WAHAB RIAZ

Name
WAHAB RIAZ
Nationality
pak Pakistan
Current Team
Northern Warriors
Past Teams
Kerala Knights
Seasons
2018, 2017
Age
33

Wahab Riaz, a left-arm fast bowler, has the pace to trouble the best, but hasn’t always combined it with consistency. He has benefited from Pakistan’s chronic poor luck with fast bowlers: with Shoaib Akhtar and Mohammad Asif missing more than they play and Umar Gul injury-prone, Riaz came into national reckoning earlier than he might have reasonably expected. Since then he has had some good moments in international cricket, but consistency hasn’t been his strongest suit.

On his Test debut, against England at The Oval in 2010, Riaz took 5 for 63, becoming the ninth Pakistan bowler to take five on debut. Among his victims were Andrew Strauss, Jonathan Trott and Kevin Pietersen. However, he had poor tours of New Zealand and West Indies in 2011, and was dropped from the Test side.

As an ODI bowler he has been a wicket-taker but has also leaked plenty of runs. His ODI best came in a big game, when he took 5 for 46 against India in the World Cup semi-final in Mohali – among his wickets were Virender Sehwag, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh and MS Dhoni – but it wasn’t enough to prevent defeat. Since then he has been in the mix in Pakistan’s ODI side, even though his economy rate continues to be a concern.

Batting

SeasonTeamMatInnsNORunHSBat AveBFSR3050704s6sCtSt
2017Kerala Knights500000000000000
Total-500000000000000

Bowling

SeasonTeamMatchInnBallsRunsWktsBowl AveEcoBBMStrike Rate4w5w
2017Kerala Knights556077238.507.701/830.0000
Total-556077238.507.701/830.0000