Wasim Akram

One Of The Greatest Bowlers Of All Time

Acknowledged as one of the greatest bowlers of all time, Wasim Akram is a highly-respected figure within the cricket industry. A left-arm fast bowler who could bowl with significant pace, Akram represented the Pakistan Cricket Team in Test Cricket and One Day International matches. In October of 2013, Wasim Akram was the only Pakistani Cricketer to be named in all all-time Test World XI, to mark the 150th anniversary of Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack.

Akram is regarded as one of the greatest fast-bowlers in the history of the game. Akram also holds the world-record for most wickets in list A cricket with 881 and is second only to Sri Lankan off-spin bowler, Muttiah Muralitharan in terms of ODI wickets, with 502. He is considered to be one of the founders and perhaps the finest exponent of reverse swing bowling. Akram was the first-bowler to reach the 500-wicket mark in ODI cricket during the 2003 World Cup.

In 2002, Wisden released its only list of best players of all time, in which Akram was ranked as the best-bowler in ODI of all time, holding a rating of 1223.5. In September of 2009, Akram was one of five new members inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame– an extraordinary achievement for anyone.

To book Wasim Akram as the cricket speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing agent@championsukplc.com or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.

When at corporate events, Wasim is known to cover the following topics:

  • Drive & Determination
  • Cricket & Sports Speaker
  • Peak Performance
  • Performing Under Pressure
  • ICC Cricket Hall of Fame

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