Younis Khan


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Bowls Right Arm Medium

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He enjoys fishing when not playing cricket.


Bats Right Hand.
Bowls Right Arm Medium







One of Pakistan’s great batsmen, Younis Khan has been padding up for his country for well over a decade.

Born in Mardan, Khan moved to Karachi as a child and his budding talent with the bat drew the attention of coaches.

His international debut came in 2000 after two years on the domestic circuit, with Khan scoring a century in his first Test.

The batsman was part of the 2003, 2007 and 2011 ICC Cricket World Cups, playing 11 matches in total.

The 2011 tournament produced his best results, including 72 against Sri Lanka and 50 against Kenya.

From 96 Tests Khan boasts an average above 50, more than 8000 runs, and 28 hundreds including a triple-hundred.

Add to the mix his exceptional prowess in the field and handy slow-medium bowling, and Khan is a formidable character.

As a captain, Younis led Pakistan to the ICC World Twenty20 title in 2009. 

Misbah, Younis get fairytale farewell

An incredible finish to the final Test in Dominica handed Pakistan a first Test series win in the Caribbean, sending Younis and Misbah off in style

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Younis, Misbah close in on fitting farewell

Pakistan need nine wickets – and West Indies 297 runs – to win the deciding third Test in Dominica after an eventful day four

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Azhar, Pakistan dominate rainy day one

Pakistan's Azhar Ali made 85no and Younis Khan received a guard of honour on day one of the deciding Test in Dominica

The ‘weird compliment’ that spurred Lyon

Nathan Lyon reveals the post-match chat with a Pakistan legend four years ago that put him on the path to Asian success

Younis identifies the batter to fill his void

Babar Azam the batsman to step into his shoes, says Younis Khan ahead of Pakistan's Test series against England

Younis's classy response to fan letter

Former Pakistan batsman takes to social media to answer a fan's question from afar