Irfan Pathan      

Full name Irfan Khan Pathan

Born October 27, 1984, Baroda, Gujarat

Current age 29 years 174 days

Major teams India, Baroda, Delhi Daredevils, Kings XI Punjab, Middlesex, Sunrisers Hyderabad

Playing role Allrounder

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Left-arm medium-fast

Relation Half-brother - YK Pathan

Irfan Khan Pathan
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 29 40 5 1105 102 31.57 2076 53.22 1 6 131 18 8 0
ODIs 120 87 21 1544 83 23.39 1941 79.54 0 5 142 37 21 0
T20Is 24 14 7 172 33* 24.57 144 119.44 0 0 9 7 2 0
First-class 97 134 24 3454 121 31.40 3 19 27 0
List A 173 126 30 2239 83 23.32 2783 80.45 0 8 34 0
Twenty20 139 108 40 1530 60 22.50 1258 121.62 0 1 110 55 36 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 29 54 5884 3226 100 7/59 12/126 32.26 3.28 58.8 2 7 2
ODIs 120 118 5855 5142 173 5/27 5/27 29.72 5.26 33.8 5 2 0
T20Is 24 23 462 618 28 3/16 3/16 22.07 8.02 16.5 0 0 0
First-class 97 17495 9251 324 7/35 28.55 3.17 53.9 17 3
List A 173 8524 7261 250 5/27 5/27 29.04 5.11 34.0 7 2 0
Twenty20 139 135 2873 3589 140 4/27 4/27 25.63 7.49 20.5 1 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v India at Adelaide, Dec 12-16, 2003 scorecard
Last Test India v South Africa at Ahmedabad, Apr 3-5, 2008 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Australia v India at Melbourne, Jan 9, 2004 scorecard
Last ODI Sri Lanka v India at Pallekele, Aug 4, 2012 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut South Africa v India at Johannesburg, Dec 1, 2006 scorecard
Last T20I India v South Africa at Colombo (RPS), Oct 2, 2012 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut 2000/01
Last First-class Rajasthan v Baroda at Jaipur, Dec 30, 2013 - Jan 2, 2014 scorecard
List A debut 2001/02
Last List A Baroda v Railways at Kolkata, Mar 10, 2014 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Hampshire v Middlesex at Southampton, Jun 22, 2005 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Baroda v Maharashtra at Mumbai, Apr 4, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
2/37 Baroda v Maharashtra Mumbai 4 Apr 2014 T20
0, 1/34 Baroda v Saurashtra Mumbai 3 Apr 2014 T20
3/17, 21* Baroda v Gujarat Mumbai 2 Apr 2014 T20
13, 1/25 Baroda v Mumbai Mumbai 30 Mar 2014 T20
0/53, 38 Baroda v Railways Kolkata 10 Mar 2014 LA
19, 2/42 Baroda v Maharashtra Rajkot 5 Mar 2014 LA
4, 1/51 Baroda v Saurashtra Rajkot 3 Mar 2014 LA
1/34, 79 Baroda v Gujarat Rajkot 2 Mar 2014 LA
22*, 3/45 Baroda v Mumbai Rajkot 27 Feb 2014 LA
8, 84 Baroda v Rajasthan Jaipur 30 Dec 2013 FC
Profile

Irfan Khan Pathan was considered by many, with reason, as the most talented swing and seam bowler to emerge from India since Kapil Dev. Within a couple of years in international cricket, he was thought of as a possible successor for Kapil in the allround department. When he made his Test debut in Australia in 2003-04, it was with the energy of a 19-year-old, but a composed nous that was striking even for one who had been specifically readied for the purpose via the A-team and age-group channels. His instinct is not merely what to bowl to who and when, but also to keep learning new tricks. He played a big part in India's one-day and the Test series wins on their revival tour of Pakistan. His batting soon took off and he was regularly pushed up the order - his first stint at No.3 resulted in a spectacular 83 against Sri Lanka at Nagpur - and he often bailed India out of strife in the Test arena as well. His bowling form, though, nosedived in 2006, and he struggled to make it to both the Test and ODI teams when the year ended, becoming the first Indian player to be sent back from a tour (South Africa) to concentrate on domestic cricket. He did make it to the World Cup squad but didn't figure in a single game during India's disappointing campaign, after which he was dropped from both the Test and one-day sides. Recalled to the side for the ICC World Twenty20 in South Africa in September 2007, Pathan did not disappoint, snapping up 10 wickets at 14.90. His crucial spell of 3 for 16 in the final against Pakistan earned him the Man-of-the-Match award.

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Dec 25, 2013

Baroda have some fun after their thumping win against Saurashtra, Saurashtra v Baroda, Ranji Trophy 2013-14, Group B, Rajkot, 4th day, December 25, 2013

Baroda have some fun after their thumping win against Saurashtra

© Divya Bhaskar

May 10, 2013

Irfan Pathan celebrates after bowling Chris Gayle, Delhi Daredevils v Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL 2013, Delhi, May 10, 2013

Irfan Pathan celebrates after bowling Chris Gayle

© BCCI

May 4, 2013

Irfan Pathan slogs Dale Steyn and loses his off stump, Sunrisers Hyderabad v Delhi Daredevils, IPL, Hyderabad, May 4, 2013

Irfan Pathan slogs Dale Steyn and loses his off stump

© BCCI

Notes

ICC Emerging Player of the Year 2004

Tournament Results
Super Kings v Mum Indians at Kolkata - May 26, 2013
Mum Indians won by 23 runs
Mum Indians v Royals at Kolkata - May 24, 2013
Mum Indians won by 4 wickets (with 1 ball remaining)
Royals v Sunrisers at Delhi - May 22, 2013
Royals won by 4 wickets (with 4 balls remaining)
Super Kings v Mum Indians at Delhi - May 21, 2013
Super Kings won by 48 runs
Sunrisers v KKR at Hyderabad (Deccan) - May 19, 2013
Sunrisers won by 5 wickets (with 7 balls remaining)
Warriors v Daredevils at Pune - May 19, 2013
Warriors won by 38 runs
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