Mohammad Kaif is an Indian mid-order batsman playing with the Indian National team. He also plays for the Rajasthan Royals in the IPL. Kaif is an explosive right handed batsman, an amazing fieldsman in the covers and has a fierce throwing accuracy.
Kaif started playing cricket when he was 12. He was a member of the Under 19 team that played for the Youth World Cup in England in 1996, which was his first breakthrough. He was also selected to the Under 19 World Cup team that played in South Africa. In 2000, Kaif was the captain of the Under 19 National Cricket Team that won the Under 19 World Cup in Sri Lanka. Soon after, Kaif was selected to debut in a test match against South Africa.
In 2002, Kaif played a match winning 87 runs in 75 balls in the final against England and helped India win the 2002 NatWest Series. He was declared the Man of the Match and Kaif earned his first Man of the Match of the many to come.
In 2004, Kaif was named the Man of the Series which was played against Bangladesh. In 2006, Kaif scored his first test century in the second test against West Indies with a 148 not out. Kaif is the captain of the Uttar Pradesh State Cricket team and the Central Zone and is sighted as a potential captain of the Indian National team.
In the total 125 One Day International matches that Kaif has played, he averaged at 32.01 runs per match and a highest of 111 runs not out.
Kaif has won the World Record for 5 catches in a World Cup Match.