Wasim Jaffer is a right handed batsman and an occasional right arm offbreak bowler with the Indian Cricket team. He has also played cricket for the India A, Mumbai, Indian Board President’s XI, West Zone and the Royal Challengers Bangalore cricket teams.
Wasim Jaffer has been playing first class cricket since 1996. He made his International debut in a test match against South Africa at Mumbai in 2000. He opened the Indian batting side and was bowled at 4 runs by Donald in the first innings. In the second innings Jaffer could only manage 6 runs before getting caught by Klusener off a ball by Pollock. South Africa went on to win the match by 4 wickets.
Jaffer made his One day International debut six years later in 2006 once again against South Africa at Durban. Jaffer who opened the Indian innings was sent back on a duck by Pollock. The match was won by South Africa by 157 runs. The same year in March, Jaffer scored his first test century against England at Nagpur. He also made a double century against the West Indies later in June by scoring 212 runs. Jaffer was also an active part of the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League as on 2008.
In 2008-09 season, he made a grand entry with scoring 1260 runs at 84, including a triple century. Moreover, he also captained the Mumbai cricket team to their 38th as well as 39th Ranji title, other than overseeing the West Zone’s 16th Duleep Trophy success in early 2010.
In a total of 31 test matches, Jaffer has scored 1944 runs with a high score of 212 runs and a strike rate of 48.05.