Yasir Ali

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Yasir Ali
Personal information
Born (1985-10-15) 15 October 1985 (age 33)
BattingRight-hand bat
BowlingRight-arm fast-medium
International information
National side
Only Test (cap 179)3 September 2003 v Bangladesh
Career statistics
Competition Tests First-class List A
Matches 1 55 32
Runs scored 1 921 228
Batting average 15.09 12.00
100s/50s –/– 1/3 –/1
Top score 1* 129 51
Balls bowled 120 8526 1469
Wickets 2 164 1152
Bowling average 27.50 26.21 27.42
5 wickets in innings 5 1
10 wickets in match
Best bowling 1/12 5/27 5/16
Catches/stumpings –/– 14/– 10/–
Source: [1], 16 July 2013

Yasir Ali (Urdu: یاسر علی) (born 15 October 1985 in Hazro)[1] is a Pakistani cricketer. He is a right-handed batsman and a right-arm medium-fast bowler who has played one Test match for his country against Bangladesh at the age of 19.

Ali's potential was first realised when he played for Attock(chach)Hazro, he then was selected for a training camp with the Pakistani Cricket Academy soon after, where he went for a successful tour of South Africa. He subsequently became one of a handful of players in Cricketing history to make their first-class debut and Test debut in the same match.[2]

Capable of bowling at around 140 km/h, Ali has fallen out of favour in recent years and will have to fight hard to gain recognition from the Pakistani selectors again, however he remains in their future thoughts as he has a retainer contract from the Cricket Board.

Now fully recovered from stress fracture injury, Yasir is playing Professional League cricket in the Uk for Ainsdale Cricket Club in the Liverpool Competition for 2008. Since appearing for Ainsdale he has now signed for Cheshire-based side Elworth Cricket Club where he is pro'ing in the North Staffordshire and South Cheshire league.


  1. ^ "Yasir Ali". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 16 July 2013.
  2. ^ Lynch, Steven (18 June 2013). "An even innings, and a rapid 25". Ask Steven. ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 16 July 2013.