Irfan Pathan

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Aaron Finch (L) and David Warner – can they deliver? The nationalities shall mingle, the nights shall sparkle. The serials will go to the ...
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FILE PHOTO: Irfan Pathan took 3 wickets and scored an unbeaten 21 whereas Yusuf Pathan finished off the match with a boundary and a ...
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Imran Nazir of Pakistan looks on as Irfan Pathan of India celebrates after taking his wicket during the ICC T20 World Cup, Ahead of India’s ...
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Irfan Pathan in action Irfan Pathan is the joint highest wicket-taker for India in ICC T20s. He has taken 16 wickets in 15 matches at an economy ...
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The non-selection of Cheteshwar Pujara (in pic) and Ishwar Pandey in an inconsequential fixture remains an inexplicable decision The best part of ...
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Indian bowlers tend to fade away after showing early promise “Bowlers win matches” – it is one of the most cliched statements in ...
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Ravichandran Ashwin bagged his 100th wicket Ravichandran Ashwin has become the 7th fastest Indian bowler to reach 100 ODI wickets, by doing so in ...
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Indian cricketer Zaheer Khan Zaheer Khan has picked up most wickets against Sri Lanka in ODIs with 66 in just 48 innings. Although Indian spinner ...
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Uthappa hit a fine 50 to give Karnataka a win South Zone For the Ranji champions Karnataka, it was an easy day at the office. Andhra Pradesh were ...
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Yusuf Pathan Out-of-favour big hitting all-rounder Yusuf Pathan has said that he is working very hard to make a comeback into the Indian team. NDTV ...
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BIO: Irfan Khan Pathan is an Indian cricketer who made his debut for India in late-2003. He was a core member of the national team until a decline in form set in during 2006, forcing him out of the team. Beginning his career as a left-arm fast-medium swing bowler, Irfan Pathan broke into the national team soon after turning 19, and evoked comparisons with Pakistan's Wasim Akram. He is currently the 8th highest wicket taker for India in the ODIs and highest wicket taker in the Twenty20 Internationals. He was named by the International Cricket Council as the 2004 Emerging Player of the Year. The bowler improved his batting skills to become a bowling all-rounder, soon after Australian Greg Chappell, one of the leading batsmen of his time, became India's coach and identified Pathan's batting potential. He opened the batting on many occasions in ODIs and scored 93 in a Test match. He made three scores beyond 80 in the space of four Test innings. He rose to No. 2 in the ICC's ODI rankings for all-rounders and was also in the top five in the Test rankings, inviting comparisons with former Indian pace bowling allrounder Kapil Dev. In early 2006, Irfan Pathan became the only bowler to take a Test hat-trick in the first over of the match. He returned to international cricket in September 2007 for the inaugural World Twenty20, where he took three wickets and was man of the match as India beat Pakistan in the final. In late-2007 Pathan was also recalled into the Test team after 19 months and hit his maiden Test century. He impressed during the 2011-12 Ranji Trophy, where he was the leading wicket-taker, and his performances earned him a recall to the national side again.  
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