Yasir Shah Bio

Yasir Shah is a Pakistani cricketer who has played Test and ODI cricket for his country. He was born in Swabi, Pakistan, on May 2, 1986.

Yasir is a leg break spinner with a lot of experience. He bats and bowls right-handed with a right-arm leg break.


Yasir Shah made his first-class debut at the age of 15 in 2002, but had to wait nine years to play international cricket for Pakistan. From 2001 to 2009, he was a member of Pakistan Customs and then the Abbottabad Rhinos. He was also a member of Pakistan’s A squad.


Yasir made his ODI debut against Zimbabwe on September 14, 2011, and took two wickets. Only two days after his ODI debut, he made his T20 International debut against Zimbabwe.

In October 2013, he made his test debut against Australia, taking three and four wickets in the first and second innings, respectively.

He took 27 wickets in five Tests that season, including his first five-wicket haul in Test cricket.

Low Points

For a doping violation, Yasir was barred from playing any kind of cricket. From December 27, 2015, to March 27, 2016, he was barred for three months.

Yasir has been a fantastic Test bowler, but he has struggled in limited overs cricket. With an average of 42.56, he has 18 ODI wickets in 17 matches, which is very expensive.

Club Career

Yasir Shah has been in high demand in numerous T20 leagues around the world. In the Bangladesh Premier League, he played for Dhaka Dynamites.

Since the launch of the Pakistan Super League, he has been a part of the Lahore Qalandars. He is a member of the Trinbago Knight Riders of the Caribbean Premier League.

In the Big Bash League, he was named as a replacement player for his compatriot Shadab Khan for Brisbane Heat.

Stats and Records

Yasir has a phenomenal record in Test cricket, having taken 165 wickets in just 28 games, including 13 five-wicket hauls. He became the Pakistani bowler with the most Test wickets in the fastest time. He is the fifth-fastest bowler in Test cricket history with 100 wickets.

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

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