Yasir Arafat
Yasir Arafat

   
Yasir Arafat is a Pakistani all-round cricketer who represented the country in international matches for all three formats. He has been a T20 specialist and has played T20 games world-wide. He has not played much for Pakistan at the international level but has a long career on a domestic level to his name. Currently, he is not seen playing any professional cricket in 2020. He bats as a right-hander and bowls right-arm fast-medium. This article has all the information about Yasir, including Yasir Arafat Biography.

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Personal
Name:Yasir Arafat
In Urdu:یاسر عرفات
Famous As:Cricketer
Nationality:Pakistani
Residence:Rawalpindi
Education:Gordon College Rawalpindi
Religion:Islam
Profession:Cricketer
Born
Date:12th March 1982
Place:Rawalpindi
Family
Spouse:Fatima Sheikh
Parents:Muhammad Idress Satti
Career
National Side:Pakistan
Team Role:All-rounder
Bowling Style:Right-arm fast-medium
Batting Style:Right-handed
Matches:3 in Tests & 11 in ODIs
Wickets :9 in Tests & 4 in ODIs
Bowling Average:48.66 in Tests & 93.25 in ODIs
Batting Average:47.00 in Tests & 14.80 in ODIs
5 wickets in Innings :1 in Tests & 0 in ODIs
Catches/Stumpings:
Test Debut:8 December 2007 v India
Test Last:1 March 2009 v Sri Lanka
ODI Debut:13 February 2000 v Sri Lanka
ODI Last:3 May 2009 v Australia
ODI Shirt Number:27
T20 Debut :Bangladesh v Pakistan at Nairobi (Gym), Sep 2, 2007
T20 Last:India v Pakistan at Colombo (RPS), Sep 30, 2012
First-Class Debut:1997/98
First-Class Last :Nov 5-8, 2016

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Yasir Arafat Biography

  • Yasir has played for Pakistan from 2002 to 2012. Interestingly, he only played a handful of matches in that long period. He has only been part of three test matches for Pakistan and has made 94 runs at a batting average of 47.00, including a half-century. While with the ball, he has taken nine wickets in five innings with the best bowling figures of 5/161. He also has featured in 11 One Day Internationals for his country, taking only four wickets overall with the ball, and scoring 74 runs with the bat.
  • While in his T20 International career, Arafat has played a total of 13 matches and has dismissed 16  batsmen, along with that he has scored 92 runs with the bat in the shorter format of the game for Pakistan.

Yasir date of Birth

He was born on 12th Mar 1982 at Rawalpindi, Punjab.

Education of Yasir

Yasir studied at Gordon College Rawalpindi, Punjab.

Yasir Arafat Family

He is from the Satti family, born in Rawalpindi. He got married to Fatima Sheikh in 2011. Currently, he is residing in Chislehurst.

Cricket Career

Initial Career

Yasir started playing professional cricket from a very young age, he was first selected in under-15s and then made his first-class and List-A debuts in the 1997-98 domestic season. Playing a couple of years of domestic cricket, he got his first international call in the year 2000.

Domestic Career

  • He got huge fame from his domestic career. He has played professional cricket all around the world and has represented many teams besides playing for Pakistan. He has played for Pakistan Reserves, Khan Research Laboratories, Rawalpindi, Scotland, Perth Scorchers. Surrey, Barisal Burners,  Sussex, Otago, Somerset, Canterbury, Lancashire, Redko Pakistan Ltd., And the rest. Yasir has featured in 207 first-class games and has made 7170 runs with a batting average of 27.55. his batting stats also include five hundred and 38 fifties.
  • He has been outstanding with the ball, has taken a mammoth total of 790 wickets in the first-class matches, this includes five ten-wickets haul and 44 fifers. While in List-A career, in his 256 matches, he has a total of 2922 runs at an average of 21.96, including a hundred and ten fifties, and he has taken 404 wickets in List-A cricket with eight fifers to his name. Yasir has also played plenty of T20 games. His T20 career consists of 226 matches, with 1210 runs and 281 wickets at an average of 13.90 and 22.58 with bat and ball, respectively.  
  • Playing for Rawalpindi in Quaid e Azam trophy 2004, he made a rare bowling record of taking five wickets off just six-ball against Faisalabad. At that time, he became the only fourth first-class player to do so.

International Career and Achievements

Test Career

Yasir could have been an all-in-one package for Pakistan, but he did not play much international cricket. He played his first test match on 08th December 2007 against India. He did well in the game with 44 runs and taking seven-wicket, including a  five-wicket haul. He became eighth Pakistani to get a fifer on debut. Then in his next match on 21st February 2009, Yasir scored his only test fifty and took a wicket as well. While in his last test on 1st March 2009, he did not bat but got a wicket. After that, he never played tests for Pakistan.

One Day International Career

  • Arafat has only played 11 ODI games for Pakistan. It started in 2000 when he was only 17 years old he made his debut in One Day Internationals for Pakistan against Sri-Lanka. He got his first international wicket in that match. He got dropped soon and made a comeback in December 2005 in an ODI match against England. Yasir came in the squad of ICC Champions Trophy 2006 as a replacement. 
  • Similarly, he also took part in the 2007 World-Cup along with Muhammad Sami as a replacement of injured Muhammad Asif and Shoaib Akhtar. He played his last ODI for Pakistan on 03rd May 2009 at Abu Dhabi against Australia. Pakistan won the match by seven wickets, and he went for 38 runs in his five overs of the game.

T20 International Performance

His first appearance in T20s for the national team came on 02nd September 2007 against Bangladesh. He bowled well in the match with one wicket for 31 runs in his quota of four overs. In the end, Pakistan won the game by 30 runs. His best T20 bowling game against Sri-Lanka as he took three wickets for 18 runs in a match on 03rd June 2012. He could only feature in 13 T20 International; his last match came against India, where he went wicketless with bowling figures of 1 for 11 runs in just one over.

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