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Yusuf Pathan

Yusuf Pathan

India

ALL-ROUNDER
  • 38 yrs.
  • Right Handed

Yusuf Pathan always harbored a dream of making it to the national squad, a place which came faster to his younger half-brother, Irfan Pathan. He is a hard-hitting batsman by nature, who has a tendency of wasting no time when at crease and bowls handy off-spins too. The Baroda boy was a hit in the

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Personal Information
Born November 17, 1982
Birth Place Baroda, Gujarat
Current age 38
Role All Rounder
Batting style Right Handed
Bowling style Off break
ICC Rankings ODI Test T20I
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Profile

Yusuf Pathan always harbored a dream of making it to the national squad, a place which came faster to his younger half-brother, Irfan Pathan. He is a hard-hitting batsman by nature, who has a tendency of wasting no time when at crease and bowls handy off-spins too. The Baroda boy was a hit in the IPL and Deodhar Trophies. He will always consider himself lucky for his rare international debut which came in the final of the ICC World Twenty20 in 2007 where India won.

Pathan played the inaugural edition of the Indian T20 League for Rajasthan where he emerged as one of the most successful players of the tournament with both bat and ball. He scored one of the fastest half centuries of the Indian T20 League and was a hit for consistently scoring runs at a brisk rate, relying mostly on boundaries. His success in the league led to a berth in the national team. His potentially damaging ability to create ruckus in the opposition camp with his exclusive shots earned him a place in India's 2011 World Cup squad which ultimately carved out a famous victory at the pinnacle of the sport's ODI version. His formed dipped since then and after being picked by Kolkata, he could not impress the way he did when he played for Rajasthan. However, in the 2014 auction, the Kolkata management decided to buy him once again than let him go.

Known as ‘lethal weapon’ for his aggressive batting, Yusuf plays at a crucial lower middle-order position where he is normally expected to hit the ball from the word go. This is mainly why he hasn't clicked as brightly in the ODIs as he has done in the shortest format of the game. But his ability to clear the fence is undeniable and, along with Virender Sehwag and Yuvraj Singh, he remains one of the cleanliest strikers of the ball that India possess at the moment. Add to that, he is a handy off-spinner and his capabilities as a world-class all-rounder make him an asset that any team would die to have.

Team Rankings

RankTeamPointsRating
1 Australia 3028 116
2 New Zealand 2406 115
3 India 3085 114
4 England 4326 106
5 Sri Lanka 2454 91
FULL Ranking
RankTeamPointsRating
1 England 5405 123
2 India 5878 118
3 New Zealand 3716 116
4 Australia 4110 111
5 South Africa 3345 108
FULL Ranking
RankTeamPointsRating
1 Australia 6047 275
2 England 5959 271
3 India 9319 266
4 Pakistan 6824 262
5 South Africa 4380 258
FULL Ranking