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Muhammad Waseem (cricketer)

Muhammad Waseem
Personal information
Born (1996-02-12) 12 February 1996 (age 28)
Multan, Punjab, Pakistan
BowlingRight-arm medium
RoleOpening Batter
International information
National side
ODI debut (cap 89)5 February 2022 v Oman
Last ODI6 June 2023 v West Indies
ODI shirt no.10
T20I debut (cap 55)5 October 2021 v Namibia
Last T20I3 November 2023 v Nepal
T20I shirt no.10
Career statistics
Competition ODI T20I
Matches 41 23
Runs scored 1069 942
Batting average 26.07 42.81
100s/50s 1/6 2/7
Top score 119 112
Balls bowled 24 34
Wickets 0 4
Bowling average 10.50
5 wickets in innings 0
10 wickets in match 0
Best bowling 2/13
Catches/stumpings 22/– 19/–
Source: Cricinfo, 21 September 2023

Muhammad Waseem (born 12 February 1996) is a Pakistani-born cricketer who plays for the United Arab Emirates national cricket team.[1][2]

Personal life

Waseem was born in Pakistan,[3] growing up in the Punjab's city of Mian Channu. His nickname is Babba. [4] He qualified to play for the UAE in April 2021 by meeting the ICC's three-year residency requirement.[3]

Franchise career

On 3 February 2021, in the 2021 T10 League, Waseem equalled the record for the fastest fifty in a T10 cricket match, doing so in 12 balls.[5][6] In May 2021, he was called into the Multan Sultans squad as a replacement player for the 2021 Pakistan Super League.[7] In September 2023, he was picked by the Chattogram Challengers following the players' draft to play for them in the 2024 Bangladesh Premier League.[8]

International career

In October 2021, Waseem was named in the UAE's Twenty20 International (T20I) squad for the 2021 Summer T20 Bash tournament.[9] He made his T20I debut on 5 October 2021, for the UAE against Namibia.[10] Five days later, in the UAE's match against Ireland, Waseem scored his first century in T20I cricket, with 107 not out from 62 balls.[11]

In November 2021, he was named in the UAE's One Day International (ODI) squad for the 2021 Namibia Tri-Nation Series.[12] In February 2022, he was also named in the UAE's ODI squad for their series against Oman.[13] He made his ODI debut on 5 February 2022 against Oman.[14]

Waseem was appointed captain of the UAE in March 2023, replacing CP Rizwan for the final match of the 2023 United Arab Emirates Tri-Nation Series. His first full series was the Nepal Tri-Nation Series which was UAE's final series of the 2019–2023 ICC Cricket World Cup League 2.[15] Waseem scored his maiden ODI century against Papua New Guinea in the Nepal series, scoring 119 from 76 balls including twelve sixes. His century came from 61 balls and set a new UAE record for the fastest ODI century,[16] but was surpassed the following day by Asif Khan's 41-ball century.[17]


  1. ^ "Muhammad Waseem". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 5 October 2021.
  2. ^ "Waseem Muhammad: UAE cricket's next big thing?". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 5 October 2021.
  3. ^ a b Radley, Paul (13 December 2020). "Mohammed Wasim shows UAE selectors his class after leading Fujairah to successive wins in Dream 11 Emirates D20". The National. Retrieved 3 February 2022.
  4. ^ Radley, Paul (23 May 2021). "PSL 2021: Mohammed Wasim hopes to 'make UAE proud' after call-up to Multan Sultans squad". The National. Retrieved 3 February 2022.
  5. ^ "Watch: UAE'S Waseem Muhammad slams 7 sixes in 13 balls to equal Gayle, Shahzad for fastest T10 fifty". India TV News. Retrieved 5 October 2021.
  6. ^ "Abu Dhabi T10: Waseem Muhammad's half-century helps Northern Warriors thrash Pune Devils". Times of India. Retrieved 5 October 2021.
  7. ^ Radley, Paul (23 May 2021). "PSL 2021: Mohammed Wasim hopes to 'make UAE proud' after call-up to Multan Sultans squad". The National. Retrieved 3 February 2022.
  8. ^ "BPL 2024: Updated squads of all 7 teams". The Business Standard. 24 September 2023. Retrieved 5 January 2024.
  9. ^ "United Arab Emirates vs Namibia, 1st T20I Match Details, Prediction, Team Squad". Sports Unfold. Retrieved 4 October 2021.
  10. ^ "Only T20I, ICCA Dubai, Oct 5 2021, Namibia tour of United Arab Emirates". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 5 October 2021.
  11. ^ "Mohammed Waseem announces arrival as UAE complete turnaround against Ireland". The National. Retrieved 10 October 2021.
  12. ^ "Emirates Cricket Board announce team to compete in ICC Men's Cricket World Cup League 2 in Namibia". Emirates Cricket Board. Retrieved 23 November 2021.
  13. ^ "ECB Announce teams that will represent the UAE ahead of intense 3-series campaign in Oman". Emirates Cricket Board. Retrieved 2 February 2022.
  14. ^ "57th Match, Al Amerat, Feb 5 2022, ICC Men's Cricket World Cup League 2". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 5 February 2022.
  15. ^ Radley, Paul (6 March 2023). "Muhammad Waseem takes over UAE captaincy ahead of clash with Nepal". The National. Abu Dhabi. Retrieved 6 March 2023.
  16. ^ Radley, Paul (15 March 2023). "UAE's Muhammad Waseem warms up for epic finale against Nepal with record-breaking blitz". The National. Abu Dhabi. Retrieved 6 March 2023.
  17. ^ "Asif Khan slams fourth fastest hundred in Men's ODIs". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 16 March 2023.
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