|Full name||Yasir Shah|
2 May 1986 |
Swabi, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
|Height||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|Batting style||Right-hand bat|
|Relations||Junaid Khan (cousin)
Fawad Ahmed (cousin)
|Test debut||22 October 2014 v Australia|
|Last Test||3 January 2017 v Australia|
|ODI debut||14 September 2011 v Zimbabwe|
|ODI shirt no.||86|
|T20I debut (cap 44)||16 September 2011 v Zimbabwe|
|Last T20I||18 September 2011 v Zimbabwe|
|Domestic team information|
|Rest of North-West Frontier Province|
|2010||Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited|
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 25 April 2017
Yasir Shah (born 2 May 1986 in Swabi, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa) is an international cricketer from Pakistan who is the second fastest bowler in the history of Test cricket to take 100 wickets. He is a specialist leg break spin bowler and is known for his leg spinners, flippers and googlies.
Shah made his Test match debut for Pakistan against Australia in the United Arab Emirates on 22 October 2014. During Pakistan's tour of Sri Lanka, Shah became the fastest Pakistani bowler to take 50 test wickets.
- 1 Domestic career
- 2 International career
- 3 ICC World Cup 2015
- 4 Doping violation
- 5 International record
- 6 International Awards
- 7 References
- 8 External links
Shah has played for numerous teams in the Pakistani first-class domestic cricket circuit, including the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa cricket team, Pakistan A cricket team, Abbottabad Rhinos, Pakistan Customs cricket team, and Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited. He has also played cricket for the Pakistan A cricket team.
Shah played his first international match, the third game of one-day international series on Pakistan's tour of Zimbabwe, on 14 September 2011. In the game, he took 2 for 51 runs (10 overs). The wickets were of Zimbabwean opener Vusi Sibanda and star wicketkeeper-batsman Tatenda Taibu.
In June 2015 while on the tour against Sri Lanka, Shah become the first Pakistani bowler to take 50 test wickets in just nine matches. He has become the first Pakistani bowler to take early 50 wickets, while 5th spinner of the world overall. The early 50 wicket record for Pakistan in test cricket was previously held by Waqar Younis, Mohammad Asif and Shabbir Ahmed who completed their 50 wickets in ten matches. However, record for quick 50 wickets in Test Cricket overall is held by Charles Turner of Australia who completed his 50 wickets in just six matches. Yasir Shah picked up 3 consecutive Five Wicket Hauls in three Tests against Sri Lanka further improving his Test Record.
In July 2016, while on tour against England, Shah became the first leg spinner to take a 5-wicket haul in a Test match at Lord's since Mushtaq Ahmed in 1996.  He also became the highest wicket-taking bowler in a single match from any Asian side at Lord's.
On 18 July, 2016, Yasir Shah reached World # 1 in ICC Test Bowler's list. He displaced England quick Jimmy Anderson from the No. 1 spot in the ICC rankings for Test bowlers. He is the first leg-spinner since Australian Shane Warne in 2005 to be ranked No. 1, and the first Pakistan bowler since Mushtaq Ahmed in December 1996. However, eight days later following his poor performance in the second Test, he dropped four places to number five.
At the end of his 13th test match, Yasir had 86 wickets to his and after 15, the total was 90. Both these totals are world record for any bowler after their 13th and 15th test match respectively.
In his 17th test match against West Indies at Dubai, Yasir Shah took his 100th test wicket and became the second fastest ever to achieve this milestone, with only George Lohmann bettering it. He is fastest pakistani to get 50 and 100 wickets in test.
ICC World Cup 2015
In January 2015 he was selected in Pakistan's squad for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 and he was considered as a long-term replacement for Pakistan's banned off-spinner Saeed Ajmal. He made his World Cup debut against arch-rivals India on 15 February 2015.
Shah was banned for 3 months from playing any type of cricket after a sample taken from him on November 13, was found to contain chlortalidone (a banned substance) which is on WADA's prohibited list of diuretics and masking agents. ICC banned Yasir for 3 months starting from 27 December 2015 to 27 March 2016.
Test 10 Wicket hauls
|Test ten-wicket hauls of Yasir Shah|
|2||10/210||18||West Indies||Abu Dhabi, UAE||Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium||2016||Won|
Test five-wicket hauls
|Test five-wicket hauls of Yasir Shah|
|1||5/79||4||New Zealand||Abu Dhabi, UAE||Sheikh Zayed Stadium||2014||Drawn|
|2||7/76||8||Sri Lanka||Galle, Sri Lanka||Galle International Stadium||2015||Won|
|3||6/96||9||Sri Lanka||Colombo, Sri Lanka||P. Sara Oval||2015||Lost|
|4||5/78||10||Sri Lanka||Kandy, Sri Lanka||Pallekele Cricket Stadium||2015||Won|
|5||6/72||13||England||London, England||Lord's Cricket Ground||2016||Won|
|6||5/71||16||England||London, England||Kennington Oval||2016||Won|
|7||5/121||17||West Indies||Dubai, UAE||Dubai International Cricket Stadium||2016||Won|
|8||6/124||18||West Indies||Abu Dhabi, UAE||Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium||2016||Won|
|9||6/63||24||West Indies||Kingston, Jamaica||Sabina Park||2017||Won|
ODI five-wicket hauls
|ODI five-wicket hauls of Yasir Shah|
|1||6/26||4||Zimbabwe||Harare, Zimbabwe||Harare Sports Club||2015||Won|
Man of the Match awards
|S No||Series||Year||Match Performance||Result|
|1||1st Test – Pakistan in England Test Series||2016||1st Innings: 11* (13 balls: 1×4); 29-6-72-6
2nd Innings: 30 (63 balls: 5×4); 31-9-69-4; 1ct.
|Pakistan won by 75 runs.|
|2||2nd Test – Pakistan v West Indies in UAE Test Series||2016||1st Innings: 23 (31 balls: 3×4); 28.4-6-86-4
2nd Innings: DNB; 39-5-124-6; 1ct.
|Pakistan won by 133 runs.|
|3||1st Test – Pakistan in the West Indies Test Series||2017||1st Innings: 24-5-91-2 ; 8 (23 balls: 1×4)
2nd Innings: 21.4-4-63-6; DNB
|Pakistan won by 7 wickets.|
Player of the series awards
|1||Pakistan in Sri Lanka Test Series||2015||176.3-28-464-24 with 3 five-wicket hauls. 56 runs. 1 ct. (3 Matches)||Pakistan won the series 2–1.|
|2||England vs Pakistan in UAE Test Series||2015/16||124-24-323-15 with avg. 21.53. 27 runs. (2 Matches)||Pakistan won the series 2–0.|
|3||West Indies vs Pakistan in UAE Test Series||2016/17||192.4-38-564-21 with avg. 26.85. with 2 fifers and single ten-haul. (3 Matches)||Pakistan won the series 2–1.|
One-Day International Cricket
Man of the Match awards
|S No||Opponent||Venue||Date||Match Performance||Result|
|1||Zimbabwe||Harare Sports Club, Harare||1 October 2015||DNB ; 9-0-26-6||Pakistan won by 131 runs.|
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