Yasir Hameed (Cricketer)

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Yasir Hameed Qureshi  (born 28 February 1978 in Peshawar. originally from Kukmang, District Abbottabad) is a Pakistani cricketer. He scored two centuries on his Test debut against Bangladesh, becoming only the second player to do so. During his first thirty One Day International innings, he scored more runs than any other batsman, as well as scoring four successive opening partnerships of 100 or more with Imran Farhat, a unique achievement. He scored first 1000 ODI runs in just 22 matches, Fastest in Asia and third fastest in world.A right-handed batsman, who can double up as a back-up wicket-keeper, Yasir Hammed was an instant hit on the international scene- scoring twin hundreds on his Test debut against Bangladesh in Karachi in August 2003. An eye-catching stroke-player, Hameed was pretty good at driving the ball. He also enjoyed a happy start to ODIs, becoming the fastest Asian batsman to reach 1000 ODI runs. This was only the first half of the story.

Title Description
Name: Yasir Hameed
Nationality: Pakistan
Residence: Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
Religion: Islam
Profession: Cricketer
Date: 28 February 1978
Place: Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
National Side: Pakistan
Team Role: Batsman,Occasional Wicket Keeper
Bowling Style: Right-arm offbreak
Batting Style: Right-hand bat
Matches: 25 in Tests & 56 in ODIs
Batting Average: 32.41 in Tests & 36.87 in ODIs
Catches/Stumpings: 20/– in Tests & 14/– in ODIs
Balls Bowled: 78 in Tests & 18 in ODIs
Runs Scored: 1491 in Tests & 2028 in ODIs
Test Debut: Pakistan v Bangladesh at Karachi
Test Last: England v Pakistan at Lord's
ODI Debut: New Zealand v Pakistan at Dambulla,
ODI Last: India v Pakistan at Jaipur
T20 Debut : Australia A v Pakistanis at Adelaide
T20 Last: Federally Administered Tribal Areas v Lahore Whites at Multan
100s / 50s: 2/8 in Tests & 3/12 in ODIs
Top Score: 170 in Tests & 127* in ODIs
Domestic team: Abbottabad Falcons, Abbottabad Rhinos, North West Frontier Province Panthers, Pakistan International Airlines, Peshawar, Peshawar Panthers, Zarai Taraqiati Bank Limited


Yasir Hameed Hitted Hard

Yasir Hameed Hitted Hard


A technique more solid than many recent top-order Pakistani batsmen served him well in his career early on. His exploits in the one-day arena were initially as impressive, and he forged a superb combination with Imran Farhat at the top of the order: against New Zealand at home the pair put together a record four consecutive hundred partnerships. The early signs were promising then, but he developed a worrying tendency to waste his starts, making pretty 20s and then throwing it away, often by flailing at wide ones outside off. That saw him lose his place in the team in late 2004.[1] Yasir Hameed- cricinfo He was then left out of the squad because of a dip in form. He came back in the final ODI in the Bank Alfalah Series against England in 2005/6, scored 57 but was again ignored only to return against West Indies in the fourth match in November 2006, where he scored 71 runs from 118 balls.

Domestic Career

He came back after some prolific scoring in the domestic circuit. More opportunities were offered after the enforced departure of Mohammad Yousuf but Hameed failed to garner consistency as a result of which he was sent packing from Pakistan's scheme of things. An unassuming cricketer, Hameed's laidback disposition only increases the poignancy of his story.Yasir has since impressed the selectors with good form in the domestic season with the bat but has not been given a real chance to cement his place in the side. He has recently been touring with the team but has only been given the odd match. He has not played international cricket since August 2010. In September 2007, Yasir played a major role in defeating Australia A in a comprehensive 3“0 defeat while representing Pakistan A. He scored two centuries out of the three matches and was given good support by Naved Latif and Taufeeq Umar while the bowlers also did well in the series.

Test Career

Yasir Hameed in Test

Yasir Hameed in Test

In 2003 on his Test debut he scored 170 runs in Karachi. This is the highest score by a Pakistani on debut.[2] Fawad-test debut- mynews He also scored 105 in the second innings of the same match.[3] "Bangladesh-Pakistan- Test Series He played 22 further Tests before losing his place in the side following Pakistan's unsuccessful tour of India in 2007. He was recalled nearly 18 months later for Pakistan's two-match series against Australia, played in England owing to the security situation in Pakistan where he played two test matches against England and he was again dropped from the National Side.[4] England-Tour- cricketworld

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