Zaheer Khan complete information

Zaheer Khan complete information

Zaheer Khan complete information

Zaheer Khan  complete information
Zaheer Khan complete information

Zaheer Khan     


Full name Zaheer Khan

Born October 7, 1978, Srirampur, Maharashtra

Current age 40 years 44 days

Major teams India, Asia XI, Baroda, Delhi Daredevils, Mumbai, Mumbai Indians, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Surrey, and Worcestershire

Playing role Bowler

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Left-arm fast-medium

Zaheer Khan complete information International information

National side

India (2000–2014)

Test debut (cap 231)   10 November 2000 v Bangladesh

Last Test         14 February 2014 v New Zealand

ODI debut (cap 133)  3 October 2000 v Kenya

Last ODI         4 August 2012 v Sri Lanka

ODI shirt no.   34

T20I debut (cap 5)      1 December 2006 v South Africa

Last T20I        2 October 2012 v South Africa

Zaheer Khan complete information Domestic team information

Years   Team

1999–2006      Baroda

2004    Surrey

2006    Worcestershire

2006–2014      Mumbai

2008, 2011–2013        Royal Challengers Bangalore

2009–2010, 2014        Mumbai Indians

2015–2017      Delhi Daredevils

Zaheer Khan complete information Career statistics

Competition    Test     ODI     T20I    LA

Matches           92        200      17        253

Runs scored    1,230   792      13        1047

Batting average           11.94   12.00   6.50     12.17

100s/50s          0/3       0/0       0/0       0/0

Top score         75        34*      9          43

Balls bowled   18,785 10,097 352      12,745

Wickets           311      282      17        357

Bowling average         32.95   29.44   26.35   29.07

5 wickets in innings    11        1          0          1

10 wickets in match    1          0          0          0

Best bowling   7/87     5/42     4/19     5/42

Catches/stampings      19/–     43/–     2/–       57/–

Source: ESPNCricinfo, 25 2016

Zaheer Khan (born 7 October 1978) is an Indian former cricketer who played all forms of the game for the Indian national team from 2000 till 2014. He was the second-most successful Indian pace bowler in Test cricket, behind Kapil Dev. Khan started his domestic career by playing for Baroda. In the early years of his career, Khan was known for his hostile seam and pace bowling, especially fast inch-perfect Yorkers.

In a bid to improve his bowling, Khan moved to England for a short stint with Worcestershire in 2006. A left-arm fast-medium bowler, he was best known for his ability to “move the ball both ways off the wicket and swing the old ball at some pace. Khan continues to excel in reverse swing with the old ball.

He is praised for his performances on flat subcontinent pitches and the controlling of different types of cricket balls. He was one of the key members of the 2011 ODI World Cup winning team, leading the pace attack with 21 wickets in just 9 games. In 2011 he was conferred with the Arjuna Award, India’s second highest sporting award by the President of India. Khan’s career is also noted for recurring injuries, which often interrupted his progress at the international level. That is also the reason Zaheer has set up Pros port Fitness & Services, a special rehab & training center in association with Adrian Le Roux and Andrew Lepus. In where Zaheer and Malinger were the most successful pace bowling combination in the Ill history.

Khan was selected as one of the Wisden Cricketers of the Year in 2008. Zaheer Khan announced his retirement from international cricket in October 2015.  He also played for Worcestershire in County Cricket and played for Mumbai and Delhi Daredevils and Mumbai Indians in Indian domestic cricket.

Only Mut’ah Muralitharan (325) and Shaun Pollock (252) have dismissed more left-hand batsmen than Zaheer, who has gotten the better of southpaws 237 times. He also has the distinct record of dismissing Graeme Smith, Kumar Sangakkara, Senath Jayasuriya and Matthew Hayden – some of the game’s most feared left-hand batsmen over 10 times each in international cricket.

He announced his retirement from international cricket on 15 October 2015.

Zaheer Khan married with Samaria Ghadge

He was born on 7 October 1978 in Srirampur, Maharashtra, India to parents Zakie and Bakhtaran Khan. He has an elder brother Zee Shan and younger brother Aneesa. Zaheer attended the New Marathi Primary school and the K. J. Somaiya Secondary School in Srirampur. He also played in the local Revenue Colony Cricket Club (RCC) in Srirampur after which he started his career in Pune.

On 24 April 2017, he announced on his Twitter account that he was engaged to actress Samaria Ghadge. The couple got married on 23 November 2017.

Zaheer Khan complete information Domestic career

Khan came to Mumbai in 1996 and joined the National Cricket Club that played in Division A in the city. He played in competitions such as the Kanga Cricket League, Comrade Shield and the Purshottam Shield with the team. Sandeep Mahaska, Khan’s captain during the time, recalled the latter’s ability with the ball with an instance where he reverse swung a ball that had been bowled 50 overs with, bowling ten maiden overs and helping his team win a Comrade Shield game. His ability with the bat was recalled by another former teammate with who Khan put together a 102-run stand for ninth wicket making an unbeaten 62 runs taking his team home. His “jaw-dropping spells in the Purshottam Shield” culminated with the 7/74 performance against Sivaji Park Gymkhana in January 1997. He was later sent to the MRF Pace Foundation in Chennai by Sudhir Naik, owner of the National Cricket Club. Impressed by his talent, the bowling coach there, T. A. Sekhar, pushed Khan to play for Baroda.

Khan quickly made his name playing for Baroda in the first-class level. In the final of the 2000–01 season of the Rajni Trophy against Railways, Khan received the man of the match award after he returned figures of 8/145 for the match, including a five-wicket haul in the second innings (5/16), helping his team lift the trophy for the fifth time and a first in 43 years.

Khan transferred to Mumbai at the start of the 2006–07 Indian cricket season his debut for Mumbai until the final of the Rajni Trophy in which he took 9 wickets as Mumbai defeated Bengal.

Khan has played the Royal Challengers as well as Mumbai Indians before he was picked for the Delhi Daredevils in the 2015 auction. He has captained the Daredevils in 2016 and 2017. In 2017 season, Zaheer became the 10th bowler in the history and 8th Indian bowler, to pick 100 wickets in Indian Premier League. At the age of 38, he is the oldest player to achieve this feat.

Season Matches           Balls    Runs conceded           Wickets           Best     Average           Economy         Strike rate            Team

Career  100      2200    2782    102      4/17     27.27   7.59     21.57

2008    11        252      357      13        3/38     27.46   8.50     19.38   RCB

2009    6          126      142      6          3/31     23.66   6.76     21.00   MI

2010    14        290      376      15        3/21     25.07   7.77     19.33   MI

2011    15        354      455      14        3/32     32.50   7.71     25.29   RCB

2012    16        360      453      17        3/38     26.65   8.50     21.18   RCB

2013    2          36        47        5          4/17     9.40     7.83     7.20     RCB

2014    6          134      146      5          2/21     29.20   6.53     26.80   MI

2015    7          145      156      7          2/9       22.28   6.45     20.71   DD

2016    8          172      239      8          3/21     29.87   8.33     21.50   DD

2017    11        241      313      10        3/20     31.30   7.80     24.10   DD

Zaheer Khan complete information International career

Zaheer Khan complete information Debut days

Zaheer was selected in 2000 for the first intake of the National Cricket Academy in Bangalore. He made his Test debut against Bangladesh and ODI debut against Kenya during the 2000 ICC Knockout Trophy in the same year.

Zaheer Khan complete information Struggling form

In late 2005 pacemen Sreekanth and R. P. Singh made their international debuts and became regular members of the Indian team making it difficult for Zaheer to retain his position in the playing eleven. The Board of Control for Cricket in India demoted Zaheer from a B-grade to a C-grade contract at the end of the year. He returned for the 2005 tour of Pakistan, where India fielded three left arm pacemen and had difficulty dismissing Pakistan with a lack of variety in the bowling attack.

Zaheer Khan complete information Recall to team

Late in 2006, Zaheer was recalled to the Test and ODI team for the tour of South Africa, following Irfan Pathan’s slump in form and an injury to Munafiq Patel. After consistent performances on tour, his performance in early 2007 in home ODIs against the West Indies and Sri Lanka, including a career best 5/42, saw him named in the squad for the 2007 World Cup.

He won the Man of the Match award in the first Test between India and Australia in the 2008–2009 series in India for his all-round performance with the bat and the ball.

Zaheer Khan complete information ODI career

He has taken 282 ODI wickets at an average of just over 29 runs per wicket taking 4 wickets in a match 6 times (4 times against Zimbabwe) including 32 wickets against Zimbabwe at an average of 17.46 runs per dismissal. He, along with other seamers like Java gal Srinath and Ashish Nehra helped India to make it to the finals of the 2003 World Cup. Zaheer finished the tournament as fourth highest wicket-taker – 18 wickets from 11 matches at an average of 20 runs per wicket. He is also the fourth highest wicket-taker in ODIs for India with 282 scalps behind Anil Kemble (337), Java gal Srinath (315) and Ajith Agarwal (288).

Zaheer Khan complete information Test career

Zaheer has taken 311 Test wickets at an average of just over 32 runs per wicket. South African star all-rounder Jacques Kallie was Zaheer’s 300th test wicket. In 16 matches from the beginning of the tour of West Indies in April 2002 to the end of the 1st match against Australia in December 2003, Brisbane, Zaheer took 54 wickets from 16 matches at an average of 30 runs. It all turned downhill after the first Test against Australia in Brisbane in December 2003. Having taken 5 of the top 7 Australian batsmen in the first innings (5 for 95), he injured himself in the second during the opening spell. After missing the second Test he returned for the third, but was injured midway through the match and was forced to return home. The injury kept him from the early 2004 tour of Pakistan, India’s first Test series victory in the country.

Earlier, Zaheer held the world record for the highest Test score by a number 11 when he scored 75 against Bangladesh in 2004. At the time he was batting with Sachi Tendulkar; the pair amassed 133 runs, a new record for India’s tenth-wicket. This record was broken by Tino Best of the West Indies in 2012. The current record holder is Ashton Agar of the Australia on his debut match in 2013.

Zaheer Khan complete information World Cup

Zaheer has 44 World Cup wickets, spanning from 2003 to 2011, putting him in fifth place behind Glenn McGrath (71), Muttiah Muralitharan (68), Wasim Akram (55) and Cabinda Vasa (49) on the list of highest number of wickets by a bowler the marquee event. He is tied with Srinath in fifth but Srinath has played 34 games as opposed to Zaheer’s 23.


Zaheer, who was one of India’s trump cards during their World Cup triumph in 2011, finished as the joint highest wicket-taker along with Shahid Afraid with 21 scalps.



Dismissed most number of times

#          Batsman          Matches           Out

1          Graeme Smith 25        13

2          Kumar Sangakkara      51        11

3          Sanath Jayasuriya        36        10

4          Matthew Hayden        29        10

5          Mahela Jayawardene   54        09

Later Career

Azmat Ali says July 2011 India embarked on a tour of England. Having bowled 13.3 overs, Zaheer strained his hamstring and suffered an ankle injury in the first Test of the four-match series and as a result was ruled out of the rest of the tour. Zaheer came back in December and played a test match against Australia on Boxing day. He took two wickets in two consecutive deliveries, dismissing Michael Clarke for 31 and Mike Hussey for a duck. In the second test at Sydney, he took three wickets of the four to fall, Clarke scoring 329*; his were the best figures in both these inn As of February 2014 Zaheer Khan is ranked 22 in the ICC Player Rankings for Test bowlers. He toured South Africa in December 2013 and New Zealand in 2014.



Zaheer Khan announced his retirement from international and first-class cricket on 15 October 2015 in a tweet saying “I bid adieu to my career in international cricket. I look forward to signing off with IPL 9.”


Coaching career

In 2017, he was appointed as bowling consultant for India national cricket team



10-wicket hauls (Tests)

#          Figures            Match  Opponent        Venue  City     Country           Year

1          10/149 70        Bangladesh    Sher-e-Bangla Cricket Stadium          Dhaka  Bangladesh     2010

5-wicket hauls (Tests)

Zaheer Khan Explore Zaheer Khan’s performance Batting and fielding averages

Mat      Inns     NO      Runs    HS       Ave     BF       SR       100      50        4s         6s         Ct        St

Tests Insights on test  92        127      24        1231    75        11.95   2381    51.70   0          3          141      28        19            0

ODIs Insights on odi  200      101      35        792      34*      12.00   1078    73.46   0          0          69        24        43            0

T20Is Insights on t20i 17        4          2          13        9          6.50     10        130.00 0          0          0          1          2            0

First-class        169      223      40        2489    75        13.60                           0          5                                  46        0

List A  253      129      43        1047    42        12.17                           0          0                                  57        0

T20s Insights on t20   138      49        27        191      26        8.68     221      86.42   0          0          17        3          30            0

Bowling averages

Mat      Inns     Balls    Runs    Wkts    BBI     BBM   Ave     Econ    SR       4w       5w       10

Tests Insights on test  92        165      18785  10247  311      7/87     10/149 32.94   3.27     60.4     15        11        1

ODIs Insights on odi  200      197      10097  8301    282      5/42     5/42     29.43   4.93     35.8     7          1          0

T20Is Insights on t20i 17        17        352      448      17        4/19     4/19     26.35   7.63     20.7     1          0          0

First-class        169                  34279  18799  672      9/138               27.97   3.29     51.0                 35        8

List A  253                  12745  10404  357      5/42     5/42     29.14   4.89     35.7     10        1          0

T20s Insights on t20   138      137      3044    3802    139      4/17     4/17     27.35   7.49     21.8     2          0          0

Career statistics

Test debut       Bangladesh v India at Dhaka, Nov 10-13, 2000 scorecard

Last Test         New Zealand v India at Wellington, Feb 14-18, 2014 scorecard

Test statistics 


ODI debut      Kenya v India at Nairobi (Gym), Oct 3, 2000 scorecard

Last ODI         Sri Lanka v India at Pallekele, Aug 4, 2012 scorecard

ODI statistics 


T20I debut      South Africa v India at Johannesburg, Dec 1, 2006 scorecard

Last T20I        India v South Africa at Colombo (RPS), Oct 2, 2012 scorecard

T20I statistics


First-class debut          1999/00

Last First-class            New Zealand v India at Wellington, Feb 14-18, 2014 scorecard

List A debut    1999/00

Last List A      Sri Lanka v India at Pallekele, Aug 4, 2012 scorecard

T20s debut      Glam organ v Worcestershire at Cardiff, Jun 27, 2006 scorecard

Last T20s        Delhi Daredevils v Royal Challengers Bangalore at Delhi, May 14, 2017 scorecard

Recent matches

Bat & Bowl     Team   Opposition      Ground            Match Date     Scorecard

1/29     Diamonds        v Royals          St. Moritz        9 Feb 2018      Other T20

2*, 0/35           Diamonds        v Royals          St. Moritz        8 Feb 2018      Other T20

1/31, 1*           Daredevils       v RCB Delhi   14 May 2017   T20

2/25     Daredevils       v Supergiant    Delhi   12 May 2017   T20

0/30     Daredevils       v GU Lions     Kanpur            10 May 2017   T20

0/29, 2 Daredevils       v Mum Indians            Delhi   6 May 2017     T20

0/8       Daredevils       v KKR            Kolkata           28 Apr 2017    T20

0/36     Daredevils       v Mum Indians            Mumbai           22 Apr 2017    T20

0/37     Daredevils       v Sunrises        Hyderabad (Deccan)   19 Apr 2017    T20

2/28     Daredevils       v KKR            Delhi   17 Apr 2017    T20


Zaheer Khan is an Indian fast bowler with all the traits that made the Pakistani fast bowlers a phenomenon. He swings the new ball and reverses the old, he does well on flat subcontinent pitches and relishes the helpful ones away, and he controls all three balls well – SG, Duke and Kookaburra. He might not quite have the skills of Wasim Aram, who he has often been compared to, but mentally Zaheer has become as good as Aram. He knows how to get wickets, he has an intuitive sense of when to go for the kill, and once a batsman has shown him the slightest hint of a weakness, Zaheer preys on it ruthlessly. Unlike the Pakistan fast bowlers of the 2000s, though, he stays away from controversy and is pretty low-key off the field.


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