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Full Name  Yasir Shah
Born  (1986-05-02) 2 May 1986 (age 28)
Birth Place  Swabi, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
Role  Bowler
National team   Pakistan
Batting style  Right-hand bat
Bowling style  Legbreak

Current teams  Khyber Pakhtunkhwa cricket team (Bowler)

Yasir Shah on his 10-wicket haul against England at Lord's | Honours Board Legends

Yasir Shah (Cricketer)
Competition Test ODI T20I FC
Matches 5 1 2 71
Runs scored 40 11 1,561
Batting average 10.00 18.58
100s/50s 0/0 -/- -/- 0/5
Top score 25 * 71
Balls bowled 1312 60 24 12,122
Wickets 27 2 241
Bowling average 26.29 25.50 25.71
5 wickets in innings 1 0 5
10 wickets in match 0 0 0
Best bowling 5/79 2/51 -/- 6/20
Catches/stumpings 5/- 0/- 4/- 38/-

Yasir Shah (born 2 May 1986 in Swabi, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa) is an international cricketer from Pakistan. He is a specialist leg break spin bowler. He made his Test match debut for Pakistan against Australia in the United Arab Emirates on 22 October 2014 and was praised by legspin legend Shane Warne througout the Test series. He is known for his resemblance with star footballer Lionel Messi.


Captaincy (2009–2011)

Shortly after Pakistan won the 2009 ICC World Twenty20 the captain Younis Khan announced his retirement from Twenty20 cricket the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) subsequently announced that Shahid Afridi had taken over as captain in T20Is; the appointment was initially for one match, with a decision on the permanent replacement to be made later. On 31 January 2010, Afridi was caught on camera biting into the ball towards the end of the 5th Commonwealth Bank ODI series in Australia. Later Afridi pleaded guilty to ball tampering and he was banned from two Twenty20 internationals.

Conditional retirement and return 2011Present

On 30 May Afridi announced his conditional retirement from international cricket in protest against his treatment by the PCB. The condition on his return was that the board be replaced. The PCB suspended Afridis central contract, fined him 4.5 million rupees ($52,300), and revoked his no-objection certificate (NOC) which allowed Afridi to play for Hampshire. Afridi filed a petition with the Sindh High Court to overturn the sanctions. On 15 June, Afridi withdrew his petition after an out of court settlement and the PCB reinstated his NOC. When the PCBs central contracts were renewed in August, Afridis was allowed to lapse. In October he withdrew his retirement as Ijaz Butt had been replaced as chairman of the PCB. Two weeks after his announcement, Afridi was included in Pakistans squad to face Sri Lanka in three ODIs and a T20I. In November 2011, Afridi became the only cricketer to score a half-century and take five wickets on two separate occasions in ODIs. Afridi achieved this feat in the fourth ODI against Sri Lanka which helped Pakistan to secure the one-day series. He also became the first person to score 50 in his 50th T20 International (he is the only one to have played 50 T20Is as of 9 July 2012). Afridi holds the most Player of the Match awards with 7, one above Sanath Jayasuriya and Kevin Pietersen who are both tied in 2nd place with 6.

Playing style

His general style of batting is very aggressive and attack oriented and has earned him the nickname "Boom Boom Afridi". Moreover, out of the seven fastest ODI centuries of all time, Afridi has produced three of them. As of May 2013, he has an ODI strike rate of 114.53 runs per 100 balls, the third highest in the games history. This attitude has been transferred to Test cricket as well, with Afridi scoring at a relatively high strike rate of 86.97.


Yasir Shah Cricketer | ICC Cricket World CUP 2015

He played his first international match, the third game of one-day international series on Pakistans tour of Zimbabwe, on 14 September 2011. In the game he took 2 for 51 runs (10 overs). The wickets were of Zimbabwean opener Vusi Sibanda and star wicketkeeper-batsman Tatenda Taibu.


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