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Wahab Riaz Cricinfo Profile Highlights
Wahab Riaz is a Pakistani cricketer. He is a left-arm fast bowler and a right-hand batsman. Riaz is a former student of Aitchison College, Lahore. A stocky left arm fast-medium bowler whose has been in and out of the Pakistan side for since he made his debut, largely due to his inconsistency in line and length although his pace ensures he always remains in contention.
Wahab was selected for Pakistan tour of England in 2010 where he was given an opportinity after Umar Gul was injured. In his first Test appearance Wahab took five wickets, swinging the ball both ways at a sharp pace.
As his name popping up in the spot-fixing case taking place in England during 2011, he was subsequently dropped from the team. He was however selected as part of Pakistan’s 2011 World Cup squad where he played the semi-final against India, replacing Shoaib Akhtar, and took five wickets.
As often the case, a poor performance against India resulted in his next axing from the side in the 2011 Asia Cup encounter, but he was able to make a comeback in the 2013 tour of South Africa. He was also somewhat surprisingly selected for the ICC Champions Trophy 2013 and bowled a brilliant spell against the West Indies, but Pakistan’s cull after the poor performance has seen him out of the team again.