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Mohammad Yousuf

04 August, 2006

He is a middle order batsman playing for Pakistani national cricket team. Until his conversion to Islam in 2005, Mohammad Yousuf (formely known as Yousuf Youhana) was one of a handful of Christians to play for Pakistan.He quickly established himself as a

Full name : Mohammad Yousuf

Born : August 27, 1974, Lahore, Punjab

Current age :32 years 46 days

Major teams :Pakistan, ACC Asian XI, Bahawalpur, Lahore, Pakistan International Airlines, Water and Power Development Authority

Also known as :Yousuf Youhana

Batting style :Right-hand bat

Statsguru Test player, ODI player


 

 Batting and fielding averages
class  mat  inns  no  runs  hs  ave  bf  sr  100  50  4s  6s  ct  st
Tests   70   117   9   5737   223   53.12   11037   51.97   19   25   743   44   58   0
ODIs   223   211   30   7455   141*   41.18   10055   74.14   11   50   592   78   50   0
Twenty20 Int.   1   1   0   20   20   20.00   19   105.26   0   0   2   1   0   0
First-class   109   179   16   8008   223   49.12         23   40         74   0
List A   248   235   35   8006   141*   40.03         11   53         58   0
Twenty20   6   5   0   94   30   18.80   77   122.07   0   0         0   0

 Bowling averages
class  mat  balls  runs  wkts  bbi  bbm  ave  econ  sr  4  5  10
Tests   70   6   3   0   -   -   -   3.00   -   0   0   0
ODIs   223   1   1   0   -   -   -   6.00   -   0   0   0
Twenty20 Int.   1   0   0   0   -   -   -   -   -   0   0   0
First-class   109   18   24   0   -   -   -   8.00   -   0   0   0
List A   248   7   13   0   -   -   -   11.14   -   0   0   0
Twenty20   6   0   0   0   -   -   -   -   -   0   0   0

 Career statistics
 
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Test debut  South Africa v Pakistan at Durban - Feb 26-Mar 2, 1998 scorecard
Last Test  England v Pakistan at The Oval - Aug 17-20, 2006 scorecard
ODI debut  Zimbabwe v Pakistan at Harare - Mar 28, 1998 scorecard
Last ODI  England v Pakistan at Birmingham - Sep 10, 2006 scorecard
Only Twenty20 Int.  England v Pakistan at Bristol - Aug 28, 2006 scorecard
First-class span  1996/97 - 2006
List A span  1996/97 - 2006
Twenty20 span  2004/05 - 2006

 Profile

Until his conversion to Islam in 2005, Mohammad Yousuf (formely known as Yousuf Youhana) was one of a handful of Christians to play for Pakistan. After a difficult debut against South Africa in 1997-98, he quickly established himself as a stylish world-class batsman, and a pillar of Pakistan's middle order, alongside Inzamam-ul-Haq. He is no sluggard, but gathers his runs through orthodox, composed strokeplay, unlike some of his colleagues who seldom hint at permanence. He is particularly strong driving through the covers and flicking wristily off his legs and brings with him as decadent and deliciouos a backlift as any in the game. A tendency to overbalance when playing across his front leg can get him into trouble. He excels at both versions of the game, and in one-day cricket can score 20 or 30 runs before anyone notices. He is quick between the wickets although not necessarily the best judge of a single. There had been questions about his temperament as batsman when the pressure is on, but between 2004 and 2005, he began to silence critics. First came a spellbindingly languid century against the Australians in Melbourne, as captain to boot, where he ripped into Shane Warne like few Pakistani batsmen have before or since. A century in the cauldron of Kolkatta followed but he ended the year with possibly his most important knock: a double century against England at Lahore so easy on the eye, you almost didn't notice it. With Inzamam missing through injury for parts of the innings, Yousuf displayed an unusual responsibility, eschewing the waftiness that has previously blighted him. More plunder followed against India but in England, Yousuf came of age, not just scoring under pressure, but scoring big. A double ton at Lord's was followed by another big hundred at Headingly. With Inzamam nearing a natural end, the credentials of Yousuf as Pakistan's premier batsman are impressive.


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