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Full name Yusuf Khan Pathan
Born November 17, 1982, Baroda, Gujarat
Current age 32 years 31 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 Bengal at Vadodara, Dec 7-10, 2014 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||Chennai Super Kings v Kolkata Knight Riders at Bangalore, Oct 4, 2014 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|1/115, 35, 1/47||Baroda||v Bengal||Vadodara||7 Dec 2014||FC|
|0/39, 3||West Zone||v East Zone||Mumbai||3 Dec 2014||LA|
|0/33, 2||West Zone||v South Zone||Mumbai||1 Dec 2014||LA|
|14, 0/26||Baroda||v Saurashtra||Ahmedabad||12 Nov 2014||LA|
|2/27, 82*||Baroda||v Maharashtra||Ahmedabad||11 Nov 2014||LA|
|10||Baroda||v Mumbai||Ahmedabad||9 Nov 2014||LA|
|75, 2/50||Baroda||v Gujarat||Ahmedabad||8 Nov 2014||LA|
|2/55, 73, 0/54, 14||West Zone||v East Zone||Rohtak||15 Oct 2014||FC|
|20*, 1/34||KKR||v Super Kings||Bangalore||4 Oct 2014||T20|
|1/24, 14*||KKR||v Hurricanes||Hyderabad (Deccan)||2 Oct 2014||T20|
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
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