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Yasir Shah

Pakistan|Bowler
Yasir Shah
INTL CAREER: 2011 - 2022
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Full Name

Yasir Shah

Born

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

Age

36y 216d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Legbreak Googly

Playing Role

Bowler

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
Test48891425576572448/4114/18431.383.2258.415163
ODI252412931150246/266/2647.915.3353.8110
T20I2224390---9.75-000
FC15735437187666368/4129.503.1755.743355
List A102530642261346/266/2631.534.7739.5320
T20138135295734881204/74/729.067.0724.6100
Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test4872791811314.12195147.051010510240
ODI2513612732*18.1414985.23009160
T20I2111111*-7157.14001040
FC15722028322111316.7717760
List A102602374366*20.0802370
T201386919458449.16453101.10003610440
Yasir Shah
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Recent Matches - Player
MatchBatBowlDateGroundFormat
Balochistan vs Sindh51/16820-Nov-2022LahoreFC
Balochistan vs Central PNJB02/74 & 0/4914-Nov-2022LahoreFC
Balochistan vs Southern PNJ--0/7908-Nov-2022AbbottabadFC
Balochistan vs Northern41/47 & 1/1402-Nov-2022AbbottabadFC
Balochistan vs Khyber95/57 & 5/10527-Oct-2022MultanFC
Photos
Yasir Shah works the ball to the leg side
Agha Salman celebrates with Yasir Shah removing Angelo Mathews
A jubilant Yasir Shah celebrates after removing Oshada Fernando with his first ball
Yasir Shah punches the balls towards the covers
Yasir Shah bowls on the first day of the second Test
Pakistan took the last wicket of Sri Lanka's innings in the fourth over of day four