Test CareerOn his Test debut, against England at The Oval in 2010, Riaz took 5 for 63, becoming the ninth Pakistan bowler to take five on debut. Among his victims were Andrew Strauss, Jonathan Trott and Kevin Pietersen. However, he had poor tours of New Zealand and West Indies in 2011, and was dropped from the Test side.He next played for Pakistan in the Test series against South Africa in October 2010 he participated in 4 ODIs. He was selected to play in the first Test later in that series he took two wickets those of Graeme Smith and Hashim Amla however towards the end of the day he picked up a side strain. He did not bowl the following day. A scan showed that Riaz had picked up an injury which takes 4-5 weeks to recover from and thus he missed the rest of the Test series Shortly after the World Cup, Pakistan toured the West Indies for two Tests, five ODIs, and a T20I; Riaz was included in the squad.He took two wickets in the T20I, which Pakistan lost, and played in four out of the five ODIs, taking seven wickets at an average of 25.28 and finishing as Pakistan's leading wicket-taker in the series. In a report to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on the team's performance in the West Indies, coach Waqar Younis commented that Riaz had an "average" tour.In May Pakistan toured Ireland for a two-match ODI series, and although Riaz was included in the squad he did not play a match.
Domestic Careeron 11 June. He took a single wicket, that of Chris Cooke, and guided his team to victory with 32 not out, hitting the winning runs after being sent in up the order.On his home debut Riaz took a hat-trick dismissing Chris Taylor, Ed Young, and Richard Coughtrie and recording figures of 5 wickets for 17 runs (5/17) against Gloucestershire to help his team to an eight-wicket victory. It was the second time a player had taken a T20 hat-trick for Kent,and was the first time Riaz took five wickets in the format, beating previous best bowling figures of 3/14.During his spell with Kent Riaz took 13 first-class wickets at an average of 33.53, 9 in list A cricket at 13.33,and 20 wickets in t20 matches at an average of 19.85. He was rested for the tour of Zimbabwe, and Riaz used the opportunity to sign for Kent. On his home debut, Riaz picked up a five-wicket haul which included a hat-trick against Gloucestershire.
World Cup 2015In World Cup 2015 quarterfinal match against Australia Wahab bowled a very aggressive spell. He showed some aggressive interaction by sarcastic clapping and a flying kiss to Shane Watson. ICC fined Wahab Riaz for the behavior.Riaz's spell won him plaudits from numerous cricketers past and present,with Michael Clarke referring to Riaz's performance 'as good as I've faced in ODI cricket for a long timeand Kevin Pietersen describing the spell as the "Best spell of bowling by a foreigner on Aussie soil for years".In the match Watson scored 64 runs off 66 balls, When Wahab Riaz was bowling his fiery spell against Shane Watson, he was dropped at 4 runs by Rahat Ali at fine leg off a 145kmh Riaz bouncer. Australia won the match by six wicketsbut after the match Wahab Riaz became a trend on Twitter. Brian Lara tweeted "I want to meet with this Riaz guy," adding that he would pay the fine imposed on Wahab by the ICC for his verbals at Watson.Wahab then invited Brian Lara to Pakistan through Twitter.
Pakistan Super LeagueWahab Riaz was placed in the Platinum category of the Pakistan Super League and was bought by The Peshawar Zalmis for $140,000. He took 10 wickets in the 7 Group Stage Matches and helped his team reach the playoffs.During a group stage match vs Quetta Gladiators, Riaz had an exchange of words and a physical tussle with batsman Ahmed Shehzad. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) imposed a fine on both the players and issued an official warning to them.
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