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Mohammad Kaif      

Full name Mohammad Kaif

Born December 1, 1980, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh

Current age 33 years 324 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 13 22 3 624 148* 32.84 1548 40.31 1 3 64 2 14 0
ODIs 125 110 24 2753 111* 32.01 3822 72.03 2 17 228 9 55 0
First-class 160 249 22 9277 202* 40.86 18 54 143 0
List A 259 238 40 7414 151* 37.44 6 56 119 0
Twenty20 61 54 9 1029 70 22.86 943 109.11 0 6 101 21 34 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 13 1 18 4 0 - - - 1.33 - 0 0 0
ODIs 125 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 160 1484 715 20 3/4 35.75 2.89 74.2 0 0
List A 259 1166 1009 33 4/23 4/23 30.57 5.19 35.3 2 0 0
Twenty20 61 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut India v South Africa at Bangalore, 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 Karnataka v Uttar Pradesh at Bangalore, Jan 8-11, 2014 scorecard
List A debut 1998/99
Last List A Uttar Pradesh v Vidarbha at Jaipur, Mar 5, 2014 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Yorkshire v Derbyshire at Leeds, Jun 14, 2003 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Punjab v Uttar Pradesh at Indore, Mar 30, 2013 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
74 U. Pradesh v Vidarbha Jaipur 5 Mar 2014 LA
59 U. Pradesh v Rajasthan Jaipur 2 Mar 2014 LA
3 U. Pradesh v M. Pradesh Jaipur 28 Feb 2014 LA
- U. Pradesh v Railways Jaipur 27 Feb 2014 LA
57, 0/30 Air India v Food Corp In Mumbai 18 Feb 2014 Other OD
35 Air India v India Cem Mumbai 17 Feb 2014 Other OD
0/5 Air India v SB of Mysore Mumbai 16 Feb 2014 Other OD
0, 0 U. Pradesh v Karnataka Bangalore 8 Jan 2014 FC
24, 49 U. Pradesh v M. Pradesh Kanpur 22 Dec 2013 FC
14, 0 U. Pradesh v Bengal Kolkata 14 Dec 2013 FC
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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May 8, 2014

Mohammad Kaif, the Congress candidate from the Phulpur constituency, poses after casting his vote, Allahabad, May 7, 2014

Mohammad Kaif, the Congress candidate from the Phulpur constituency, poses after casting his vote

© Hindustan Times

Oct 10, 2013

Abhimanyu Mithun celebrates the wicket of Mohammad Kaif, Central Zone v South Zone, Duleep Trophy semi-final, Chennai, 1st day, October 10, 2013

Abhimanyu Mithun celebrates the wicket of Mohammad Kaif

© ESPNcricinfo Ltd

Jan 5, 2013

Mohammad Kaif, the UP captain, during a practice session, Ranji Trophy, Indore, January 5, 2013

Mohammad Kaif, the UP captain, during a practice session

© Dainik Dabang Dunia, Indore

Country Fixtures Country Results
1st Semi-final: Central Zone v North Zone at Mohali
Oct 22-25, 2014 (09:30 local | 04:00 GMT | 00:00 EDT | 23:00 CDT | 21:00 PDT)
2nd Semi-final: East Zone v South Zone at Rohtak
Oct 22-25, 2014 (09:30 local | 04:00 GMT | 00:00 EDT | 23:00 CDT | 21:00 PDT)
South Zone: Andhra v Karnataka in India (venue TBA)
Nov 7, 2014 (03:30 GMT)
East Zone: Assam v Tripura in India (venue TBA)
Nov 7, 2014 (03:30 GMT)
West Zone: Baroda v Mumbai in India (venue TBA)
Nov 7, 2014 (03:30 GMT)
East Zone: Bengal v Odisha in India (venue TBA)
Nov 7, 2014 (03:30 GMT)
North Zone: Delhi v J + K in India (venue TBA)
Nov 7, 2014 (03:30 GMT)
South Zone: Goa v Tamil Nadu in India (venue TBA)
Nov 7, 2014 (03:30 GMT)
West Zone: Gujarat v Maharashtra in India (venue TBA)
Nov 7, 2014 (03:30 GMT)
North Zone: Haryana v Punjab in India (venue TBA)
Nov 7, 2014 (03:30 GMT)
North Zone: H. Pradesh v Services in India (venue TBA)
Nov 7, 2014 (03:30 GMT)
South Zone: Hyderabad v Kerala in India (venue TBA)
Nov 7, 2014 (03:30 GMT)
Central Zone: Railways v U. Pradesh in India (venue TBA)
Nov 7, 2014 (03:30 GMT)
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