Yasir Hameed

Country: Pakistan
Born: February 28, 1978, Peshawar, North-West Frontier Province
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Medium, Right arm Offbreak
Playing role: Top order Batter

Yasir Hameed Bio

Yasir Hameed Qureshi, widely known as Yasir Hameed, is a former international cricketer from Pakistan. He burst onto the scene in August 2003 with two Test centuries on debut against Bangladesh, an achievement only matched by one other player. Hameed’s elegant and well-timed batting style, combined with a solid technique, showcased his potential as a top-order batsman.

In the beginning of his career, Hameed’s performances in the one-day format were equally impressive. He formed a formidable partnership with fellow opener Imran Farhat, consistently producing century partnerships against New Zealand. Their four consecutive hundred partnerships set a new record for Pakistan cricket. Hameed’s early success indicated a promising future.

However, Hameed struggled to convert his starts into big scores, often getting dismissed after making promising 20s and 30s. This inconsistency cost him his place in the team in 2004. Adding to his woes, he faced selectorial inconsistencies, leading to further limited opportunities. Despite making contributions in the sporadic ODIs he played, Hameed was unable to secure a spot in the Test team after June 2005.

Undeterred, Hameed persevered at the domestic level and earned a recall to the national squad in November 2006 for the series against the West Indies. He capitalized on this opportunity by scoring a couple of fifties in the ODIs, which earned him a spot for the tour of South Africa in early 2007. With Mohammad Yousuf absent, Hameed had a chance to cement his place in the team.

Although Hameed was not included in Pakistan’s World Cup squad, he quickly returned to occupy the vacant number three position in Younis Khan’s absence for the Abu Dhabi series. His decent performance in the series surely gave the selectors something to think about, as his presence in the team caused discomfort.

Throughout his career, Hameed proved himself to be a talented batsman, capable of dominating the opposition with his elegant stroke-play. While his international opportunities were sporadic, his persistence in domestic cricket allowed him to showcase his skills repeatedly.

Overall, Yasir Hameed’s career was marked by moments of brilliance and inconsistency. Although he may not have reached the heights expected of him after his memorable debut, his contributions to Pakistani cricket, especially in the early stages of his career, will not be forgotten.

Yasir Hameed Career Stats

Yasir Hameed Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 25 49 3 1491 170 32.41 2588 57.61 2 8 223 4 20 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 56 56 1 2028 127* 36.87 3029 66.95 3 12 219 6 14 0
FC 216 366 20 12060 300 34.85 - - 25 55 - - 173 0
List A 206 200 11 6677 128* 35.32 - - 11 38 - - 68 0
T20s 57 57 7 1614 101* 32.28 1440 112.08 1 9 194 18 10 0

Yasir Hameed Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 25 4 78 72 0 - - - 5.53 - 0 0 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 56 3 18 26 0 - - - 8.66 - 0 0 0
FC 216 - 1511 1151 14 2/46 - 82.21 4.57 107.9 - 0 0
List A 206 - 484 418 15 4/38 4/38 27.86 5.18 32.2 2 0 0
T20s 57 5 23 21 1 1/4 1/4 21 5.47 23 0 0 0

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