Wahab Riaz Bio

Wahab Riaz is a Pakistani cricketer who was born in Lahore, Pakistan, on June 28, 1985. He is a right-handed fast bowler. During the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup, Riaz is best known for his spell against Shane Watson.


Wahab began playing cricket professionally in the year 2000, but it was not until the 2001-02 season that he made his domestic debut. He was also a member of Pakistan’s A and U19 teams.


During the 2010 series against England, Wahab made his test debut and took a fifer in the first innings. He then went on to the South Africa tour, where he took big wickets of Hashim Amla and Graeme Smith. He did, however, sustain an injury and was forced to leave the team.

Rise to Glory

Riaz’s play against India in the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup semi-final was a watershed moment in his career. In that match, he took a fifer. Despite the fact that Pakistan lost the match, Wahab rose to prominence and was picked for the subsequent South African tour.

Low Points

Wahab took wickets in nearly every game he played, but his economy rate was a problem. He didn’t play for Pakistan on a daily basis because of this. For example, in 2016, he gave up 110 runs in his quota of 10 overs, the second-worst figures in ODI history.

Club Career

Wahab Riaz was acquired for $140,000 by Peshawar Zalmi in the 2016 Pakistan Super League. Riaz was retained by Peshawar in 2017 as well, and the team won the championship, with Riaz finishing as the top wicket-taker with 30 wickets in 19 matches.


Wahab’s bowling against Shane Watson in the 2015 ICC cricket world cup quarter-final match was widely praised. That was the “best spell of bowling by a visitor on Australian soil in years,” according to Kevin Pietersen. “I want to talk with this Riaz man,” Brian Lara added on Twitter.

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