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Irfan Pathan Biography & Latest News

Irfan Pathan Biography

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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Champions Trophy 2017: Irfan Pathan confident of India's chances of victory
Champions Trophy 2017: Irfan Pathan confident of India's chances of victory
Virat Kohli will hope to take his side to victory in his first ICC tournament as skipper.
BCCI withdrew Irfan Pathan's NOC for Bahrain Cricket Festival
BCCI withdrew Irfan Pathan's NOC for Bahrain Cricket Festival
Misbah-ul-Haq and Shahid Afridi took part in the T20 exhibition match.
7 Indian Players who played in 2013 Champions Trophy but won't play in 2017
7 Indian Players who played in 2013 Champions Trophy but won't play in 2017
These players won't feature this time.
IPL 2017: 5 reasons why Gujarat Lions should play Irfan Pathan
IPL 2017: 5 reasons why Gujarat Lions should play Irfan Pathan
Irfan Pathan deserves a go with Gujarat's season spiralling down.
IPL 2017, RPS vs GL: 5 things that went wrong for Gujarat Lions
IPL 2017, RPS vs GL: 5 things that went wrong for Gujarat Lions
Despite getting off to strong starts with both bat and ball, Gujarat fell short in the end.
5 crucial death-over fielding efforts from Gujarat Lions against Mumbai Indians
5 crucial death-over fielding efforts from Gujarat Lions against Mumbai Indians
Gujarat's fielders upped the ante in the crucial moments against MI to produce the first tie of this year. A look at their top 5 efforts.
IPL 2017: Gujarat Lions vs Mumbai Indians, Player Ratings
IPL 2017: Gujarat Lions vs Mumbai Indians, Player Ratings
A detailed look at how each player fared in Mumbai Indians' super over win over the Gujarat Lions.
IPL 2017, GL vs MI: Gujarat's spree of direct hits leading to a Super Over is SK Play of the Match
IPL 2017, GL vs MI: Gujarat's spree of direct hits leading to a Super Over is SK Play of the Match
James Faulkner, Irfan Pathan and Ravindra Jadeja produce indelible fielding display.
IPL 2017 GL vs MI: Gujarat Lions(GL) Probable playing XI against Mumbai Indians (MI)
IPL 2017 GL vs MI: Gujarat Lions(GL) Probable playing XI against Mumbai Indians (MI)
The two sides will square off at the Saurashtra Cricket Association stadium.
IPL 2017 RCB vs GL: Gujarat Lions (GL) Today's probable playing 11 against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)
IPL 2017 RCB vs GL: Gujarat Lions (GL) Today's probable playing 11 against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)
Gujarat Lions take on Royal Challengers Bangalore at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium later today.
IPL 2017: Irfan Pathan has a "magic ball" ahead of his IPL comeback
IPL 2017: Irfan Pathan has a "magic ball" ahead of his IPL comeback
KIOC Director Irfan Sait also spoke about the all-rounder's batting performance in the nets.
Irfan Pathan joins Gujarat Lions as a replacement for Dwayne Bravo
Irfan Pathan joins Gujarat Lions as a replacement for Dwayne Bravo
Gujarat Lions have finally found the replacement for the injured Dwayne Bravo.
IPL 2017: Yusuf Pathan reveals that he becomes nervous while batting on smaller grounds
IPL 2017: Yusuf Pathan reveals that he becomes nervous while batting on smaller grounds
Yusuf Pathan's 39-ball 59 came on the occasion of his son's third birthday.
IPL 2017: The replacement XI
IPL 2017: The replacement XI
11 players who can be effective replacements for the injured and withdrawn players in IPL 2017.
Top 5 super-overs in IPL history
Top 5 super-overs in IPL history
Can IPL 2017 come up with something better? It's time to wait and watch!
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