Player Profile

Yasir Shah
Pakistan
Born May 02, 1986 ( 33 Yrs )
Birth Place Swabi, North-West Frontier Province (now Khyber Pakhtunkhwa)
Height
Known As
Player Role Bowler
Player Bat Style Right Handed Bat
Player Bowl Style Right-arm legbreak

Career Information - Teams

Pakistan, Dhaka Dynamites, Lahore Qalandars, Kent, Marylebone Cricket Club, Joburg Giants, Trinbago Knight Riders, Brisbane Heat, Khulna Titans


ICC Rankings

TEST ODI T20
Batting
Bowling
All Rounder

Profile

Yasir Shah is a cricketer who comes from the Afghanistan-bordering city of Swabi. Predominantly a leg-spinner who can also bat a bit, Yasir is a big fan of Shane Warne and hopes to emulate him.

Yasir made his First-Class debut at the age of 15, but a chance to represent the national team came nine years later, when Pakistan faced Zimbabwe in a three-match ODI series in 2011. He picked up two wickets in the match. Yasir has also represented Pakistan 'A' and a host of other domestic sides.

The suspension of Ajmal due to suspect bowling action meant that Yasir got a chance to showcase his skills. The leg-spinner was drafted into the side for the Test series against Australia and New Zealand in October 2014, and he made his debut in Dubai, picking seven wickets in the game. He played the perfect foil to the experienced Zulfiqar Babar, sometimes even doing better than the seasoned campaigner. In the five Tests that he played in the season, Yasir picked up 27 wickets, including his maiden five-wicket haul versus New Zealand.

Even though he had not played ODI cricket for a while, the selectors showed immense faith in him and named him in the 2015 World Cup squad. The tournament, though, wasn't quite a game-changer for Yasir, who played just the one game against India at Adelaide and conceded 60 runs in eight odd overs.

Since then, Yasir has become more of a mainstay of Pakistan's bowling line-up in Tests, with the selectors keen on a different breed of bowlers for the limited-overs internationals. He wasn't even part of the squad for ICC Champions Trophy, 2017 - a tournament that Pakistan defied the odds to win. In September 2017, in the first Test against tourists Sri Lanka, Yasir became the joint second-fastest bowler to 150 Test wickets. He got to the landmark in 27 Tests.


Career

TEST debut vs Australia at Dubai International Cricket Stadium , Oct 22, 2014
Last TEST vs Australia at Adelaide Oval, Nov 29, 2019
ODI debut vs Zimbabwe at Harare Sports Club, Sep 14, 2011
Last ODI vs England at The Rose Bowl, May 11, 2019
T20 debut vs Zimbabwe at Harare Sports Club, Sep 16, 2011
Last T20 vs Zimbabwe at Harare Sports Club, Sep 18, 2011

Batting Career Summary

M Inn NO Runs HS Avg BF SR 100 200 50 4s 6s
ODI 25 13 6 127 32 18.14 149 85.23 0 0 0 9 1
T20 2 1 1 11 11 0 7 157.14 0 0 0 1 0
Test 37 56 6 702 113 14.04 1507 46.58 1 0 0 80 7
IPL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Bowling Career Summary

M Inn B Runs Wkts BBI BBM Econ Avg SR 5W 10W
ODI 25 24 1293 1150 24 26/6 26/6 5.34 47.92 53.88 1 0
T20 2 2 24 39 0 8/0 8/0 9.75 0 0 0 0
Test 37 69 11777 6234 207 41/8 184/14 3.18 30.12 56.89 16 3
IPL 0 0 0 0 0 -/- -/- 0 0 0 0 0