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Yasir Shah

Yasir Shah

Pakistan

BOWLER
  • 34 yrs.
  • Right Handed

Son of a farmer in Pakistan, Yasir Shah made his debut in first-class cricket at the mere age of 15. He represented his country right from the U15 level till the U21 level and has since then gone from strength to strength. He has also played for the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Province, Abbottabad, Pakist

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Personal Information
Born May 2, 1986
Birth Place Swabi, North-West Frontier Province
Current age 34
Role Bowler
Batting style Right Handed
Bowling style Leg break googly
ICC Rankings ODI Test T20I
Batting
Bowling 72 25
All Rounder
Profile

Son of a farmer in Pakistan, Yasir Shah made his debut in first-class cricket at the mere age of 15. He represented his country right from the U15 level till the U21 level and has since then gone from strength to strength. He has also played for the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Province, Abbottabad, Pakistan Customs and the Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited.


The leg spinner boasts an impressive record in the domestic circuit and was given a chance to represent Pakistan at the international level in 2011. With 148 wickets in 46 first-class appearances, he was included in the Pakistani squad for their Zimbabwe tour. While the absence of Danish Kaneria hurt Pakistan, Yasir's inclusion was a test of his talent.


Yasir Shah made his Test debut in 2014 against the touring Australian team, replacing Saeed Ajmal who was banned for an illegal bowling action. The leggie picked up 7 wickets in his debut match and went on to claim 12 wickets in the Test series, becoming the second highest wicket-taker which also helped Pakistan to whitewash Australia.


After an impactful debut, Yasir Shah soon became an important member of the Pakistan bowling unit. During the Test series against Sri Lanka in 2015, the leggie became the fastest bowler to take 50 Test wickets for Pakistan. He was picked in the squad for the ICC World Cup 2015 but he got to play just a single match. Thereafter, he prominently featured in white clothes for the Men in Green.


Returning to Tests, in July 2016, he became the number one ranked bowler in the ICC Rankings. The leggie continued to tumble records with his exceptional bowling and went on to become the fastest Pakistan bowler to 100 Test wickets. Yasir tasted another high when he became the second fastest and joint-fastest Pakistan bowler (alongside Waqar Younis) to pick 150 wickets and was also awarded PCB's Test Player of the year in 2017. During the 3-match Test series against New Zealand in 2018, Yasir Shah hunted down 29 wickets and became the fastest bowler to 200 Test wickets.

Team Rankings

RankTeamPointsRating
1 New Zealand 3198 118
2 India 3765 118
3 Australia 3498 113
4 England 4326 106
5 South Africa 2499 96
FULL Ranking
RankTeamPointsRating
1 England 5405 123
2 India 6102 117
3 New Zealand 3716 116
4 Australia 4344 111
5 South Africa 3345 108
FULL Ranking
RankTeamPointsRating
1 England 6877 275
2 Australia 6800 272
3 India 10186 268
4 Pakistan 7516 259
5 South Africa 5047 252
FULL Ranking