Wasim Jaffer is an Indian cricketer & he was born on 16 February 1978. He is a right-handed opener and occasional right-handed off-break bowler. Now he is the current highest run-scorer in Ranji Trophy cricket, surpassing Amol Mujumdar.
In January 2019, he became the most capped player in Ranji Trophy history by defeating Devendra Bundela (145) of Madhya Pradesh. He was once appointed as the batting coach for the Bangladesh cricket team.
Although county cricket remains to be played in England, Jaffer has represented Scholes CC as several foreign players in the Huddersfield Drakes League.
For the 2010 season, he broke the league record for runs scored in a season just a few miles from Sclemanthorp Cricket Club. In the 2011 season, Zafar signed Himele CC in the Birmingham and District Premier League.
Veteran batsman, Wasim Jaffer on Monday, added a new wing with his already high hat as he stepped into the field for Vidarbha against Andhra in the Ranji Trophy 2019-20.
Jaffer became the only first cricketer in the history of India’s major domestic competition to appear in 150 matches. Devendra Bundela is the second cricketer in this list, while Amol Majumdar is in the top three list.
Most Ranji matches played:
150: Wasim Jaffer
145: Devendra Bundela
136: Amol Mazumdar
Jaffer made his debut match during the 1996/97 season and broke several records and set new ones since. The right-handed batsman has scored 40 centuries in the domestic circuit, which is also a record. Also, Jaffer became the first cricketer in the history of Ranji Trophy to score the last 11,000 runs in 2018.
Jaffer played 31 Tests for India in total and scored 1944 runs at an average of 34.10. He also scored five centuries and 11 half-centuries during his time with Team India. The stylish right-handed two double centuries also give his credit to the international arena (212 vs West Indies and 202 vs Pakistan).