ICM are proud to introduce you to one of Indias most stylish and elegant openers,
A triple-century in only his second first-class game had Wasim Jaffer anointed as the great new hope of Mumbai cricket. He was a slightly-built opening batsman with the style and panache of the young Azharuddin, and much was expected of him on his Test debut in February 2000.
He reminded the selectors of his quality with some superb batting for the A team on the 2003 tour of England, but spent three years in the domestic wilderness before being recalled to the squad for the third Test against Sri Lanka in 2005-06. He made most of his first chance on return, against England at Nagpur in March 2006, notching up his maiden Test hundred and followed it up with a double against West Indies in June 2006.
After losing his place in the Test side to Gautam Gambhir, Jaffer made a strong statement through a bumper Rani season in 2008-09, scoring 1260 runs at 84, including a triple-century. He also captained Mumbai to their 38th and 39th Ranji title, as well as overseeing West Zone’s 16th Duleep Trophy success in early 2010. We are privileged to have Wasim Jaffer on board, his ability to know how to construct a big innings and the variety of shots as an international opener will be valuable for all our ICM academy players.
Team: India International
Test matches: 31
First class matches: 232
First class runs: 17229
Highest score: 314