Younis Khan

Country: Pakistan
Born: November 29, 1977, Mardan, North-West Frontier Province (now Khyber Pakhtunkhwa)
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Medium, Legbreak
Playing role: Middle order Batter

Younis Khan Bio

Mohammad Younis Khan, widely regarded as one of Pakistan’s modern batting greats, is a cricketer known for his remarkable resilience and ability to thrive in the face of adversity. With a Test average of over 50, a triple-century, a memorable double-hundred against India in India, and a crucial partnership to secure Pakistan’s 3-0 Test whitewash over England, Younis has proven time and again his quality and class on the field. Additionally, he is recognized as one of Pakistan’s most successful fielders and possesses respectable slow-medium bowling skills. As a captain, he achieved success by leading Pakistan to the world Twenty20 title in 2009.

Born in Mardan, a prominent city in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, Younis later moved to Karachi, where he caught the attention of Rashid Latif and Saeed Anwar at the renowned Malir Gymkhana sports club. It was there that his relationship with Latif developed into a mentorship, guiding him towards his eventual entry into the international cricket scene. After impressing in domestic cricket for two seasons, Younis was handed a Test call-up and made an immediate impact, marking his debut with a century.

In terms of his playing style, Younis may not possess the elegance and fluidity typically associated with Asia’s top batsmen. His technique relies heavily on a solid bottom hand, which sacrifices finesse for effectiveness. However, it is precisely in the face of daunting challenges that Younis seems to excel. His memorable innings of 267 and 84 not out in Bangalore came after a series of low scores and a sarcastic comment from the team manager, which only fueled his motivation to prove himself. Another significant achievement was his successful captaincy during the world Twenty20 championship in England, an event that took place amidst the devastating terror attacks in Lahore.

Furthermore, Younis has demonstrated his mastery of rearguard innings, often thriving in the fourth innings of Test matches. His average among players with 1000 or more fourth-innings Test runs ranks among the highest, highlighting his ability to perform under immense pressure.

Amidst his numerous accomplishments, Younis has also faced several challenges in his career. Inability to control internal conflicts within the team and a lack of tact with the Pakistan Cricket Board resulted in him losing the captaincy in late 2009. Although he initially declined when the captaincy was offered to him again, his inward-looking and intensely focused nature allowed him to push through and maintain his batting strength. However, his reclusive personality does not bode well with the media, and he often finds himself at odds with officialdom.

Despite the occasional turmoil surrounding him, Younis Khan’s remarkable resilience and unwavering dedication to his craft have established him as a cricket player who can weather any storm. He is a true Pathan warrior, embodying commitment, inspiration, and fortitude. With an impressive array of achievements and an unwavering determination to succeed, Younis has undoubtedly left an indelible mark on Pakistan cricket and earned his place among the pantheon of cricketing greats.

Younis Khan Career Stats

Younis Khan Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 118 213 19 10099 313 52.05 19375 52.12 34 33 1082 70 139 0
T20Is 25 23 3 442 51 22.1 364 121.42 0 2 31 12 12 0
ODIs 265 255 23 7249 144 31.24 9628 75.29 7 48 578 56 135 0
FC 229 385 42 17116 313 49.9 - - 56 64 - - 243 0
List A 351 331 36 9911 144 33.59 - - 12 64 - - 196 0
T20s 83 78 17 1864 71* 30.55 1589 117.3 0 10 144 37 34 0

Younis Khan Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 118 31 804 491 9 2/23 4/50 54.55 3.66 89.3 0 0 0
T20Is 25 1 22 18 3 3/18 3/18 6 4.9 7.3 0 0 0
ODIs 265 20 284 288 3 1/3 1/3 96 6.08 94.6 0 0 0
FC 229 - 3620 2120 44 4/52 - 48.18 3.51 82.2 - 0 0
List A 351 - 1169 1127 28 3/5 3/5 40.25 5.78 41.7 0 0 0
T20s 83 7 104 136 6 3/18 3/18 22.66 7.84 17.3 0 0 0

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