires. The Zimbabwe team received state guest importance, including more than 4,000 police officers for their security when they arrived in Pakistan at Allama Iqbal International Airport on 19 May to start the tour.Only five players in the Pakistan T20 squad had played a home international match before this tour. Batsman Umar Akmal said that "it will be an amazing feeling, it would mean so much to me. Cricketers around the world take playing at home in front of their own crowds for granted". Tickets for both of the T20 matches sold out within two days, with 60,000 people attending the first game.In the ODI series, Zimbabwe captain Elton Chigumbura was suspended for the last two matches, due to a bowling a slow over-rate in the first match. Hamilton Masakadza became the Zimbabwean captain for the final two matches in Chigumbura's absence.During the second ODI match, there was a loud explosion outside the stadium that was thought to have been caused by an electricity transformer. It was later revealed to be a suicide attack that killed a civilian and a Punjab Police officer, while he was trying to stop the suicide bomber. The initial report of the transformer explosion was used to avoid a panic. Despite the attack, the third and final match of the series went ahead as scheduled.After the matches had concluded, it was revealed that the PCB had paid the players in the Zimbabwe squad US$12,500 each for the tour. This was paid in two amounts, the first when Zimbabwe arrived in Pakistan, and the second after the tour dates had been fulfilled.

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