According to the media reports, the senior Pakistan left-arm pacer Wahab Riaz is considering to retire from the Test cricket.
Recently, the Pakistan left-arm pacer Mohammed Amir has retired from the Test cricket at the age of just 27-year-old. He wants to focus more on white-ball cricket. Amir was the leading wicket-taker for Pakistan in the recently concluded 2019 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup where he took 17 wickets.
Now, Duniya News has reported that the 34-year-old Wahab Riaz is likely to retire from the Test cricket. The left-arm pacer Riaz is currently busy in the Global T20 Canada 2019.
According to the Duniya News report, Riaz has already taken this decision and informed the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). The report also added that Riaz would officially announce his Test retirement after returning from the GL T20 Canada.
Riaz made his Test debut in August 2010 and has played 27 Tests where he has taken 83 wickets (average 34.50). His best Test innings bowling figures are 5/63 and the best Test match bowling figures are 7/134. He has claimed two five-wicket hauls in Test career. Riaz played his last Test in October 2018 during the Dubai (DSC) Test against Australia.
In the first-class career, Riaz has played 136 matches where he has taken 441 wickets (average 29.13). He has claimed 16 five-wicket hauls and five ten-wicket hauls in the first-class career.
Wahab Riaz played in the 2019 Cricket World Cup
Wahab Riaz recently featured in the 2019 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup in England and Wales. However, it was a surprise call as he didn’t play an international limited-overs match since the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy group stage game against India. Riaz performed well with the ball in hand during the 2019 CWC as he bagged 11 wickets in eight matches.
The left-arm pacer has played 87 ODIs and 27 T20Is where he has taken 113 and 28 wickets respectively.