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Yasir Shah
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Yasir Shah

Pakistan|Bowler
Yasir Shah

INTL CAREER: 2011 - 2021

Full Name

Yasir Shah

Born

May 02, 1986, Swabi, North-West Frontier Province (now Khyber Pakhtunkhwa)

Age

35y 168d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Legbreak googly

Playing Role

Bowler

TEAMS

Yasir Shah made his first-class debut in February 2002 but had to wait nine years to play international cricket. An ODI and two T20s later, he was back out of the reckoning, seemingly forgotten forever. The recall, when it arrived, came at a time of crisis for Pakistan, when Saeed Ajmal was banned for chucking in September 2014.

Yasir didn't just grab the opportunity; he made everyone forget they were supposed to miss Ajmal, spinning his way to 12 wickets in his debut series at an average of just over 17, as Pakistan whitewashed Australia 2-0. Bounding in with the energy of his spiritual forbears Abdul Qadir and Mushtaq Ahmed, but with the legbreak rather than the googly as his go-to weapon, Yasir quickly won a horde of admirers including Shane Warne, who praised his "energy and shape on the ball, also his over spinner and patience", and proclaimed he would finish with more than 200 Test wickets.

Just over seven months later, Yasir was one-quarter of his way to fulfilling Warne's prediction. He became the quickest Pakistan bowler to 50 Test wickets, getting there in nine matches, while inspiring his side to a 2-1 series win in Sri Lanka with 24 wickets at 19.33.
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Career Averages

Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test46851369773062358/4114/18431.083.2058.2015163
ODI252412931150246/266/2647.915.3353.80110
T20I2224390---9.75-000
FC14733603175696128/4128.703.1354.9043334
List A90463736821106/266/2633.474.7642.10210
T20128126275332621114/74/729.387.1024.80100
Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test4669784711313.66177347.7710989230
ODI2513612732*18.1414985.23009160
T20I2111111*-7157.14001040
FC14720828306211317.0117740
List A90552370566*22.0302310
T201286519413288.9742297.8600319410
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Yasir Shah celebrates a dismissal
Yasir Shah leaps in celebration
Yasir Shah hit a 37-ball 38 from No. 11
Yasir Shah is pumped up after taking a wicket
Mohammad Rizwan's diving catch ends Dean Elgar's innings
Nauman Ali receives his Test cap from Yasir Shah