Wahab Riaz Biography (Cricketer)

Wahab Riaz Biography, Career, Facts, Family, Wife, Net worth
Personal Information About Wahab Riaz
Name:- Wahab Riaz
Nick Name:- Vicky
D.O.B:- 28 June 1985
National Side:- Pakistan
Place of Birth:- Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
Horoscope:- Cancer
Religion:- Islam
Height:- 6 Feet 2 inches
Profession:- Pakistani Cricketer (Fast Bowler)
Role:- Bowler
Style of Batting:- Right Handed Batsman
Style of Bowling:- Left-arm Fast Bowler

Wahab Riaz Major Teams: Pakistan, Pakistan All Star XI, Ruhuna Royals, Kent, Lahore Lions, Chittagong Kings, Peshawar Zalmi, Surrey, Rangpur Riders, Essex, National Bank of Pakistan, Lahore Ravi.

Wahab Riaz Family Info
Father Name:- Muhammad Sikandar Riaz Kasana (Profession- businessman)
Mother Name:- Not Known
Brother Name:- Not Known
Sister Name:- 1 sister
Wife/Partner:- Zainab Chaudhary (m. 2013)
Children:- Eshal Wahab
Net Worth Wahab Riaz:- $ 9.5 Million

Wahab Riaz Childhood and Family

Wahab Riaz was born on 28th June 1985 in Lahore, Punjab. Riaz belongs to a Gujjar Family but his forefathers belong to a village near Gujarat Pakistan. Wahab Riaz’s family lived in Wapda town in Lahore. But Wahab’s family also has their old home near M.A.O College at Old Dhobi Ghat Lahore. Wahab Riaz’s father’s name is Muhammad Sikandar Riaz Kasana, his father is a famous businessman. Muhammad Riaz Kasana supports the Pakistan Muslim League (PMLN), which is one of the leading political parties in Pakistan.

Wahab Riaz Education

Wahab received his early education in his hometown, he was a student of Islamia College and after this, he attended Aitchison College in Lahore, Wahab played cricket for his school team. Riaz after graduating (BSC) from the college, went on to complete an M.Sc in the field of Biotechnology from the University of Punjab.

Wahab Riaz Wife Zainab Wahab

In 2013, Wahab Riaz married Zainab Chaudhary, Zainab is a daughter of a famous businessman Haji Shahid Chaudhary. Muhammad Sikandar Riaz and Shahid Chaudhary is also business partner in the Chemical and color business. Their marriage ceremony was held in a proper traditional Pakistani culture, Wahab Riaz’s marriage was an arranged marriage, and Zainab’s family has a strong connection with cricket. Wahab and Zainab both were engaged to their elders prior but most people said that the marriage of Wahab and Zainab is a love marriage. The beautiful couple got their first baby and her name is Eshal Wahab.

Wahab Riaz Career

Wahab Riaz is a Pakistani cricketer, he is a left-handed fast bowler and right-handed batsman. Pakistani Best Wahab frequently bowls at the speed of around 90 miles per hour (140 km/h) and he has reached 154.5 km/h. Wahab Riaz is very aggressive in nature, especially in the field.

In 2008, Wahab Riaz was selected in the One Day international squads to play against Zimbabwe and Bangladesh. Wahab did a good performance in his debut career and he impressed everyone with his performance in the ODI matches. He was selected for the tri-series in Bangladesh which included arch-rivals India. Wahab scored 85 runs in a match against India and he also did really well bowling. Since then, he struggled to hold his spot on the Pakistani cricket team, Wahab was in and out of the team from time to time.

Wahab Riaz made his test debut against England in 2010, Pakistan tour to England, and in the third Test match, he made his debut. Wahab picked up a match-winning five-wicket haul in the 1 st innings of the match. Due to his brilliant bowling performance in the test match against England, he won the heart of cricket lovers. Since then, Wahab has been a permanent player of the Test and One Day internationals players.

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With Pakistan losing Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir to match-spot fixing bans for five years, Wahab became a regular member of the team in the tours come. Wahab continued to give his outstanding performances and due to his consistency in the series against South Africa, and also his good performances in New Zealand he became an essential part of every game.

In October 2010 Pakistan played test series against South Africa, in this match series Wahab participated in the 4th One Day Internationals. In the first test match, Wahab took 2 wickets, both were leading players of South Africa, Graeme Smith, and Hashim Amla. In this match, Wahab just played only one day and he had an injury problem he took 4-5 weeks to recover his issue and he missed the rest of the test match in the series.

In the 2011 Cricket World Cup, Wahab Riaz replaced Shoaib Akhtar, and Wahab performed really outstandingly and he took 5 wickets. After the world cup Pakistani cricket team toured West Indies for 2 Tests, 5 ODIs, and a T20I. Riaz was included in the Pakistani cricket squads. On this tour, Wahab took 2 wickets in the T20I and Pakistan lost this T20I. Wahab played 4 out of 5 ODI and he took seven wickets he finished the match as Pakistan’s leading wicket-taker in the series.

In May Pakistani cricket team toured Ireland for a two-match One Day International series and Wahab Riaz was included in the squad but he did not play any match.

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Wahab Riaz made his T20 debut for Kent on 11 June against Glamorgan. Wahab took just one wicket of Chris Cooke, Wahab also made 32 runs not out, in this match his team won and he hit the winning runs. On his home debut, Wahab took a hat-trick by dismissing Chris Taylor, Ed Young, and Richard Coughtrie recording figures of 5 wickets just for 17 runs against Gloucestershire to support and help his team to an 8-wicket victory. This was the 2 and time a player had taken a T20 hat-trick for Kent and was the 1 st time Wahab Riaz took 5 wickets in the format, he was beating previous bowling figures of 3/14. During Riaz’s spell with Kent, he took thirteen first-class wickets with an average of 33.53, 9 wickets in list A cricket at an average of 13.33, and 20 wickets at an average of 19.85 in T20 matches.

When Pakistan toured Zimbabwe in the month of September, Wahab was rested, and the decision was taken by the selectors for purpose to give the chance to the new and inexperienced cricketers. Although Riaz was recalled to the Test squad for the 3-match series against Sri Lanka, Wahab did not play in this series and was also dropped from the One Day Internationals squad to face the same opponents. Riaz was recalled to Pakistan’s Test squad to play against England for three matches in the UAE, but he was out of the side, Wahab played for the National Bank of Pakistan in the Quaid-e- Azam Trophy.

Wahab Riaz has not been consistent enough with his performances and Wahab has gone down the pecking order with the emergence of Mohammad Irfan and Junaid Khan. Wahab lost out on his position on the Test side and played a match in 2010 May. In 2014 Riaz made a successful return to the Tests as he picked up 6 wickets in the match against Sri Lanka.

Wahab made a return though, for the New Zealand One Day International series, but didn’t have the best of outings in the three matches that he played. In the 2015 World Cup quarter-final against Australia Riaz bowled a very aggressive spell. Wahab showed some aggressive interaction by sarcastic clapping and flying kisses to the Australian cricketer Shane Watson. ICC fined Wahab Riaz for the attitude.

Pakistan Super League and Wahab Riaz

In Pakistan Super League inaugural edition Wahab Riaz was placed in the Platinum Category and he was bought by the Peshawar Zalmi franchise for $140,000. Wahab took 10 wickets in the seven Group Stage matches and he helped his franchise reach the playoffs. In a group stage match against Quetta Gladiators Wahab had an exchange of words and physical tussles with Ahmed Shehzad. PCB imposed a fine on both cricketers and issued an official warning to them.

Net Worth of Wahab Riaz

Wahab earned millions of dollars during the period of 2014, 15, 16, and the present year 2017. Here are some authentic stats of Wahab Riaz’s earned throughout his career. Riaz is the best and one of the most talented and strong players of the era and he is continuing to bowl with his aggressive and tremendous. Wahab Riaz’s net worth is $9.5 million. The monthly income of Wahab Riaz is $3.5 million. The annual Salary of Wahab Riaz is 5,80,5000.


Wahab Riaz and Shane Watson Australian Cricketer were charged for breaching the ICC Code of Conduct during the match Pakistan Vs Australia in the Quarterfinal of the 2015 World Cup.

Favorite Things Of Wahab Riaz
Batsman:- Kumar Sangakkara & AB de Villiers
Bowler:- Wasim Akram
Actor:- Shahrukh Khan, Salman Khan & Aamir Khan
Food:- Biryani
Some Facts about Wahab Riaz
Whether Wahab Riaz does smoke or not is still not confirmed.
He does not drink alcohol.
He made his 1 st class debut in 2002 at the age of 16 for Lahore whites against Peshawar.
Wahab Riaz was a medium-fast bowler, but the former fast bowler of the Pakistan Cricket team Aqib Javed worked very hard on Wahab Riaz to make him a genuine fast bowler.
In The Oval in 2010, Wahab took 5 wickets for 63 runs against England in his Test debut.
Wahab took a hat-trick in a county match, he dismissed Chris Taylor, Ed Young, and Richard Coughtrie, and he was playing against Gloucestershire.
Wahab also took a hat-trick in the Quaid-e- Azam Trophy 2013 by dismissing Ahmed Shehzad, Adnan Akmal, and Waqas Ahmed
In the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, Wahab was the fastest bowler with a speed of 154.5 km/hr.
Wahab is a true sportsman as he played in the 2014 Champions League T20 in India for Lahore Lions when Wahab’s daughter Eshal was critical and undergoing surgery in Pakistan.
Wahab’s 1 st spell against Australia in the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup quarter-final at Adelaide, against Shane Watson is remarked among the best bowling spells in the world cup.
In PSL 2016, Wahab Riaz and Ahmed Shehzad had a physical fight during a match in the Pakistan Super League.


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