Mohammad Kaif      

Full name Mohammad Kaif

Born December 1, 1980, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh

Current age 36 years 322 days

Major teams India, Derbyshire, Gloucestershire, India Red, Kings XI Punjab, Leicestershire, Rajasthan Cricket Association President's XI, Rajasthan Royals, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Uttar Pradesh

Playing role Batsman

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Relation Father - M Tarif, Brother - M Saif

Mohammad Kaif
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests Insights on test 13 22 3 624 148* 32.84 1548 40.31 1 3 64 2 14 0
ODIs Insights on odi 125 110 24 2753 111* 32.01 3822 72.03 2 17 228 9 55 0
First-class 184 285 24 10157 202* 38.91 19 59 169 0
List A 269 248 42 7763 151* 37.68 6 59 125 0
T20s Insights on t20 75 68 11 1237 70 21.70 1201 102.99 0 7 117 26 42 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests Insights on test 13 1 18 4 0 - - - 1.33 - 0 0 0
ODIs Insights on odi 125 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 184 1484 715 20 3/4 35.75 2.89 74.2 0 0
List A 269 1166 1009 33 4/23 4/23 30.57 5.19 35.3 2 0 0
T20s Insights on t20 75 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut India v South Africa at Bengaluru, Mar 2-6, 2000 scorecard
Last Test West Indies v India at Kingston, Jun 30-Jul 2, 2006 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut India v England at Kanpur, Jan 28, 2002 scorecard
Last ODI South Africa v India at Port Elizabeth, Nov 29, 2006 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class debut 1997/98
Last First-class Chhattisgarh v Bengal at Raipur, Oct 14-17, 2017 scorecard
List A debut 1998/99
Last List A Chhattisgarh v Karnataka at Kolkata, Mar 6, 2017 scorecard
T20s debut Yorkshire v Derbyshire at Leeds, Jun 14, 2003 scorecard
Last T20s Chhattisgarh v Madhya Pradesh at Jaipur, Feb 4, 2017 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
0, 3 Chhattisgarh v Bengal Raipur 14 Oct 2017 FC
61 Chhattisgarh v Goa Porvorim 6 Oct 2017 FC
39* Chhattisgarh v Karnataka Kolkata 6 Mar 2017 LA
65 Chhattisgarh v Services Kolkata 4 Mar 2017 LA
32 Chhattisgarh v Saurashtra Kolkata 3 Mar 2017 LA
14 Chhattisgarh v Hyderabad Kolkata 1 Mar 2017 LA
2 Chhattisgarh v J + K Kolkata 28 Feb 2017 LA
23 Chhattisgarh v Jharkhand Kolkata 26 Feb 2017 LA
8 Chhattisgarh v M. Pradesh Jaipur 4 Feb 2017 T20
13 Chhattisgarh v Railways Jaipur 3 Feb 2017 T20
Profile

Mohammad Kaif, who comes from the cricketing backwater of Uttar Pradesh, first came to prominence with his performances for India's Under-19s: he captained the side, which also included Yuvraj Singh, Ajay Ratra and Reetinder Sodhi, that won the Youth World Cup of 2000. Kaif's assured strokeplay, and composure that belied his age, earned him a Test cap against South Africa when he was only 20. Though the selectors subsequently discarded him, stints at the Australian Cricket Academy and its Indian equivalent in Bangalore helped to iron out some of the kinks in his technique. Recalled to the one-day side during the 2001-2002 home season, he made an impact with some steady and purposeful batting. But it was during the 2002 NatWest series in England that he truly hit the high notes, culminating in a magnificent unbeaten 87 as India successfully chased 326 for victory in the final. A superb century followed - against Zimbabwe in the ICC Champions Trophy - but he struggled at times to kick on after that, having a fairly quiet World Cup. His first experience of the county circuit was also a mixed bag, some typically dynamic efforts interspersed by a string of low scores. Kaif's exceptional fielding at cover often overshadowed his poor scores with the bat - including a horror run in 2005-06 - but even that hasn't been enough to win him a permanent place in the Test side. He was dropped for more than a year before being recalled to the Test squad for the second Test against South Africa in Ahmedabad - backed by an impressive domestic season - as a replacement for the injured Sachin Tendulkar. He was also the most expensive player in the Rajasthan Royals IPL team.
Dileep Premachandran March 2008

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Dec 7, 2016

Mohammad Kaif with Yuvraj Singh and his wife Hazel Keech at their wedding reception, Delhi, December 7, 2016

Harbhajan Singh and his wife, Geeta Basra (extreme left) with Yuvraj Singh and his wife Hazel Keech at their wedding reception

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Dec 7, 2016

MS Dhoni and his wife Sakshi with Mohammed Kaif at Yuvraj Singh's wedding reception, Delhi, December 7, 2016

MS Dhoni and his wife Sakshi with Mohammed Kaif at Yuvraj Singh's wedding reception

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Dec 7, 2016

Mohammad Kaif with Yuvraj Singh and his wife Hazel Keech at their wedding reception, Delhi, December 7, 2016

Mohammad Kaif with Yuvraj Singh and his wife Hazel Keech at their wedding reception

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