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Mohammad Irfan
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Mohammad Irfan

Pakistan|Bowler
Mohammad Irfan

INTL CAREER: 2010 - 2019

Full Name

Mohammad Irfan

Born

June 06, 1982, Gaggu Mandi, Punjab

Age

38y 337d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Left arm fast

Playing Role

Bowler

Height

7ft 1in

TEAMS

Confusion remains over Mohammad Irfan's actual height - the PCB has variously measured him at 6'8", 6'10" and 7'1". If he is indeed 7'1", he could be the tallest cricketer around, surpassing his idol Joel Garner. Irfan is a product of rural Pakistan, hailing from the eastern Pakistan town of Gaggu Mandi, which produced another tall former Pakistan quick, Mohammad Zahid. The lack of opportunities in his home town forced him to quit playing cricket and seek full-time employment to support his family. He was working in a plastic pipe factory and playing club cricket before Aaqib Javed had summoned him to the National Cricket Academy in Lahore. Aaqib was enthused by what he saw and soon after, he was playing first-class cricket for Khan Research Laboratories. He took nine wickets in his second game and ended the season with an impressive 43 wickets in ten games. He came close to national selection when he was named as a replacement for one of the injured seamers for the 2010 World Twenty20, but his name was withdrawn.

He continued to toil away in domestic cricket, and worked on increasing his pace and fitness. His efforts paid off in 2012 as he was picked for the limited-overs series in India, where he was regularly quicker than 140kph, and troubled the batsmen with extra bounce. His performances rewarded him a spot on the tour of South Africa, where he made his Test debut.
Cricinfo Staff June 2013

Career Averages

Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test46712389103/444/8638.903.2771.20000
ODI606031092549834/304/3030.714.9137.40200
T20I2222453562162/182/1835.127.4428.30000
FC5497885849321847/11311/12326.803.3448.106101
List A130129660452211795/675/6729.164.7436.80310
T20143141317235351494/164/1623.726.6821.20100
Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test47228145.608732.18004000
ODI60332148124.0014932.210052110
T20I224442*-850.00000010
FC546923290376.3079536.4700298100
List A1307044180226.9232655.2100138200
T2014326154784.277265.270024190
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Mohammad Irfan celebrates a wicket
Mohammad Irfan in his follow through
Mohammad Irfan is mobbed by his team-mates upon picking up a wicket
Mohammad Irfan appears at the Federal Investigation Authority to record his statements
Mohammad Irfan bellows in celebration after picking up his second wicket