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Yusuf Pathan Profile


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Full name Yusuf Pathan

Born November 17, 1982, Baroda, Gujarat

Current age 28 years 63 days

Playing role Allrounder

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Relation Half-brother – IK Pathan

Yusuf Pathan Picture

Major teams India, Baroda, India Green, Rajasthan Royals

Yusuf Pathan Profile

Yusuf Pathan first made his mark as a hard-hitting batsman and offspinner for the Baroda Under-16 team in the Vijay Merchant Trophy in 1999-2000. His impressive showings saw him quickly climb the rungs to the Baroda U-19 and the West Zone U-19 sides. He made his Ranji debut against Saurashtra in 2001-02, but it wasn’t until the 2004-05 season, by when younger brother Irfan Pathan was donning the national colours, that he established himself as a regular in the Baroda squad. Pathan ended the 2004-05 season as Baroda’s fourth-highest scorer and third-highest wicket-taker.

His ability to score runs quickly – he had the highest strike rate in the 2006-07 Ranji Trophy – and impressive performances in the Deodhar Trophy and Twenty20 domestic tournament in the 2006-07 season was rewarded with a spot in India’s squad for the Twenty20 World Championship in South Africa.

Pathan’s impressive showing for the Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League in 2008 – 435 runs with four fifties at a strike-rate of 179 – earned him an ODI call-up for the tri-series in Bangladesh and the Asia Cup in Pakistan. He recorded the fastest fifty of the IPL’s first season – off 21 balls against the Deccan Chargers – and his dazzling all-round show in the final was instrumental in Rajasthan’s triumph. A run of patchy scores in India’s limited-overs squads saw Pathan dropped, but he replied with emphatically with a 190-ball unbeaten double century – his second in the match – as West Zone sealed the highest first-class chase ever in the 2010 Duleep Trophy final.

His ODI career hit a peak when he helped India chase 316 with a blistering century against New Zealand. At the IPL auctions in 2011, he was snapped up by Kolkata Knight Riders for a bumper US$2.1 million, and shortly after, was picked in India’s Squad for the World Cup.

Fast Facts

* Yusuf Pathan made his international debut in the finals of the ICC World Twenty20 in 2007.
* In IPL, he scored the first season’s fastest half-century of 21 balls.
* Pathan also scored the fastest century in IPL of just 37 balls against Mumbai in the third edition.
* In 2009-10, his unbeaten 210 from 190 balls in the second innings helped his side West Zone complete a highest successful run chase in the first class cricket history.

Yusuf Pathan Batting, Fielding and Bowling
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Yusuf Pathan Career

ODI:
2008-2011

T20:
2007-2011

IPL:
2008-2010

Yusuf Pathan ODI Matches

Debut:
India Vs Pakistan at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka – Jun 10, 2008
Last played:
India Vs South Africa at Newlands, Cape Town – Jan 18, 2011

Yusuf Pathan T20 Matches

Debut:
India Vs Pakistan at New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg – Sep 24, 2007
Last played:
India Vs South Africa at Moses Mabhida Stadium, Durban – Jan 09, 2011

Yusuf Pathan IPL Matches

Debut:
Rajasthan Royals Vs Delhi Daredevils at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi – Apr 19, 2008
Last played:
Rajasthan Royals Vs Kolkata Knight Riders at Eden Gardens, Kolkata – Apr 17, 2010

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