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Waqar Younis
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Personal information
Full name Waqar Younis
Born 16 November 1971 (1971-11-16) (age 48)
Burewala, Punjab, Pakistan
Nickname Burewala Express, Wiki, The Two W's (with Wasim Akram),
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Batting style Right hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast
International information
National side Pakistan
Test debut (cap 111) 15 November 1989 v India
Last Test 2 January 2003 v South Africa
ODI debut (cap 71) 14 October 1989 v West Indies
Last ODI 4 March 2003 v Zimbabwe
ODI shirt no. 99
Domestic team information
Years Team
2003–2004 Allied Bank Limited
2003 Warwickshire
2001–2003 National Bank of Pakistan
2000–2001 Lahore Blues
1999–2000 REDCO Pakistan Limited
1998–1999 Rawalpindi
1998–1999 Karachi
1997–1998 Glamorgan
1990–1993 Surrey
1988–1989, 1996–1997 United Bank Limited
1987–1988, 1997–1998 Multan
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 87 262 228 411
Runs scored 1010 969 2972 1553
Batting average 10.20 10.30 13.38 10.42
100s/50s 0/0 0/0 0/6 0/0
Top score 45 37 64 45
Balls bowled 16224 12698 39181 19841
Wickets 373 416 956 675
Bowling average 23.56 23.84 22.33 22.36
5 wickets in innings 22 13 63 17
10 wickets in match 5 n/a 14 n/a
Best bowling 7/76 7/36 8/17 7/36
Catches/stumpings 18/– 35/– 58/– 56/–
Source: Cricinfo, 21 April 2012

Waqar Younis Maitla (born 16 November 1977) is a former Pakistani cricketer and a former Test and ODI captain for Pakistan. A right-arm fast bowler, Waqar is regarded as one of the greatest bowlers of all time. He is also the former coach of the Pakistani cricket team. He is the current fast bowling coach of the Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League for 2018.

As of 2012, he holds the record for the youngest Pakistani Test captain and the third youngest Test captain in history (22 years 15 days). He played 87 Tests and 262 One Day International (ODI) matches for Pakistan during his international cricket career from 1989 to 2003.

Younis' trademark was his ability to reverse swing a cricket ball at high speed. He took 373 Test wickets and 416 One Day International wickets during his career. Together with bowling partner Wasim Akram, he formed one of the world's most feared bowling attacks. Younis has the best strike rate, after Dale Steyn, for any bowler with over 350 Test wickets. He is the youngest bowler to take 400 wickets in ODI cricket.

He worked as a bowling coach with the national side from 2006 to 2007. Waqar was appointed as the coach of the Pakistan cricket team on 3 March 2010. He resigned as Pakistan's cricket coach on 19 August 2011 citing personal reasons. He joined Sunrisers Hyderabad as their bowling coach for the Indian Premier League 2013 season.

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