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Full name Yusuf Khan Pathan
Born November 17, 1982, Baroda, Gujarat
Current age 32 years 132 days
Major teams India, Baroda, India A, India Green, Kolkata Knight Riders, Rajasthan Royals
Playing role Allrounder
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm offbreak
Relation Half-brother - IK Pathan
|ODI debut||India v Pakistan at Dhaka, Jun 10, 2008 scorecard|
|Last ODI||India v Pakistan at Dhaka, Mar 18, 2012 scorecard|
|T20I debut||India v Pakistan at Johannesburg, Sep 24, 2007 scorecard|
|Last T20I||South Africa v India at Johannesburg, Mar 30, 2012 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Baroda v Tamil Nadu at Vadodara, Feb 6-9, 2015 scorecard|
|List A debut||Baroda v Mumbai at Ahmedabad, Jan 10, 2005 scorecard|
|Last List A||East Zone v West Zone at Mumbai, Dec 3, 2014 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Baroda v Mumbai at Mumbai, Apr 3, 2007 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Baroda v Saurashtra at Pune, Mar 27, 2015 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|24||Baroda||v Saurashtra||Pune||27 Mar 2015||T20|
|11, 1/19||Baroda||v Gujarat||Pune||26 Mar 2015||T20|
|33*||Baroda||v Mumbai||Pune||24 Mar 2015||T20|
|0, 19||Baroda||v Tamil Nadu||Vadodara||6 Feb 2015||FC|
|3/90, 9, 5/80, 4||Baroda||v Mumbai||Vadodara||29 Jan 2015||FC|
|5, 0/32, 28, 1/27||Baroda||v Karnataka||Mysore||21 Jan 2015||FC|
|38, 2/53, 1||Baroda||v Railways||Delhi||13 Jan 2015||FC|
|1, 6/67, 0/104||Baroda||v U. Pradesh||Lucknow||5 Jan 2015||FC|
|0||Baroda||v M. Pradesh||Gwalior||28 Dec 2014||FC|
|0/39, 9, 2/8||Baroda||v J + K||Vadodara||21 Dec 2014||FC|
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.
Cricinfo staff January 2011
As a six-year-old, he watched Wasim Akram at the 1992 World Cup and decided that he would be a left-arm fast bowler. As a man, he put on a show very nearly as memorable as Wasim's 23 years before
The SCG might be India's preferred semi-final venue at this World Cup, but persistent rain in the lead-up has left them worried their spinners may not get the help they are widely expected to
This contest brings together a belligerent bunch of brats and braggers from two countries that are so different, yet share rampant egotism and a high opinion of themselves
Over the last few months, he has slowly moved from a flashy finisher, to a more measured risk manager
It was Grant Elliott and New Zealand's time in Auckland. Not South Africa's. But the Proteas will leave this tournament wondering when that will ever change. Maybe next time.
India's Plan A in this World Cup had worked flawlessly over seven matches. When they came up against the toughest opponents in the World Cup, however, they were left scrambling for a back-up plan