Wolverhampton has pulled off a coup with the signing of Pakistani run machine Ali Waqas for their 2021 Birmingham League campaign.
A run-scoring machine
Ali Waqas is, quite simply, a run-scoring machine. A proven domestic performer, Waqas has been a stand-out across the three formats scoring well over 7,000 runs since his debut in 2008/09.
He has enjoyed several barnstorming Quaid-e-Azam Trophy campaigns, with his 2012/13 season the most prolific (1,065 runs at 48.40).
Between 2009/10 and 2014/15, Waqas struck all 8 of his first-class centuries, culminating with Pakistan A inclusion in 2015.
Whilst his domestic numbers have tailed off since, he continues to perform well for Balochistan, alongside the likes of Yasir Shah, Imran Farhat, and CricX stars Azeem Ghumman, and Awais Zia.
During his 2020/21 QeA campaign, Waqas struck 433 runs at 33 with 3 half-centuries.
However, it’s perhaps his recent UK exploits that have shot him to prominence as one of the best batsmen currently available on the market.
Waqas has enjoyed two prolific UK stints, topping the respective league run charts in both 2018 (ECB Yorkshire South Premier League) and 2019 (Bassetlaw and District Championship).
Playing for Doncaster Town during his maiden trip, Waqas racked up 943 runs at 52.39.
He returned to play for Welbeck in 2019, hitting 1,167 runs with the Bradman-esq average of 97.25.
Wolverhampton sign Waqas for 2021
The Pakistani run machine is now eager for his third stint this summer having recently signed with Wolverhampton for their Birmingham League campaign.