Biography, Profile and Career of Indian Cricketer Wasim Jaffer, an Opening Batsman


This article is about one of the most talented cricketer - Wasim Jaffer. Here you will get the Biography, Profile and Career Records of this talented opening batsman who once was the part of Indian Cricket Team and currently playing for Mumbai in Domestic Cricket

Wasim Jaffer is one of the most talented Opening Batsman who didn't get chance to represent Indian Test Team for long, even after his good performance. With openers like Virendra Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir in the Indian Test Squad, this really talented batsman have to just play in the Domestic Cricket.

But whatever chances he got at the International level, he has not disappointed the team with his performance.

Biography of Wasim Jaffer


Wasim Jaffer was born in Mumbai on 16th February, 1978. He started his First Class Career by playing for Mumbai Team. In his only Second First Class Match, he made a brilliant triple century of unbeaten 314 runs, which is still his highest first class innings score.

With mountains of runs in Domestic Cricket, Wasim Jaffer soon got the attention of National Team selectors for the Test Matches against South Africa in year 2000, but he failed to impress with his batting. He made comeback in 2002 to the Indian Test Team and made some good Half Centuries. Once again due to the lack of big innings temprament in International Cricket, he was again dropped from the Team.

His best period came, when he was again recalled for the Test Team in 2005. Making his first Century against England he made his first Double Century in the very next series against West Indies. After that, he was a regular opener for the Indian Team alongwith Virendra Sehwag for a long period. But due to the excellent comeback from Gautam Gambhir, he was again dropped from the team and never got another chance.

Apart from the Test Matches, he has also represented India in ODI Matches, but didn't do much in this shorter version of the game. He is also a part of Royal Challengers Banglore in IPL. He has also captained the Mumbai Team and under his captaincy the team has won the Ranji Trophy for two times.

Profile of Wasim Jaffer


Full Name : Wasim Jaffer
Date of Birth : 16th February, 1978
Birth Place : Mumbai, Maharashtra
Batting Style : Right Hand Batsman
Batting Position : Opening Batsman
Teams : India, India A, Mumbai, Royal Challengers Banglore, West Zone

Career Record of Wasim Jaffer


  • Test - 31 Matches, 58 Innings, 1944 Runs, 34.10 Average, 5 Centuries, 11 half centuries

  • ODI - 2 Matches, 2 Innings, 10 Runs, 5.00 Average

  • First Class - 194 Matches, 323 Innings, 14808 Runs, 50.71 Average, 43 Centuries, 72 Half Centuries

  • List A - 83 Matches, 83 Innings, 3505 Runs, 44.93 Average, 9 Centuris, 22 Half Centuries

  • Twenty20 - 18 Matches, 18 Innings, 420 Runs, 24.70 Average, 3 Half Centuries


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