Full name Yasir Shah
Born May 2, 1986, Swabi, North-West Frontier Province (now Khyber Pakhtunkhwa)
Current age 31 years 87 days
Major teams Pakistan, Abbottabad Rhinos, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Province, Pakistan A, Pakistan Customs, Rest of North West Frontier Province, Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited
Playing role Bowler
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Legbreak googly
|Test debut||Australia v Pakistan at Dubai (DSC), Oct 22-26, 2014 scorecard|
|Last Test||West Indies v Pakistan at Roseau, May 10-14, 2017 scorecard|
|ODI debut||Zimbabwe v Pakistan at Harare, Sep 14, 2011 scorecard|
|Last ODI||England v Pakistan at Nottingham, Aug 30, 2016 scorecard|
|T20I debut||Zimbabwe v Pakistan at Harare, Sep 16, 2011 scorecard|
|Last T20I||Zimbabwe v Pakistan at Harare, Sep 18, 2011 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Kent v Northamptonshire at Beckenham, Jul 3-6, 2017 scorecard|
|List A debut||2001/02|
|Last List A||Marylebone Cricket Club v Afghanistan at Lord's, Jul 11, 2017 scorecard|
|T20s debut||Abbottabad Rhinos v Faisalabad Wolves at Lahore, Oct 4, 2008 scorecard|
|Last T20s||Karachi Kings v Lahore Qalandars at Dubai (DSC), Feb 25, 2017 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|10||M.C.C.||v Afghanistan||Lord's||11 Jul 2017||LA|
|4/165||Kent||v Northants||Beckenham||3 Jul 2017||FC|
|17, 2/74, 27, 5/132||Kent||v Worcs||Worcester||19 Jun 2017||FC|
|1/68, 48, 2/94, 39*||Kent||v Durham||Canterbury||8 Jun 2017||FC|
|0, 3/126, 38*, 5/92||Pakistan||v West Indies||Roseau||10 May 2017||Test # 2261|
|2/83, 24, 7/94, 0||Pakistan||v West Indies||Bridgetown||30 Apr 2017||Test # 2260|
|2/91, 8, 6/63||Pakistan||v West Indies||Kingston||21 Apr 2017||Test # 2259|
|2/129, 8, 1/60||Pakistan||v WICB XI||Florence Hall||15 Apr 2017||FC|
|0/20||Qalandars||v Karachi Kngs||Dubai (DSC)||25 Feb 2017||T20|
|2/19, 22||Qalandars||v Zalmi||Dubai (DSC)||24 Feb 2017||T20|
Yasir Shah made his first-class debut in February 2002 but had to wait nine years to play international cricket. An ODI and two T20s later, he was back out of the reckoning, seemingly forgotten forever. The recall, when it arrived, came at a time of crisis for Pakistan, when Saeed Ajmal was banned for chucking in September 2014.
Yasir didn't just grab the opportunity; he made everyone forget they were supposed to miss Ajmal, spinning his way to 12 wickets in his debut series at an average of just over 17, as Pakistan whitewashed Australia 2-0. Bounding in with the energy of his spiritual forbears Abdul Qadir and Mushtaq Ahmed, but with the legbreak rather than the googly as his go-to weapon, Yasir quickly won a horde of admirers including Shane Warne, who praised his "energy and shape on the ball, also his over spinner and patience", and proclaimed he would finish with more than 200 Test wickets.
Just over seven months later, Yasir was one-quarter of his way to fulfilling Warne's prediction. He became the quickest Pakistan bowler to 50 Test wickets, getting there in nine matches, while inspiring his side to a 2-1 series win in Sri Lanka with 24 wickets at 19.33.
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