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Zaheer Khan


ABOUT

BornOctober 7, 1978

Height5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)

NationalityIndian

RoleBowler / Left arm fast

Relation(s)Sagarika Ghatge (Spouse)

BATTING STATS

GAME TYPE M INN RUNS BF NO AVG SR 100s 50s HS 4s 6s CT ST
ODIs 200 101 792 1078 35 12.00 73.46 0 0 34* 69 24 43 0
TESTs 92 127 1231 2381 24 11.95 51.70 0 3 75 141 28 19 0
T20Is 17 4 13 10 2 6.50 130.00 0 0 9 0 1 2 0
T20s 138 49 191 221 27 8.68 86.42 0 0 26 17 3 30 0
LISTAs 253 129 1047 0 43 12.17 0 0 42 0 0 57 0
FIRSTCLASS 169 223 2489 0 40 13.60 0 5 75 0 0 46 0
BOWLING STATS

GAME TYPE M INN OVERS RUNS WKTS AVG ECO BEST 5Ws 10Ws
ODIs 200 197 1682.5 8301 282 29.43 4.93 5/42 1 0
TESTs 92 165 3130.5 10247 311 32.94 3.27 10/149 11 1
T20Is 17 17 58.4 448 17 26.35 7.63 4/19 0 0
T20s 138 137 507.2 3802 139 27.35 7.49 4/17 0 0
LISTAs 253 0 2124.1 10404 357 29.14 4.89 5/42 1 0
FIRSTCLASS 169 0 5713.1 18799 672 27.97 3.29 0 35 8
ABOUT

Zaheer Khan Biography

Zaheer Khan is a former Indian cricketer. He was born on October 7, 1978 at Shrirampur, Maharashtra, India. He was a left-arm fast-medium bowler and a right-handed batsman.

Zaheer was one of the finest fast bowlers to have played for India. He is the second-most successful pace bowler for India in Test cricket.

Background

 

Zaheer Khan started his career by playing for Baroda in the Ranji Trophy in 1999-2000 season. After playing for Baroda, he played for Mumbai from 2006 to 2014.

He also had the experience of playing county cricket for Surrey and Worcestershire in the years 2004 and 2006 respectively. He started his Indian Premier League career playing for the Royal Challengers Bangalore. He later played for the Mumbai Indians and Delhi Daredevils.

The ability to swing the ball both ways, produce reverse swing with the older ball and bowl yorkers at the death overs made Zaheer a special bowler.

Debut

 

Zaheer made his ODI debut against Kenya in 2000 and Test debut against Bangladesh in the same year. He bowled extremely well in his debut match and picked 3 wickets with an economy rate of 4.8.

Rise to glory

Zaheer was praised for his consistent performances in the subcontinent pitches which usually assists spinners more than the fast bowlers.

He was the spearhead of the Indian fast bowling line-up for quite a long time. He was selected as one of the Wisden Cricketers of the Year in 2008.

He was the joint-highest wicket taker in the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup. He made a crucial contribution in India’s World Cup triumph taking 21 wickets in just 9 games.

Stats and Records

 

Zaheer took 311 wickets in Tests with an average of 32.95. He had 11 five wicket hauls to his name. In ODIs he picked 282 wickets in 200 matches with an economy rate of 4.93.

Earlier, Zaheer held the record for the highest Test score by a number 11, when he scored 75 against Bangladesh in 2004. This record was broken by Tino Best of the West Indies in 2012.

Retirement

 

Zaheer announced his retirement from International cricket on 15 October, 2015. He played for Delhi Daredevils after his retirement from International cricket.


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