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Younis Khan      

Full name Mohammad Younis Khan

Born November 29, 1977, Mardan, North-West Frontier Province (now Khyber Pakhtunkhwa)

Current age 37 years 23 days

Major teams Pakistan, Habib Bank Limited, Nottinghamshire, Peshawar Cricket Association, Rajasthan Royals, South Australia, Surrey, Warwickshire, Yorkshire

Also known as Younus Khan

Playing role Middle-order batsman

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium, Legbreak

Mohammad Younis Khan
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 96 172 16 8327 313 53.37 15952 52.20 28 29 903 55 105 0
ODIs 259 249 23 7177 144 31.75 9515 75.42 7 48 569 56 133 0
T20Is 25 23 3 442 51 22.10 364 121.42 0 2 31 12 12 0
First-class 196 327 39 14585 313 50.64 48 55 199 0
List A 330 314 33 9471 144 33.70 12 61 184 0
Twenty20 78 73 16 1681 71* 29.49 1473 114.12 0 8 126 29 32 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 96 31 804 491 9 2/23 4/50 54.55 3.66 89.3 0 0 0
ODIs 259 19 272 271 3 1/3 1/3 90.33 5.97 90.6 0 0 0
T20Is 25 1 22 18 3 3/18 3/18 6.00 4.90 7.3 0 0 0
First-class 196 3502 2033 44 4/52 46.20 3.48 79.5 0 0
List A 330 1133 1082 28 3/5 3/5 38.64 5.72 40.4 0 0 0
Twenty20 78 7 104 136 6 3/18 3/18 22.66 7.84 17.3 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Rawalpindi, Feb 26-Mar 1, 2000 scorecard
Last Test New Zealand v Pakistan at Sharjah, Nov 26-30, 2014 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Karachi, Feb 13, 2000 scorecard
Last ODI New Zealand v Pakistan at Abu Dhabi, Dec 19, 2014 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut England v Pakistan at Bristol, Aug 28, 2006 scorecard
Last T20I New Zealand v Pakistan at Christchurch, Dec 30, 2010 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut 1998/99
Last First-class New Zealand v Pakistan at Sharjah, Nov 26-30, 2014 scorecard
List A debut 1998/99
Last List A New Zealand v Pakistan at Abu Dhabi, Dec 19, 2014 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Australia A v Pakistanis at Adelaide, Jan 13, 2005 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Abbottabad Falcons v Lahore Lions at Karachi, Sep 26, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
12 Pakistan v New Zealand Abu Dhabi 19 Dec 2014 ODI # 3571
103 Pakistan v New Zealand Abu Dhabi 17 Dec 2014 ODI # 3570
35 Pakistan v New Zealand Sharjah 14 Dec 2014 ODI # 3568
6 Pakistan v New Zealand Sharjah 12 Dec 2014 ODI # 3566
4 Pakistan v New Zealand Dubai (DSC) 8 Dec 2014 ODI # 3564
5, 0 Pakistan v New Zealand Sharjah 26 Nov 2014 Test # 2147
72, 44 Pakistan v New Zealand Dubai (DSC) 17 Nov 2014 Test # 2146
100*, 28 Pakistan v New Zealand Abu Dhabi 9 Nov 2014 Test # 2144
213, 46 Pakistan v Australia Abu Dhabi 30 Oct 2014 Test # 2142
106, 103* Pakistan v Australia Dubai (DSC) 22 Oct 2014 Test # 2140
Profile

One of Pakistan's modern batting greats, Younis Khan is the kind of man who responds best in adversity. A Test average of over 50, a triple-hundred, a famous double-hundred against India in India, and a brilliant rearguard partnership to clinch Pakistan's 3-0 Test whitewash over England, leave no doubt about his quality and class. He is also one of the most successful fielders for Pakistan, and can bowl respectable slow-medium. As a captain, Younis has enjoyed success in leading Pakistan to the world Twenty20 title in 2009. Much of his persona evokes the idea of the quintessential Pathan warrior - committed, inspired, capable, and bearing the burden of conflict with fortitude and poise. Born in Mardan, a prominent city in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, Younis moved at an early age to Karachi, where he caught the eye of Rashid Latif and Saeed Anwar at Malir Gymkhana, one of the city's renowned sports clubs. The relationship with Latif blossomed into a nurturing mentorship, guiding Younis towards entry onto the world stage. After two impressive domestic seasons, he got a Test call-up, and marked it with a century on debut. Style and aesthetics are not his strongest points. His technique relies on a good deal of bottom hand, which deprives it of the fluidity and grace that is typical of Asia's best batsmen. Yet when Younis gets going, he produces results in the face of steep odds. Indeed, the steeper the odds, the more Younis seems to thrive. His match-winning 267 and 84 not out in Bangalore came after a string of low scores prompted a sarcastic comment from the team manager that leaked into the media. His greatest captaincy feat - the world Twenty20 championship in England - was achieved weeks after Pakistan cricket had been devastated by the terror attacks in Lahore. And though his triple-century came at home on a flat track, the innings began under pressure when Younis, eschewing the nightwatchman, stepped out himself in the dying moments of the second day with Pakistan staring at a huge Sri Lankan total. Unsurprisingly for a rearguard specialist, Younis has emerged a master of the fourth innings. Among players with 1000 or more fourth-innings Test runs, his average is among the highest. Along with these accomplishments, Younis's career has also seen turmoil. Inability to control infighting within the team and display tact with the PCB led to him losing the captaincy in late 2009, and he effected a moody refusal when circumstances changed and it was offered again. His nature is to be inward-looking and intensely focused, quietly fighting his way through. While this makes for a reclusive personality that shuns the media and runs afoul of officialdom, it has also been the source of Younis's batting strength and his extraordinary resilience as a cricketer.
Saad Shafqat

Timeline
    • February 13, 2000
      Promising ODI debut
      • Makes his international debut for Pakistan at the age of 22 against Sri Lanka. Coming in at No.7, he scores a quick 46 in a losing cause in Karachi.
    • February 26, 2000
      First Test, first century
      • Registers a hundred on Test debut in the same series, at home against Sri Lanka, becoming only the seventh Pakistani to reach three figures on Test debut. But even his 107 off 250 balls at No. 7 in the second innings in Rawalpindican't prevent a Pakistan loss.
    • August 29, 2001
      Super sub
      • Sets the record for the most number of catches by a substitute fielder in an innings. Snaps up Aminul Islam, Akram Khan, Naimur Rahman and Haibul Hossain during Bangladesh's second innings of the Asian Test Championship match in Multan.
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Dec 17, 2014

Younis Khan prepares to play a sweep shot, Pakistan v New Zealand, 4th ODI, Abu Dhabi, December 17, 2014

Younis Khan prepares to play a sweep shot

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Dec 17, 2014

Younis Khan muscles the ball through the off side, Pakistan v New Zealand, 4th ODI, Abu Dhabi, December 17, 2014

Younis Khan muscles the ball through the off side

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Dec 14, 2014

Younis Khan pulled off a blinder at cover, Pakistan v New Zealand, 3rd ODI, Sharjah, December 14, 2014

Younis Khan pulled off a blinder at cover

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Tour Results
New Zealand v Pakistan at Auckland - Feb 5, 2011
New Zealand won by 57 runs
New Zealand v Pakistan at Hamilton - Feb 3, 2011
Pakistan won by 41 runs
New Zealand v Pakistan at Napier - Feb 1, 2011
Pakistan won by 2 wickets (with 6 balls remaining)
New Zealand v Pakistan at Christchurch - Jan 29, 2011
Pakistan won by 43 runs
New Zealand v Pakistan at Queenstown - Jan 26, 2011
No result
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