Wahab Riaz Becomes First Bowler to take 100 Wickets in PSL

PSL 2022: Wahab Riaz Reached a new milestone as he becomes the first bowler in the history of PSL to take 100 Wickets in Pakistan Super League. Wahab Riaz of Peshawar Zalmi has been the first player in the history of the Pakistan Super League to take 100 wickets (PSL).

During the game against Islamabad United, Wahab took his 100th wicket after dismissing Danish Aziz for zero. In the history of cricket, no one has ever bowled more than 80 wickets. Shabad Khan (63) and Shaheen Shah Afridi (63) trail Riaz Khan in terms of PSL wickets taken, while Hasan Ali has 78 to his name (61).

Against Islamabad United, he earned his 75th PSL cap, becoming him the league’s all-time leading appearance maker. Wahab’s Zalmi colleague Kamran Akmal has the second-highest number of PSL appearances (73), while Sarfaraz Ahmed has the third-highest number (70).

Andre Russell was the best wicket-taker in the first PSL season with 15 wickets, although Wahab, who has been with Peshawar Zalmi since its inception, had a lower total of 15. Wahab missed out on the top spot by one wicket in the second edition, taking 15 to Sohail Khan’s 16, in terms of wickets.

He and Faheem Ashraf both took 18 wickets in the third season of the Indian Premier League. The Zalmi fast bowler finished PSL 4 third in wicket-takers with 17 dismissals Only 11 wickets were taken by him in ten matches during the fifth edition. The previous year, he was just two wickets short of being the leading wicket-taker, with a total of 18 wickets, behind Shahnawaz Dahani’s 20.