- Pakistan National Cricket Team 1996 - 2008
Mohammad Yousuf is a right handed batsman and right arm offbreak bowler who plays for Pakistan cricket team. He has also played for teams like Water and Power Development Authority, Pakistan International Airlines, Lancashire, Lahore Badshahs, Lahore, Bahawalpur and Asia XI. He was initially a Christian and his name was Yousuf Youhana. In 2005, he converted to Islam.
From 26th February to 2nd March 1998, South Africa and Pakistan played a Test match at Durban (Kingsmead) and this was the debut match of Mohammad Yousuf. In the 1st innings, he was sent to bat at the No. 5 position where he scored 5 runs in 15 balls. In the 2nd innings, he could score only 1 run in 25 deliveries in the same batting position. This Test match was won by Pakistan by 29 runs. Yousuf debuted in One day Internationals on 28th March 1998 at Harare (Harare Sports Club) against Zimbabwe. He batted at the No. 5 position where he remained unbeaten on 59 in 62 deliveries. Pakistan won this match by 4 wickets with 14 balls to spare.
Mohammad Yousuf piled up 6770 runs in 79 Test matches at a batting strike rate of 52.58 and batting average of 55.49. He clobbered 47 sixers, 869 fours, 28 fifties and 23 hundreds. His highest score was 223 and took 59 catches. In One day Internationals, he stockpiled 9242 runs in 269 matches. His highest score was 141 not out and recorded 15 centuries, 62 half centuries, 746 boundaries and 87 sixers. He took 53 catches.
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