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Mohammad Irfan      

Full name Mohammad Irfan

Born June 6, 1982, Gaggu Mandi, Punjab

Current age 32 years 268 days

Major teams Pakistan, Baluchistan Bears, Khan Research Laboratories, Pakistan A

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Left-arm fast

Height 7 ft 1 in

Mohammad Irfan
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 4 7 2 28 14 5.60 87 32.18 0 0 4 0 0 0
ODIs 42 26 17 43 12 4.77 117 36.75 0 0 4 2 8 0
T20Is 9 2 2 3 2* - 7 42.85 0 0 0 0 1 0
First-class 42 52 18 225 31 6.61 580 38.79 0 0 24 6 9 0
List A 74 43 29 101 12 7.21 196 51.53 0 0 8 4 11 0
Twenty20 33 7 4 24 8 8.00 22 109.09 0 0 0 3 5 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 4 6 712 389 10 3/44 4/86 38.90 3.27 71.2 0 0 0
ODIs 42 42 2209 1808 58 4/33 4/33 31.17 4.91 38.0 1 0 0
T20Is 9 9 160 195 5 2/27 2/27 39.00 7.31 32.0 0 0 0
First-class 42 74 6966 3994 150 7/113 11/123 26.62 3.44 46.4 5 8 1
List A 74 73 3759 2997 107 5/67 5/67 28.00 4.78 35.1 1 1 0
Twenty20 33 33 681 742 40 3/8 3/8 18.55 6.53 17.0 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut South Africa v Pakistan at Cape Town, Feb 14-17, 2013 scorecard
Last Test Pakistan v South Africa at Dubai (DSC), Oct 23-26, 2013 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut England v Pakistan at Chester-le-Street, Sep 10, 2010 scorecard
Last ODI Pakistan v West Indies at Christchurch, Feb 21, 2015 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut India v Pakistan at Bangalore, Dec 25, 2012 scorecard
Last T20I New Zealand v Pakistan at Dubai (DSC), Dec 4, 2014 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Khan Research Laboratories v Pakistan International Airlines at Karachi, Oct 10-13, 2009 scorecard
Last First-class Rawalpindi Rams v Multan Tigers at Rawalpindi, Nov 24-26, 2014 scorecard
List A debut Lahore Eagles v Khan Research Laboratories at Lahore, Feb 12, 2010 scorecard
Last List A Pakistan v West Indies at Christchurch, Feb 21, 2015 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Multan Tigers v Peshawar Panthers at Karachi, Feb 28, 2010 scorecard
Last Twenty20 New Zealand v Pakistan at Dubai (DSC), Dec 4, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
1/44, 2* Pakistan v West Indies Christchurch 21 Feb 2015 ODI # 3608
0/58, 1* Pakistan v India Adelaide 15 Feb 2015 ODI # 3602
5/52 Pakistan v Bangladesh Sydney 9 Feb 2015 Other OD
2/52, 0* Pakistan v New Zealand Napier 3 Feb 2015 ODI # 3598
1*, 1/60 Pakistan v New Zealand Wellington 31 Jan 2015 ODI # 3596
3/39 Pakistanis v NZ Board PXI Lincoln 27 Jan 2015 Other OD
1/46 Tigers v Sui Sthn Gas Lahore 24 Jan 2015 LA
3/55 Balu Warrior v Federal Unit Karachi 8 Jan 2015 LA
9*, 0/20 Balu Warrior v Fighters Karachi 3 Jan 2015 LA
2/62, 0* Pakistan v New Zealand Abu Dhabi 19 Dec 2014 ODI # 3571
Profile

Confusion remains over Mohammad Irfan's actual height - the PCB has variously measured him at 6'8", 6'10" and 7'1". If he is indeed 7'1", he could be the tallest cricketer around, surpassing his idol Joel Garner. Irfan is a product of rural Pakistan, hailing from the eastern Pakistan town of Gaggu Mandi, which produced another tall former Pakistan quick, Mohammad Zahid. The lack of opportunities in his home town forced him to quit playing cricket and seek full-time employment to support his family. He was working in a plastic pipe factory and playing club cricket before Aaqib Javed had summoned him to the National Cricket Academy in Lahore. Aaqib was enthused by what he saw and soon after, he was playing first-class cricket for Khan Research Laboratories. He took nine wickets in his second game and ended the season with an impressive 43 wickets in ten games. He came close to national selection when he was named as a replacement for one of the injured seamers for the 2010 World Twenty20, but his name was withdrawn.

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Feb 15, 2015

Mohammad Irfan is warned by Umpire Ian Gould for treading on the danger area, India v Pakistan, World Cup 2015, Group B, Adelaide, February 15, 2015

Mohammad Irfan is warned by Umpire Ian Gould for treading on the danger area

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Feb 15, 2015

Mohammad Irfan bowled some well-directed short deliveries, India v Pakistan, World Cup 2015, Group B, Adelaide, February 15, 2015

Mohammad Irfan bowled some well-directed short deliveries

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Feb 3, 2015

Mohammad Irfan picked up the wickets of Kane Williamson and Luke Ronchi, New Zealand v Pakistan, 2nd ODI, Napier, February 3, 2015

Mohammad Irfan picked up the wickets of Kane Williamson and Luke Ronchi

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Tour Results
Pakistan v South Africa at Dubai (DSC) - Nov 15, 2013
South Africa won by 6 runs
Pakistan v South Africa at Dubai (DSC) - Nov 13, 2013
South Africa won by 9 wickets (with 33 balls remaining)
Pakistan v South Africa at Sharjah - Nov 11, 2013
South Africa won by 117 runs
Pakistan v South Africa at Abu Dhabi - Nov 8, 2013
South Africa won by 28 runs
Pakistan v South Africa at Abu Dhabi - Nov 6, 2013
South Africa won by 68 runs
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