Zaheer Khan      

Full name Zaheer Khan

Born October 7, 1978, Shrirampur, Maharashtra

Current age 38 years 321 days

Major teams India, Asia XI, Baroda, Delhi Daredevils, Mumbai, Mumbai Indians, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Surrey, Worcestershire

Playing role Bowler

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Left-arm fast-medium

Zaheer Khan
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests Insights on test 92 127 24 1231 75 11.95 2381 51.70 0 3 141 28 19 0
ODIs Insights on odi 200 101 35 792 34* 12.00 1078 73.46 0 0 69 24 43 0
T20Is Insights on t20i 17 4 2 13 9 6.50 10 130.00 0 0 0 1 2 0
First-class 169 223 40 2489 75 13.60 0 5 46 0
List A 253 129 43 1047 42 12.17 0 0 57 0
T20s Insights on t20 138 49 27 191 26 8.68 221 86.42 0 0 17 3 30 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests Insights on test 92 165 18785 10247 311 7/87 10/149 32.94 3.27 60.4 15 11 1
ODIs Insights on odi 200 197 10097 8301 282 5/42 5/42 29.43 4.93 35.8 7 1 0
T20Is Insights on t20i 17 17 352 448 17 4/19 4/19 26.35 7.63 20.7 1 0 0
First-class 169 34279 18799 672 9/138 27.97 3.29 51.0 35 8
List A 253 12745 10404 357 5/42 5/42 29.14 4.89 35.7 10 1 0
T20s Insights on t20 138 137 3044 3802 139 4/17 4/17 27.35 7.49 21.8 2 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Bangladesh v India at Dhaka, Nov 10-13, 2000 scorecard
Last Test New Zealand v India at Wellington, Feb 14-18, 2014 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Kenya v India at Nairobi (Gym), Oct 3, 2000 scorecard
Last ODI Sri Lanka v India at Pallekele, Aug 4, 2012 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut South Africa v India at Johannesburg, Dec 1, 2006 scorecard
Last T20I India v South Africa at Colombo (RPS), Oct 2, 2012 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut 1999/00
Last First-class New Zealand v India at Wellington, Feb 14-18, 2014 scorecard
List A debut 1999/00
Last List A Sri Lanka v India at Pallekele, Aug 4, 2012 scorecard
T20s debut Glamorgan v Worcestershire at Cardiff, Jun 27, 2006 scorecard
Last T20s Delhi Daredevils v Royal Challengers Bangalore at Delhi, May 14, 2017 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
1/31, 1* Daredevils v RCB Delhi 14 May 2017 T20
2/25 Daredevils v Supergiant Delhi 12 May 2017 T20
0/30 Daredevils v Guj Lions Kanpur 10 May 2017 T20
0/29, 2 Daredevils v Mum Indians Delhi 6 May 2017 T20
0/8 Daredevils v KKR Kolkata 28 Apr 2017 T20
0/36 Daredevils v Mum Indians Mumbai 22 Apr 2017 T20
0/37 Daredevils v Sunrisers Hyderabad (Deccan) 19 Apr 2017 T20
2/28 Daredevils v KKR Delhi 17 Apr 2017 T20
0/38 Daredevils v Kings XI Delhi 15 Apr 2017 T20
3/20 Daredevils v Supergiant Pune 11 Apr 2017 T20
Profile

Zaheer Khan is an Indian fast bowler with all the traits that made the Pakistani fast bowlers a phenomenon. He swings the new ball and reverses the old, he does well on flat subcontinent pitches and relishes the helpful ones away, and he controls all three balls well - SG, Duke and Kookaburra. He might not quite have the skills of Wasim Akram, who he has often been compared to, but mentally Zaheer has become as good as Akram. He knows how to get wickets, he has an intuitive sense of when to go for the kill, and once a batsman has shown him the slightest hint of a weakness, Zaheer preys on it ruthlessly. Unlike the Pakistan fast bowlers of the 2000s, though, he stays away from controversy and is pretty low-key off the field.  

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Timeline
    • April 23, 2000
      Getting noticed
      • At the age of 21, Zaheer Khan serves notice with a match-winning spell of 5 for 21 on the final day to seal a 21-run win for Baroda in the Ranji Trophy final. Murmurs of an India call-up begin to do the rounds.
    • October 7, 2000
      A speed demon for India at last
      • He bursts onto the international scene with a searing spell of fast bowling in a famous victory against Australia in the ICC KnockOut tournament. His fast full toss to dismiss Steve Waugh becomes part of Indian cricket folklore and he bullies batsmen with inch-perfect yorkers to pick seven wickets in four games as India reach the final.
    • October 26, 2000
      Yorkers from hell
      • He carries his form from Nairobi to Sharjah and Zimbabwe's lower order suffers from his fury. After nipping out India's nemesis Andy Flower cheaply, Zaheer rips apart the tail with three yorkers that clatter into the stumps. The Man-of-the-Match award is a no-brainer.
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Jul 19, 2017

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May 14, 2017

Zaheer Khan swipes the bails off to catch Travis Head short, Delhi Daredevils v Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL 2017, Delhi, May 14, 2017

Zaheer Khan swipes the bails off to catch Travis Head short

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May 12, 2017

Zaheer Khan dismissed both the Rising Pune openers, Delhi Daredevils v Rising Pune Supergiant, IPL 2017, Delhi, May 12, 2017

Zaheer Khan dismissed both the Rising Pune openers

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Wisden Cricketer of the Year 2008

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