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Full name Yasir Arafat Satti
Born March 12, 1982, Rawalpindi, Punjab
Current age 31 years 72 days
Major teams Pakistan, Scotland, Barisal Burners, Canterbury, Dolphins, Kent, Khan Research Labs, Lancashire, Otago, Pakistan Reserves, Rawalpindi, Redco Pakistan Ltd, Surrey, Sussex
Also known as Yas
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast
|Test debut||India v Pakistan at Bangalore, Dec 8-12, 2007 scorecard|
|Last Test||Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Lahore, Mar 1-5, 2009 scorecard|
|ODI debut||Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Karachi, Feb 13, 2000 scorecard|
|Last ODI||Australia v Pakistan at Abu Dhabi, May 3, 2009 scorecard|
|T20I debut||Bangladesh v Pakistan at Nairobi (Gym), Sep 2, 2007 scorecard|
|Last T20I||India v Pakistan at Colombo (RPS), Sep 30, 2012 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Rawalpindi v Bahawalpur at Rawalpindi, Jan 31-Feb 3, 2013 scorecard|
|List A debut||1997/98|
|Last List A||Khan Research Laboratories v Port Qasim Authority at Lahore, Apr 13, 2013 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Karachi Zebras v Rawalpindi Rams at Karachi, Feb 24, 2006 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Rawalpindi Rams v Sialkot Stallions at Lahore, Mar 30, 2013 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|12*, 2/58||Khan RL||v Port Qasim A||Lahore||13 Apr 2013||LA|
|2/42, 4||Khan RL||v National Bnk||Lahore||11 Apr 2013||LA|
|23, 0/32||Khan RL||v ZTBL||Lahore||9 Apr 2013||LA|
|7, 3/42||Khan RL||v Sui Gas||Multan||5 Apr 2013||LA|
|1/18, 1||R Rams||v S Stallions||Lahore||30 Mar 2013||T20|
|7, 0/37||R Rams||v Wolves||Lahore||29 Mar 2013||T20|
|1/22||R Rams||v Stags||Lahore||28 Mar 2013||T20|
|0, 4/28||R Rams||v K Dolphins||Lahore||27 Mar 2013||T20|
|13*, 2/72||Rawalpindi||v Bahawalpur||Rawalpindi||31 Jan 2013||FC|
|2/18||R Rams||v P Panthers||Lahore||7 Dec 2012||T20|
Yasir Arafat is an all-rounder of typically Pakistani ethos; ideal for ODI cricket but also you suspect capable of occasionally critical feats in Test matches. He is useful as a lower-order plunderer - he averages nearly 27 at first-class level though his bowling remains much his stronger suit.
His type of straight, full, skiddy bowling courtesy a slingy action accounted for Andrew Flintoff's wicket at an ODI in Karachi in December 2005. It has also helped him to nine wickets against England in a warm-up game earlier during the same series and it once accounted for five wickets in six balls in a domestic game in December 2004 (four of the five were either leg-before or bowled), a feat performed by only three other bowlers. He can generate pace and when conditions are helpful, swing.
He has good experience of English conditions; having played league cricket and for Scotland, he was recruited by Sussex in the 2006 Championship season. In his first three games, he took 17 wickets with two five-wicket hauls as well as scoring a couple of fifties. He has been on the fringes of the Pakistan squad for a number of years though given the allrounders ahead of him - Abdul Razzaq, Shahid Afridi and even Shoaib Malik - he isn't likely to become a permanent member anytime soon.
An impressive start to the 2007 county season with Kent, where he starred with ball as well the bat, saw Arafat being awarded a central contract for the first time. With injuries to Mohammad Asif and Umar Gul, Arafat was called up as replacement and made his Test debut against India at Bangalore in December 2007.
Cricinfo Staff December 2007
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