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Asia Cup 2023:Pakistan pacer Wahab Riaz announces retirement from international cricket ahead of Asia Cup 2023

By prem kumar Aug 16, 2023

Pakistan Pacer Wahab Riaz has announced his retirement from international cricket ahead of the 2023 Asia Cup through his social media.

Pakistan pacer Wahab Riaz
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  • On August 16, 2023, Pakistan’s Wahab Riaz retired from international cricket before the 2023 Asia Cup.
  • Aged 38, Riaz played a vital role in Pakistan’s team, renowned for his pace bowling and clutch performances.
  • His cricket career comprised 91 ODIs, 27 Tests, and 36 T20Is, securing 120, 83, and 34 wickets respectively.
  • The decision to retire was made after thorough contemplation, with Riaz desiring to prioritize his family and business.
  • He expressed the intention to create opportunities for young players to represent Pakistan.
  • Riaz’s departure leaves a significant void in Pakistan’s bowling lineup, given his experience and reliability.
  • The team possesses emerging talented bowlers and aims to overcome Riaz’s absence with their skills and dedication.

Wahab Riazin uratilastot:

  • Test cricket: 27 matches, 83 runs, best: 5/63, average: 34.51, economy: 3.42
  • ODI Cricket: 91 Matches, 120 Scores, Best: 5/46, Average: 34.31, Economy: 5.71
  • T20I Cricket: 36 Matches, 34 Scores, Best: 3/18, Average: 28.56, Economy: 8.21

Some career statistics of Wahab Riaz:

  • ODI Debut: 2 February 2008 vs Zimbabwe at Sheikhupura
  • T20I Debut: 20 April 2008 vs Bangladesh in Karachi
  • Test debut: 18.-21. August 2010 against England at The Oval
  • Only Pakistani bowler to take a hat-trick in T20Is: vs Sri Lanka 16 Feb 2012.
  • Only Pakistani bowler to take five wickets in all international cricket: 5/63 in Tests, 5/46 in ODIs and 5/18 in T20Is.
  • Cricketer of the Year: PCB in 2015.
  • Most valuable player: Pakistan Super League in 2016.
  • Emerging Player of the Year Candidate: ICC in 2011.

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