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Younis Khan      

Full name Mohammad Younis Khan

Born November 29, 1977, Mardan, North-West Frontier Province

Current age 36 years 295 days

Major teams Pakistan, Habib Bank Limited, Nottinghamshire, Peshawar Cricket Association, Rajasthan Royals, South Australia, Surrey, Warwickshire, Yorkshire

Also known as Younus Khan

Playing role Middle-order batsman

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium, Legbreak

Mohammad Younis Khan
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 91 162 14 7610 313 51.41 14662 51.90 24 28 848 45 101 0
ODIs 254 244 23 7017 144 31.75 9314 75.33 6 48 560 53 131 0
T20Is 25 23 3 442 51 22.10 364 121.42 0 2 31 12 12 0
First-class 191 317 37 13868 313 49.52 44 54 195 0
List A 325 309 33 9311 144 33.73 11 61 182 0
Twenty20 75 70 15 1639 71* 29.80 1424 115.09 0 8 121 29 31 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 91 31 804 491 9 2/23 4/50 54.55 3.66 89.3 0 0 0
ODIs 254 19 272 271 3 1/3 1/3 90.33 5.97 90.6 0 0 0
T20Is 25 1 22 18 3 3/18 3/18 6.00 4.90 7.3 0 0 0
First-class 191 3502 2033 44 4/52 46.20 3.48 79.5 0 0
List A 325 1133 1082 28 3/5 3/5 38.64 5.72 40.4 0 0 0
Twenty20 75 7 104 136 6 3/18 3/18 22.66 7.84 17.3 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Rawalpindi, Feb 26-Mar 1, 2000 scorecard
Last Test Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Colombo (SSC), Aug 14-18, 2014 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Karachi, Feb 13, 2000 scorecard
Last ODI Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Hambantota, Aug 23, 2014 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut England v Pakistan at Bristol, Aug 28, 2006 scorecard
Last T20I New Zealand v Pakistan at Christchurch, Dec 30, 2010 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut 1998/99
Last First-class Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Colombo (SSC), Aug 14-18, 2014 scorecard
List A debut 1998/99
Last List A Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Hambantota, Aug 23, 2014 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Australia A v Pakistanis at Adelaide, Jan 13, 2005 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Abbottabad Falcons v Faisalabad Wolves at Rawalpindi, Feb 15, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
3 Pakistan v Sri Lanka Hambantota 23 Aug 2014 ODI # 3512
27 Pakistanis v SL BP XI Moratuwa 20 Aug 2014 LA
13, 8 Pakistan v Sri Lanka Colombo (SSC) 14 Aug 2014 Test # 2136
177, 13 Pakistan v Sri Lanka Galle 6 Aug 2014 Test # 2133
11 Falcons v Wolves Rawalpindi 15 Feb 2014 T20
55* Falcons v Zebras Rawalpindi 14 Feb 2014 T20
63* Falcons v Lahore Lions Rawalpindi 12 Feb 2014 T20
71* Falcons v Stags Islamabad 10 Feb 2014 T20
1 Falcons v DM Jamali Rawalpindi 7 Feb 2014 T20
17, 29 Pakistan v Sri Lanka Sharjah 16 Jan 2014 Test # 2115
Profile

One of Pakistan's modern batting greats, Younis Khan is the kind of man who responds best in adversity. A Test average of over 50, a triple-hundred, a famous double-hundred against India in India, and a brilliant rearguard partnership to clinch Pakistan's 3-0 Test whitewash over England, leave no doubt about his quality and class. He is also one of the most successful fielders for Pakistan, and can bowl respectable slow-medium. As a captain, Younis has enjoyed success in leading Pakistan to the world Twenty20 title in 2009. Much of his persona evokes the idea of the quintessential Pathan warrior - committed, inspired, capable, and bearing the burden of conflict with fortitude and poise. Born in Mardan, a prominent city in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, Younis moved at an early age to Karachi, where he caught the eye of Rashid Latif and Saeed Anwar at Malir Gymkhana, one of the city's renowned sports clubs. The relationship with Latif blossomed into a nurturing mentorship, guiding Younis towards entry onto the world stage. After two impressive domestic seasons, he got a Test call-up, and marked it with a century on debut. Style and aesthetics are not his strongest points. His technique relies on a good deal of bottom hand, which deprives it of the fluidity and grace that is typical of Asia's best batsmen. Yet when Younis gets going, he produces results in the face of steep odds. Indeed, the steeper the odds, the more Younis seems to thrive. His match-winning 267 and 84 not out in Bangalore came after a string of low scores prompted a sarcastic comment from the team manager that leaked into the media. His greatest captaincy feat - the world Twenty20 championship in England - was achieved weeks after Pakistan cricket had been devastated by the terror attacks in Lahore. And though his triple-century came at home on a flat track, the innings began under pressure when Younis, eschewing the nightwatchman, stepped out himself in the dying moments of the second day with Pakistan staring at a huge Sri Lankan total. Unsurprisingly for a rearguard specialist, Younis has emerged a master of the fourth innings. Among players with 1000 or more fourth-innings Test runs, his average is among the highest. Along with these accomplishments, Younis's career has also seen turmoil. Inability to control infighting within the team and display tact with the PCB led to him losing the captaincy in late 2009, and he effected a moody refusal when circumstances changed and it was offered again. His nature is to be inward-looking and intensely focused, quietly fighting his way through. While this makes for a reclusive personality that shuns the media and runs afoul of officialdom, it has also been the source of Younis's batting strength and his extraordinary resilience as a cricketer.
Saad Shafqat

Timeline
    • February 13, 2000
      Promising ODI debut
      • Makes his international debut for Pakistan at the age of 22 against Sri Lanka. Coming in at No.7, he scores a quick 46 in a losing cause in Karachi.
    • February 26, 2000
      First Test, first century
      • Registers a hundred on Test debut in the same series, at home against Sri Lanka, becoming only the seventh Pakistani to reach three figures on Test debut. But even his 107 off 250 balls at No. 7 in the second innings in Rawalpindican't prevent a Pakistan loss.
    • August 29, 2001
      Super sub
      • Sets the record for the most number of catches by a substitute fielder in an innings. Snaps up Aminul Islam, Akram Khan, Naimur Rahman and Haibul Hossain during Bangladesh's second innings of the Asian Test Championship match in Multan.
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Aug 15, 2014

Younis Khan defends the ball, Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Colombo, 2nd day, August 15, 2014

Younis Khan defends the ball

© Associated Press

Aug 10, 2014

Younis Khan was bowled just before lunch, Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 1st Test, Galle, 5th day, August 10, 2014

Younis Khan was bowled just before lunch

© AFP

Aug 9, 2014

Younis Khan congratulates Kumar Sangakkara on his double-century, Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 1st Test, Galle, 4th day, August 9, 2014

Younis Khan congratulates Kumar Sangakkara on his double-century

© AFP

Tournament Results
Afghanistan v Ireland at Dubai (DSC) - Mar 24, 2012
Ireland won by 5 wickets (with 7 balls remaining)
Ireland v Namibia at Dubai (DSC) - Mar 24, 2012
Ireland won by 9 wickets (with 59 balls remaining)
Canada v Scotland at Dubai (DSC) - Mar 23, 2012
Scotland won by 4 wickets (with 0 balls remaining)
Hong Kong v U.S.A. at Dubai (CA2) - Mar 23, 2012
Hong Kong won by 77 runs
Nepal v P.N.G. at Dubai (CA) - Mar 23, 2012
Nepal won by 6 wickets (with 1 ball remaining)
Bermuda v Uganda at Dubai (CA2) - Mar 23, 2012
Bermuda won by 41 runs
Ireland v Netherlands at Dubai (DSC) - Mar 23, 2012
Ireland won by 7 wickets (with 20 balls remaining)
Italy v Kenya at Dubai (CA) - Mar 23, 2012
Kenya won by 38 runs
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