Yasir Shah

Country: Pakistan
Born: May 02, 1986, Swabi, North-West Frontier Province (now Khyber Pakhtunkhwa)
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Legbreak Googly
Playing role: Bowler

Yasir Shah Bio

Yasir Shah, the talented cricket player from Pakistan, has proven himself as a force to be reckoned with in the world of cricket. Born on May 2, 1986, in Swabi, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan, Yasir embarked on his cricketing journey at a young age, showcasing his skills and determination to excel in the sport.

Yasir made his first-class debut in February 2002, displaying his exceptional talent as a leg-spinner. However, despite his early success, he had to wait for nine long years before finally getting the opportunity to play in international cricket for Pakistan. After just one ODI and two T20 matches, he was dropped from the team and seemed to have been forgotten.

But fate had other plans. In September 2014, Pakistan faced a crisis when their premier spinner, Saeed Ajmal, was banned for chucking. It was then that Yasir was given the chance to prove his worth. And boy, did he make the most of it! Yasir not only grabbed the opportunity but surpassed everyone’s expectations by delivering a phenomenal performance.

In his debut test series against Australia, Yasir took the cricketing world by storm, taking 12 wickets at an average of just over 17, and leading Pakistan to a comprehensive 2-0 victory. His energy, skill, and impressive leg-breaks evoked memories of legendary leg-spinners like Abdul Qadir and Mushtaq Ahmed. His performance even earned praise from great cricketers like Shane Warne, who predicted that Yasir would surpass 200 Test wickets.

Proving Warne’s prediction right, Yasir became the fastest Pakistani bowler to reach 50 Test wickets after just nine matches. He achieved this feat during Pakistan’s triumphant 2-1 series win against Sri Lanka, where he claimed 24 wickets at an average of 19.33. Yasir’s contributions were crucial in Pakistan’s success and demonstrated his ability to perform under pressure.

Yasir Shah’s impact on Pakistan cricket extends beyond his impressive numbers. He brings passion, energy, and excitement to the game, captivating fans and inspiring the next generation of cricketers. His dedication to his craft is evident in the way he tirelessly works on his spin bowling and continues to evolve as a player.

Off the field, Yasir is known for his humility and down-to-earth nature. He maintains a focused and disciplined approach towards the game, always striving for improvement. His positive attitude and determination have earned him respect and admiration from his teammates and cricket enthusiasts worldwide.

As Yasir continues to make his mark in the international cricketing arena, his fans eagerly await to see what he will achieve next. With his exceptional talent and unwavering commitment to the game, there is no doubt that Yasir Shah will continue to be a valued asset for Pakistan cricket and a name to watch out for in the world of cricket.

Yasir Shah Career Stats

Yasir Shah Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 48 72 7 918 113 14.12 1951 47.05 1 0 105 10 24 0
T20Is 2 1 1 11 11* - 7 157.14 0 0 1 0 4 0
ODIs 25 13 6 127 32* 18.14 149 85.23 0 0 9 1 6 0
FC 157 220 28 3221 113 16.77 - - 1 7 - - 76 0
List A 114 67 27 801 66* 20.02 - - 0 2 - - 42 0
T20s 150 72 20 463 44 8.9 459 100.87 0 0 36 10 47 0

Yasir Shah Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 48 89 14255 7657 244 8/41 14/184 31.38 3.22 58.4 15 16 3
T20Is 2 2 24 39 0 - - - 9.75 - 0 0 0
ODIs 25 24 1293 1150 24 6/26 6/26 47.91 5.33 53.8 1 1 0
FC 157 - 35437 18766 636 8/41 - 29.5 3.17 55.7 43 35 5
List A 114 - 5980 4840 150 6/26 6/26 32.26 4.85 39.8 3 2 0
T20s 150 147 3233 3820 131 4/7 4/7 29.16 7.08 24.6 1 0 0

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