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Yusuf Abdulla      

Full name Yusuf Adam Abdulla

Born January 17, 1983, Johannesburg, Transvaal

Current age 31 years 342 days

Major teams South Africa, Dolphins, Kings XI Punjab, KwaZulu-Natal, KwaZulu-Natal Inland

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Left-arm fast-medium

Yusuf Adam Abdulla
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
T20Is 2 - - - - - - - - - - - 0 0
First-class 26 30 8 236 54 10.72 495 47.67 0 1 36 1 7 0
List A 69 21 13 103 31* 12.87 169 60.94 0 0 6 1 14 0
Twenty20 55 8 5 26 16* 8.66 37 70.27 0 0 1 1 6 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
T20Is 2 2 42 44 2 1/16 1/16 22.00 6.28 21.0 0 0 0
First-class 26 42 3635 2152 61 5/62 6/107 35.27 3.55 59.5 3 2 0
List A 69 67 2960 2332 83 5/33 5/33 28.09 4.72 35.6 3 1 0
Twenty20 55 54 1187 1248 63 4/31 4/31 19.80 6.30 18.8 2 0 0
Career statistics
T20I debut South Africa v Australia at Centurion, Mar 29, 2009 scorecard
Last T20I South Africa v England at Centurion, Nov 15, 2009 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut KwaZulu-Natal v Border at Durban, Feb 16-18, 2006 scorecard
Last First-class KwaZulu-Natal v Easterns at Durban, Jan 27-29, 2011 scorecard
List A debut Eastern Province v KwaZulu-Natal at Port Elizabeth, Nov 6, 2005 scorecard
Last List A Namibia v KwaZulu-Natal Inland at Windhoek, Dec 7, 2014 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Dolphins v Titans at Durban, Jan 18, 2006 scorecard
Last Twenty20 KwaZulu-Natal Inland v South Western Districts at Pietermaritzburg, Nov 16, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
1/32 KZN-Inland v Namibia Windhoek 7 Dec 2014 LA
0/13 KZN-Inland v S West D Pietermaritzburg 16 Nov 2014 T20
4/26 KZN-Inland v Free State Pietermaritzburg 26 Oct 2014 LA
1/20 KZN-Inland v Gauteng Johannesburg 5 Apr 2014 T20
1/18 KZN-Inland v E. Province Pietermaritzburg 16 Mar 2014 T20
0/21 KZN-Inland v W Province Pietermaritzburg 2 Mar 2014 T20
1/28 KZN-Inland v S West D Oudtshoorn 16 Feb 2014 T20
1/24 KZN-Inland v KZ-Natal Durban 9 Feb 2014 T20
0/15, 4* KZN-Inland v Boland Paarl 2 Feb 2014 T20
1/14 KZN-Inland v Border Pietermaritzburg 19 Jan 2014 T20
Profile

Yusuf Abdulla, a skiddy left-arm fast bowler, made his first-class debut for KwaZulu-Natal in February 2006 and was included in a Rest of South Africa squad to take on Pakistan despite playing only three first-class games. He made the South Africa A squad for the tour of India in 2007 and impressive performances on the domestic circuit led to his Twenty20 debut against Australia in 2009, where he took 1 for 16. A stroke of misfortune to West Indian fast bowler Jerome Taylor - a vehicle accident - gave Abdulla a break in the IPL. He was signed up as a replacement by the Kings XI Punjab franchise for the 2009 season. It turned out to be a really smart move as he topped the wicket charts midway through the tournament and his feats earned a call-up to the ICC World Twenty20 squad. Punjab handed him a contract the following season for $50,000.

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May 5, 2009

Simon Katich's offstump goes for a walk, Kings XI Punjab v Rajasthan Royals, 30th match, IPL, Durban, May 5, 2009

Simon Katich's offstump goes for a walk

© Associated Press

May 5, 2009

Yusuf Abdulla gets a word of encouragement from captain Yuvraj Singh, Kings XI Punjab v Rajasthan Royals, 30th match, IPL, Durban, May 5, 2009

Yusuf Abdulla gets a word of encouragement from captain Yuvraj Singh

© Associated Press

May 3, 2009

Yusuf Abdulla sends Chris Gayle on his way to England for an altogether new format, Kings XI Punjab v Kolkata Knight Riders, IPL, 27th match, Port Elizabeth, May 3, 2009

Yusuf Abdulla sends Chris Gayle on his way to England for an altogether new format

© AFP

Tournament Results
Australia v England at Bridgetown - May 16, 2010
England won by 7 wickets (with 18 balls remaining)
Australia v Pakistan at Gros Islet - May 14, 2010
Australia won by 3 wickets (with 1 ball remaining)
England v Sri Lanka at Gros Islet - May 13, 2010
England won by 7 wickets (with 24 balls remaining)
West Indies v Australia at Gros Islet - May 11, 2010
Australia won by 6 wickets (with 22 balls remaining)
India v Sri Lanka at Gros Islet - May 11, 2010
Sri Lanka won by 5 wickets (with 0 balls remaining)
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