Irfan Pathan

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World T20, 2nd Semi-Final

India vs West Indies

at Mumbai, Mar 31, 2016
West Indies 196/3 beat India 192/2 by 7 wickets

Irfan Pathan

India International Cricket Team PlayerIrfan Khan Pathan is considered by many, with reason, as the most talented swing and seam bowler to emerge from India since Kapil Dev. When he made his Test debut in Australia in 2003-04, it was with the energy of a 19-year-old, but a composed nous that was striking even for one who had been specifically readied for the purpose via the A-team and age-group channels. His instinct is not merely what to bowl to who and when, but also to keep learning new tricks. Already he possesses perhaps the most potent left-armer's outswinger in the world, is adept at reversing the ball, and enjoys the long spell. Thus equipped, he played a big part in India's one-day and the Test series wins on their revival tour of Pakistan. His batting reserves are expected to yield significant lower-order, perhaps even lower-middle-order, runs in the future.
ICC Emerging Player of the Year 2004

Full name Irfan Khan Pathan
Born October 27, 1984, Baroda, Gujarat
Major teams India, Baroda, Middlesex
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Left-arm medium-fast

 Career statistics
Test debut  Australia v India at Adelaide - Dec 12-16, 2003
ODI debut  Australia v India at Melbourne - Jan 9, 2004
First-class span  2000/01 - 2005/06
List A span  2001/02 - 2005/06

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