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Yusuf Pathan

Batting style:
Right Handed bat
Bowling style:
Off break
Played for:
India, India A, India B, India Blue, India Green, India Red, West Zone, Kolkata, Rajasthan, Baroda, Abahani Limited
Roles played:
ICC Rank:
Home country:
November 17, 1982, Baroda, Gujarat


Yusuf Pathan always harbored a dream of making it to the national squad, a place which came faster to his younger half-brother, Irfan Pathan. He is a hard-hitting batsman by nature, who has a tendency of wasting no time when at crease and bowls handy off-spins too. The Baroda boy was a hit in the IPL and Deodhar Trophies. He will always consider himself lucky for his rare international debut which came in the final of the ICC World Twenty20 in 2007 where India won.

Pathan played the inaugural edition of the Indian T20 League for Rajasthan where he emerged as one of the most successful players of the tournament with both bat and ball. He scored one of the fastest half centuries of the Indian T20 League and was a hit for consistently scoring runs at a brisk rate, relying mostly on boundaries. His success in the league led to a berth in the national team. His potentially damaging ability to create ruckus in the opposition camp with his exclusive shots earned him a place in India's 2011 World Cup squad which ultimately carved out a famous victory at the pinnacle of the sport's ODI version. His formed dipped since then and after being picked by Kolkata, he could not impress the way he did when he played for Rajasthan. However, in the 2014 auction, the Kolkata management decided to buy him once again than let him go.

Known as ‘lethal weapon’ for his aggressive batting, Yusuf plays at a crucial lower middle-order position where he is normally expected to hit the ball from the word go. This is mainly why he hasn't clicked as brightly in the ODIs as he has done in the shortest format of the game. But his ability to clear the fence is undeniable and, along with Virender Sehwag and Yuvraj Singh, he remains one of the cleanliest strikers of the ball that India possess at the moment. Add to that, he is a handy off-spinner and his capabilities as a world-class all-rounder make him an asset that any team would die to have.

Fast Facts

  • In a match between Rajasthan and Mumbai in IPL 3, Yusuf Pathan smashed a 37-ball 100 against Mumbai, wherein, he recorded 11 consecutive hits to the fence. It was the fastest century of the season.
  • He became the first player to score two centuries, batting at No.7 in ODIs.
  • In IPL, he scored the first season's fastest half-century of 21 balls.


  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
ODI 57 41 810 11 27.00 113.60 2 3 123*
T20 22 18 236 5 18.15 146.58 0 0 37*
IPL 149 133 2904 35 29.63 145.49 1 13 100
CLT20 14 10 144 4 24.00 123.07 0 0 39*
  Matches Innings Balls Runs Wickets BBI BBM Avg. Econ. 4w 5w 10w Extras
ODI 57 50 1490 1365 33 3/49 / 41.36 5.49 0 0 0 27
T20 22 17 305 438 13 2/22 / 33.69 8.61 0 0 0 5
IPL 149 80 1129 1393 41 3/20 / 33.97 7.40 0 0 0 37
CLT20 14 9 189 226 7 2/25 / 32.28 7.17 0 0 0 5
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
ODI 17 0 5
T20 9 0 0
IPL 39 0 10
CLT20 4 0 0


India Vs Pakistan at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka - Jun 10, 2008
Last played:
India Vs Pakistan at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur - Mar 18, 2012
India Vs Pakistan at The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg - Sep 24, 2007
Last played:
India Vs South Africa at The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg - Mar 30, 2012
Rajasthan Vs Delhi at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi - Apr 19, 2008
Last played:
Kolkata Vs Hyderabad at M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru - May 17, 2017
Kolkata Vs Somerset at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad - Sep 25, 2011
Last played:
Kolkata Vs Chennai at M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru - Oct 04, 2014