Imad Wasim Retirement U-Turn, International Career

Imad Wasim is the Pakistan All-rounder who took retirement from International cricket and then reversed his decision. He announced U-Turn in his retirement and said that it was time for him to focus on international leagues.

Earlier, Wasim started playing for Islamabad United Franchise in the Pakistan Super League because he picked 3/12 with the ball against Quetta Gladiators in the eliminator. He was known as a man of the match in the eliminator and then appeared in the finals by taking 5/23 scores against the Multan Sultans. This is how he well performed in cricket and helps Islamabad team to win in PSL third title. Keep reading the biography on Imad Wasim to know about him, his cricket career, journey, retirement U-Turn, achievements, etc

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Who is Imad Wasim

Imad Wasim is a Pakistani Cricket player who was born on 18 December 1988. He is famous as a left-handed all-rounder on his team, and he plays for the Pakistan national cricket team. He was a member of the Pakistan team that won the ICC Champions Trophy in 2017.

NameImad Wasim
Date of birth18 December, 1988
BirthplaceSwansea, United Kingdom
Height
RoleBowling, All-rounder
Bowling styleLeft-handed bat
Batting styleLeft arm orthodox

Early and personal life

Imad Wasim was born in Swansea, United Kingdom. His father works as an engineer in the UK. His parents moved to Pakistan when he was young. So he also grew up in Islamabad, Pakistan. From the early age, he starts playing for Pakistani cricket team and gains recognition as left handed all rounder. Before focus on cricket career, he study in medicine field, but quit later when he got chance to play cricket under-19 Pakistan team. After years, Imad Wasim was married sannia ashfaq in Islamabad.

Why Imad Wasim Takes Retirement U-Turn

Imad Wasim is the famous and best player of Islamabad in the Pakistan Super League 2024 championship. He confirmed earlier that he came back to Pakistan’s senior team after his retirement from International cricket.

He was retired from international cricket in November last year, and has move for Pakistan next T20 world cup selection. According to ICC, it is come to know that he would be at team’s disposal, because team need him for victory in PSL finals. So, he decides to disclose his retirement announcements and return to international cricket Before the T20 World Cup 2024. This is called the retirement U-turn of Wasim

Performances of Imad Wasim in PSL 9

Because of the recent performance of Wasim in Pakistan Super League 9, it became an incredible PSL season. During the match, he took 5 wickets to limit the Multans Sultans team to 159/9. Under the leadership of Shadab Khan, he plays well in the recent PSL match and made the Islamabad team win the trophy.

With his brilliant performance, he makes 126 runs in 9 innings with a strike rate of 128.57. In the same number of matches, he also makes 12 wickets with a 6.6 economy rate. Moreover, he also created the figures 5/23 against Multan’s sultans teams in the PSL finals and helped his team win the match.

Imad Wasim International Career

Imad Wasim plays in a number of Pakistan matches and international matches. He made his debut in T20 Internationals for the Pakistan team against Zimbabwe. He also made his debut in an ODI for the Pakistan team against Sri Lanka. In 2016, he was selected for the Pakistan team to play in the ICC World T20. He also become the 1st paksitani spinner who take 5 fer in T20 Internationals and make record of 5.14 against windies team.

He was a regular member of the winning Pakistani team in the ICC Champions Trophy in 2017. He also won the T20I league and made his Pakistani team win with a high bowling rank. In 2019 March, he was named in Paksitan ODI squad for match against Australia. In fact, when the shoaib Malik was out of team in 4th ODI because of his injury, then wasim’s name was announced as captain.

He also played well in the 2019 World Cup and helped his Pakistani squad win matches. He had great matches with both bat and bowling skills, and he scored 162 runs in 5 innings at a strike rate of 118.24 and made 2 wickets with a 4.82 economy rate, which was better than all matches.

Awards and achievements of Imad Wasim

Imad Wasim is a famous and professional Pakistani cricketer who gained huge recognition, awards, and achievements.

  • He was honored by best T20I player of year in 2017 after top the ICC T20 International bowling rankings.
  • He played an important role in the Pakistani team and made them win the ICC Champions Trophy 2017
  • In 2020, he won the One-day all-rounder rankings in 3rd position and the T20 International bowling rankings in 8th position, as per ICC.
  • In 2021, he was included in the Pakistan team to play in the ICC Men T20 World Cup because of his keen all-rounder skills.
  • In PSL 9 final in 2024, Imad Wasim was selected as Man of the Match

Net worth of Imad Wasim

From trusted sources, Imad Wasim’s net worth is estimated to be 2 Million dollars. Because of his cricket skills and great performance, he is considered the best player for the Pakistan team. As his zodiac sign is Sagittarius, he stands out as the best cricketer in his group. Here is the analysis of Imad Wasim’s net worth in previous years

  • Net worth ( 2023)- $ 2000000
  • Net worth ( 2021)- $ 1600000
  • Net worth ( 2020) – $128000
  • Net worth ( 2019) – $1024000

Imad Wasim gets paid around Rs 1,15,22,000 for every PSL season

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