Matches (13)
T20 World Cup (3)
County DIV1 (5)
County DIV2 (4)
SL vs WI [W] (1)

Full Name

Tinu Yohannan


February 18, 1979, Quilon (now Kollam), Kerala


45y 127d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Medium fast

Tinu Yohannan is a product of the MRF Pace Academy. The son of a former Asian Games record-holder in long jump, Yohannan initially took up athletics, following in the footsteps of his illustrious father. He preferred the high jump, however, and won gold and silver at the state junior level. A visit to the MRF Pace Academy in 1997, after seeing a newspaper ad, and four years of training under Dennis Lillee and TA Sekhar, played a major role in helping him break into the Indian Test squad for the home series against England. He has played an odd Test here and there since, but is yet to claim a permanent slot in the Indian eleven. With Javagal Srinath having announced his retirement from Test cricket, the tour of England, then, offers Yohannan his great opportunity of cementing his place in the Indian bowling line-up.

Yohannan made his Ranji Trophy debut in the 1999-2000 season against Goa and has, at the time of writing, only played a handful of domestic matches. This tall fast bowler from Kochi knows only one mantra - working hard at improving himself. He made his Test debut against England at Mohali and immediately made an impression by dismissing their opening batsmen in both innings. This soft-spoken gentle giant has all the right qualities to make a name for himself in this game. Yohannan swears that whatever he knows about fast bowling has been passed on to him by the legend himself, Dennis Lillee. If Yohannan can reproduce what he has learnt from the great Aussie, you can rest assured that India will be well-served in the years to come.(Santhosh S)

Tinu Yohannan Career Stats

Batting & Fielding

List A4528169313*7.75--00--110


List A45-23021810633/223/2228.734.7136.5000
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Recent Matches of Tinu Yohannan

Kerala vs Haryana3 & 280/5208-Dec-2009RohtakFC
Kerala vs M. Pradesh--0/2810-Nov-2009IndoreFC
Kerala vs Andhra110/59 & 0/903-Nov-2009KannurFC
Kerala vs Tamil Nadu62/3325-Sep-2009VisakhapatnamT20
Kerala XI vs Sau XI130/1819-Aug-2009ChennaiOTHER

Photos of Tinu Yohannan

[L to R] Tinu Yohannan, S Sreesanth and Sanju Samson share a laugh
Members of the Indian team celebrate the dismissal of McMillan. 2nd Test: New Zealand v India at Hamilton, 19-23 Dec 2002
Ganguly and Dravid swamp Mohammad Kaif after he led India to a famous win
Yohannan bends his back as he opens the bowling to Sutcliffe of Leics
Tinu Yohannan is at the centre of a playful practice session before Day Two
Tinu Yohannan celebrates the dismissal of an English opener