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Yasir Shah

Full NameYasir Shah

BornMay 2, 1986

Height5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)

NationalityPakistan

RoleBowler/Right-arm Leg break, Right-handed Batsman

Relation(s)Junaid Khan (Cousin), Fawad Ahmed (Cousin),

Yasir Shah Biography


Yasir Shah is a Pakistani cricketer who represents Pakistan in Test cricket and ODI cricket. He was born on 2 May 1986 in Swabi, Pakistan.


Yasir is a specialist leg break spin bowler. He bats right-handed and bowls right-arm leg break.


Background


Yasir Shah made his first-class debut at the age of 15 in 2002 but had to wait for nine years to represent Pakistan in international cricket. He played for Pakistan Customs from 2001 to 2009 and for Abbottabad Rhinos thereafter. He also played for Pakistan A side.


Debut


Yasir made his debut in an ODI match against Zimbabwe on 14 September 2011, picking up two wickets. He made his T20 International debut against Zimbabwe just after two days of his ODI debut.


His test debut came against Australia in October 2013, where he picked up three and four wickets in the first and the second innings respectively.


In the five Tests that he played in that season, he took 27 wickets and took his maiden five-wicket haul in Tests.


Low Points


Yasir was banned from playing any type of cricket for a doping violation. He was banned for three months starting from 27 December 2015 to 27 March 2016.


Yasir has been a sensational bowler in Tests but he hasn’t performed well in limited overs cricket. He has 18 ODI wickets in 17 matches with an average of 42.56, which is quite expensive.


Club Career


Yasir Shah has been a hot commodity across different T20 leagues around the globe. He has played for Dhaka Dynamites in the Bangladesh Premier League.


He plays for Lahore Qalandars since the inception of Pakistan Super League. In the Caribbean Premier League, he plays for Trinbago Knight Riders.


He was named as a replacement player for his compatriot Shadab Khan for Brisbane Heat in the Big Bash League.


Stats and Records


Yasir has exceptional stats in Test cricket, as he has taken 165 wickets in just 28 matches with 13 five-wicket hauls. He became the fastest Pakistani bowler to claim 50 Test wickets. He is the fifth fastest bowler in the history of Test cricket to take 100 wickets.


In September 2017, Yasir became the joint second-fastest bowler to 150 Test wickets. He was named Pakistan Cricket Board’s Test Player of the Year in the year 2017.

Yasir Shah hopes to play against Virat Kohli
Yasir Shah hopes to play against Virat Kohli
The Pakistan leg-spinner has been out of the LOIs for a significant period of time.
Brisbane Heat sign Yasir Shah for the upcoming Big Bash League season
Brisbane Heat sign Yasir Shah for the upcoming Big Bash League season
Heats have already secured the services Brendon McCullum and Pakistan leg-spinner Shadab Khan.
Stats: Yasir Shah becomes the fastest spinner to take 150 Test wickets
Stats: Yasir Shah becomes the fastest spinner to take 150 Test wickets
Pakistan leg-spinner creates history during the first Test against Sri Lanka at Abu Dhabi.
Stuart Law fined for showing dissent at third umpire's decision
Stuart Law fined for showing dissent at third umpire's decision
Law was miffed at the manner in which Shane Dowrich was given out caught by the on-field umpire as well as the third umpire.
West Indies vs Pakistan 2017: 3rd Test, 5 talking points
West Indies vs Pakistan 2017: 3rd Test, 5 talking points
Pakistan won the final Test off the penultimate over to win the series 2-1.
West Indies vs Pakistan 2017, 3rd Test: Day 4, 5 talking points
West Indies vs Pakistan 2017, 3rd Test: Day 4, 5 talking points
West Indies need 297 to win the Test but survival should be the priority on an eagerly awaited day 5.
West Indies vs Pakistan 2017, 3rd Test: Day 3, 5 talking points
West Indies vs Pakistan 2017, 3rd Test: Day 3, 5 talking points
A hard fought tussle at Dominica saw West Indies end day 3 on 218/5, 158 behind Pakistan's 376.
West Indies vs Pakistan 2017, 3rd Test, Day 2: 5 talking points
West Indies vs Pakistan 2017, 3rd Test, Day 2: 5 talking points
A day of sluggish batting saw Pakistan crawl to 376 in close to 147 overs.
West Indies vs. Pakistan 2017- 2nd Test, 5 talking points
West Indies vs. Pakistan 2017- 2nd Test, 5 talking points
West Indies levelled the series by cleaning up the visitors for 81.
One for the Ages: How West Indies can build on their euphoric victory over Pakistan in Barbados
One for the Ages: How West Indies can build on their euphoric victory over Pakistan in Barbados
As Pakistan lay ambushed, hope springs eternal for Jason Holder's team.
West Indies vs Pakistan 2017, 2nd Test: Day 4, 5 talking points
West Indies vs Pakistan 2017, 2nd Test: Day 4, 5 talking points
West Indies have a 183 run lead on a crumbling wicket courtesy Shai Hope's 90.
West Indies vs Pakistan 2017, 2nd Test: Day 1, 5 talking points
West Indies vs Pakistan 2017, 2nd Test: Day 1, 5 talking points
Roston Chase and Jason Holder's 132 run stand was the major highlight of day 1 at Bridgetown.
Pakistan vs West Indies 2017, 1st Test: 5 Talking Points
Pakistan vs West Indies 2017, 1st Test: 5 Talking Points
Pakistan took a 1-0 lead with a clinical show on days 4 and 5.
Pakistan vs West Indies 2017, 1st Test Day 4: 5 Talking Points
Pakistan vs West Indies 2017, 1st Test Day 4: 5 Talking Points
Yasir Shah and Misbah-ul-Haq helped Pakistan gain a sizeable advantage going into day 5.
West Indies vs Pakistan 2017: 1st Test - Day 1, 5 Talking Points
West Indies vs Pakistan 2017: 1st Test - Day 1, 5 Talking Points
An 118-run stand, some fielding brilliance, Amir and swing bowling, contrasting debuts, and Yasir Shah's mixed day.
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