Muhammad Waseem Wiki, Height, Age, Wife, Family, Biography & More

Muhammad Waseem is a Pakistani-born cricketer who plays for the United Arab Emirates national cricket team.

Wiki/Biography

Muhammad Waseem was born on Saturday, 12 February 1994 (age 30 years; as of 2024) in Mian Channu, Punjab province of Pakistan. His zodiac sign is Aquarius. Waseem started playing cricket in 2010 when he was 16. He played tape-ball cricket before joining Sakhi Shabaz Club in 2012. In the same year, he was selected for the Rashid Latif Cricket Academy in Burewala. In 2017, while playing in Lahore, he was offered a UAE residency visa by Mudassir Ali to join Versatile Deployment Solutions as a full-time member of their cricket team. After that, he worked as a sales executive while also playing club cricket.

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 5′ 10″

Hair Colour: Black

Eye Colour: Black

 Muhammad Waseem

Family & Caste

He belongs to a Muslim Rajput family.

Parents & Siblings

Not much is known about his parents and siblings.

Muhammad Waseem's father

Muhammad Waseem’s father

Muhammad Waseem's mother

Muhammad Waseem’s mother

Wife & Children

In 2022, he got married to Sana Waseem. He has a son named Shahraj Waseem.

Muhammad Waseem's wife, Sana Waseem

Muhammad Waseem’s wife, Sana Waseem

Muhammad Waseem playing with his son, Shahraj Waseem

Muhammad Waseem playing with his son, Shahraj Waseem

Religion

He follows Islam.

Career

United Arab Emirates National Cricket Team

Muhammad Waseem became eligible to play for the UAE in April 2021 after meeting the ICC’s three-year residency rule. In October 2021, Waseem was selected to play for the UAE in the 2021 Summer T20 Bash tournament. On 5 October 2021, he made his T20I debut against Namibia at ICC Academy, Dubai. Five days later, in a match against Ireland, Waseem scored his first century in T20I cricket, making 107 not out from 62 balls.

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Muhammad Waseem playing for UAE

Muhammad Waseem playing for the UAE

In November 2021, he was chosen to play for the UAE in the 2021 Namibia Tri-Nation Series One Day International (ODI) tournament. In February 2022, he was also selected for the UAE’s ODI squad for their series against Oman. On 31 December 2021, he led UAE to an 11-run victory over Afghanistan in Sharjah during the T20I series. During the match, Waseem became the first player ever to hit 100 sixes in International cricket in a calendar year. On 5 February 2022, Waseem made his ODI debut against Oman at Al Amerat Cricket Ground in Muscat, Oman. In March 2023, Waseem was made captain of the UAE, replacing CP Rizwan for the final match of the 2023 United Arab Emirates Tri-Nation Series. In August 2023, Muhammad Waseem became the T20I captain for the first time in a three-match series against New Zealand.

Muhammad Waseem (right) as the captain of the three-match T20I series against New Zealand in 2023

Muhammad Waseem (right) as the captain of the three-match T20I series against New Zealand in 2023

His first full series as captain was the Nepal Tri-Nation Series, which was the UAE’s final series of the 2019–2023 ICC Cricket World Cup League 2. Waseem scored his first ODI century against Papua New Guinea in the Nepal series, scoring 119 runs from 76 balls, including twelve sixes.

Franchise Cricket

Abu Dhabi T10

In 2021, he played for Northern Warriors in the 2021 Abu Dhabi T10. On 3 February 2021, he came into the spotlight with an unbeaten 56 from 13 balls in a match against Pune Devils, leading Northern Warriors to an eight-wicket victory. He hit seven of those 13 balls for six and three more for four. With the feat, Waseem equalled Chris Gayle’s record for the Fastest T10 Fifty in 12 Balls in a T10 cricket match.

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Northern Warriors’ Waseem Muhammad (left) plays a shot against Team Abu Dhabi during their Abu Dhabi T10 League match

Northern Warriors’ Waseem Muhammad (left) plays a shot against Team Abu Dhabi during their Abu Dhabi T10 League match

On 6 February 2021, Northern Warriors went on to become the champions of 2021 Abu Dhabi T10, defeating Delhi Bulls in the final. In the 2021–22 Abu Dhabi T10, he played for Chennai Braves. He represented the New York Strikers in the 2022 and 2023 Abu Dhabi T10. In 2022, Deccan Gladiators defeated New York Strikers by 37 runs in the final. In 2023, New York Strikers became champions of the league, defeating Deccan Gladiators by 7 wickets in the final.

Bukhatir Premier League

Under his captainship, InterGlobe Marine (IGM)  won the 2021 46th Bukhatir Premier League.

Muhammad Waseem (captain of team InterGlobe Marine (IGM)) receiving the trophy after winning the 2021 46th Bukhatir Premier League

Muhammad Waseem (captain of team InterGlobe Marine (IGM)) receiving the trophy after winning the 2021 46th Bukhatir Premier League

Emirates D20

He represented Fujairah in Dream 11 Emirates D20, 2020/21. Waseem finished the tournament with the most runs (534), the highest average (53.40), and the most 50-plus scores. He scored four half-centuries and an unbeaten 101 runs off 60 balls. However, his team lost to Sharjah by two wickets in the final. Under his captainship, Fujairah won the 2022 Emirates D20.

Muhammad Waseem (as the captain of Fujairah) posing with the trophy after his side won the 2022 Emirates D20

Muhammad Waseem (as the captain of Fujairah) posing with the trophy after his side won the 2022 Emirates D20

International League T20

He played for MI Emirates in the 2023 and 2024 International League T20. He won the title of Best UAE Player in both seasons.

Muhammad Waseem posing with his Blue Belt after becoming the Best UAE Player of 2024 International League T20

Muhammad Waseem posing with his Blue Belt after becoming the Best UAE Player in the 2024 International League T20

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On 28 January 2024, Muhammad Waseem’s impressive score of 89 (62) in the match against Abu Dhabi Knight Riders led him to become the Player of the Match. He scored a total of 321 runs from 12 matches in the ILT20 2024. In the 2024 final, MI Emirates defeated Dubai Capitals by 45 runs to win the title.

MI Emirates posing as Champions of 2024 International League T20

Muhammad Waseem (on knees in the front row- third from left) with his team MI Emirates posing as Champions of 2024 International League T20

Pakistan Super League (PSL)

He was recruited as a replacement player in the Multan Sultans squad for the 2021 Pakistan Super League (PSL). On 24 June 2021, Multan Sultans defeated Peshawar Zalmi by 47 runs in the final to win their first title.

Muhammad Waseem (rightmost) posing with his team Multan Sultans after winning the 2021 Pakistan Super League (PSL)

Muhammad Waseem (rightmost) posing with his team Multan Sultans after winning the 2021 Pakistan Super League (PSL)

He was signed by Islamabad United for the 2024 PSL midway through ILT20. However, he had to pull out of the league due to national duty. Martin Guptill replaced him in the team.

Facts/Trivia

  • He is a right-hand batter and right-arm medium-pace bowler.
  • His maiden ODI century came from 61 balls and set a new UAE record for the fastest ODI century, but this record was broken the following day by Asif Khan, who scored a century in 41 balls.
  • His jersey number for the UAE is #10.
    • His favourite cricket ground is Sharjah Cricket Stadium.

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