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Younus Khan

Batting style:
Right Handed bat
Bowling style:
Leg break
Played for:
Pakistan, South Australia, Habib Bank Limited, Nottinghamshire, North West Frontier Province, Pakistan A, Pakistan Inv XI, Peshawar, Peshawar Panthers, Surrey, Yorkshire, Rajasthan, Abbottabad Falcons
Roles played:
Ex Skipper-Test,ODI,T20 | Batsman
ICC Rank:
Batting:
11
Bowling:
0
Batting:
93
Bowling:
0
Home country:
Pakistan
Born:
November 29, 1977, Mardan, North-West Frontier Province

Profile

Younus Khan made his debut for Pakistan in 2000, but it was not until five years later that his cricketing ability caught the world's attention. As vice-captain, he scored three centuries in 2005, including a double hundred against India. Khan dominates spin bowling, and his trademark flick on the leg side is just one of an array of delightful strokes that he has mastered.

A classy batsman, he is an excellent exponent of classic stroke-play. He is also a skilful fielder, often stationed in the slips. Despite his obvious talent, the problems that have dogged Pakistan cricket have also followed Khan, perhaps inevitably, as he is a high-profile member of the team. Prior to 2007, he led Pakistan occasionally, but turned down the full-time role after a catastrophic World Cup. Pakistan continued to under-perform and in 2009, Khan gave it another shot at captaincy. Although he led Pakistan to victory in the World Twenty20, the captaincy came at a personal cost to him, as the team was later accused of match-fixing after the poor semi-final performance at that year's Champions Trophy; which ultimately led to his resignation.

Khan's form deteriorated and after a horrendous tour of Australia in 2010, the Pakistan Cricket Board took the extraordinary step of banning Khan indefinitely for infighting. This was later overturned, but he was not recalled by the PCB as lingering antagonism between the two may have had a part to play, and it was not until October that he was selected against South Africa. After a prolonged absence from international cricket, his performances were impressive, scoring two fifties in ODIs and a hundred in his comeback Test. As Pakistan face struggles both on and off the pitch, a talented and experienced cricketer like him proves to be invaluable. However, the stress of cricket's bureaucracy and the burden of expectation placed on the team by Pakistani cricket fans may again be too much. Nevertheless, Khan's contribution towards his nation remains significant.


Fast Facts

  • Younus Khan became the first Pakistani captain to score a triple century in Tests.


Statistics

Show:
  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
Test 89 158 7399 14 51.38 51.92 23 28 313
ODI 253 243 7014 23 31.88 75.36 6 48 144
T20 25 23 442 3 22.1 121.42 0 2 51
IPL 1 1 3 0 3 42.85 0 0 3
  Matches Innings Balls Runs Wickets BBI BBM Avg. Econ. 4w 5w 10w Extras
Test 89 31 804 491 9 2/23 / 54.55 3.66 0 0 0 14
ODI 253 19 272 271 3 1/3 / 90.33 5.97 0 0 0 15
T20 25 1 22 18 3 3/18 / 6 4.90 0 0 0 0
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
Test 98 0 4
ODI 131 0 33
T20 12 0 1
IPL 1 0 0
  Matches Won Lost Tie No Result Win percentage
Test 9 1 3 0 5 11.11
ODI 21 8 13 0 0 38.1
T20 8 5 3 0 0 62.5

Career

Span:
Test:
2000-2014
 
ODI:
2000-2013
 
T20:
2006-2010
 
IPL:
2008-2008
Test
Debut:
Pakistan Vs Sri Lanka at Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi - Feb 26, 2000
Last played:
Pakistan Vs Sri Lanka at Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium, Sharjah - Jan 16, 2014
ODI
Debut:
Pakistan Vs Sri Lanka at National Stadium, Karachi - Feb 13, 2000
Last played:
Pakistan Vs South Africa at Willowmoore Park, Benoni - Mar 24, 2013
T20
Debut:
Pakistan Vs England at County Ground, Nevil Road, Bristol - Aug 28, 2006
Last played:
Pakistan Vs New Zealand at AMI Stadium, Christchurch - Dec 30, 2010
IPL
Debut:
Rajasthan Vs Punjab at Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali - Chandigarh - May 28, 2008
Last played:
Rajasthan Vs Punjab at Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali - Chandigarh - May 28, 2008
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