Cricket News sort by Yusuf Khan Pathan

India A defeated the touring West Indies A by 77 runs in the First Unofficial ODI at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on Saturday. Yuvraj Singh, who is leading the team in this 3-match series scored a swashbuckling 123 from just 89 balls with 8 fours and 7 sixes.

Without doubt Yusuf Pathan played a sensational knock in Kolkata Knight Riders’ do-or-die clash against the extremely poor Pune Warriors. His innings took Kolkata to the doorsteps of victory.

Pune Warriors finally won a match after a gap of around 30 days and in the process terminated defending Champions Kolkata Knight Riders’ chances of making it to the play offs. The fourth spot in the play offs will now be a toss up between the Royal Challengers Bangalore and the Sunrisers Hyderabad following this evening’s exit of the KKR.

The sixth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) has been a rather predictable one thus far, making for boring viewing. Four of the teams – Delhi Daredevils, Pune Warriors, defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders, and Kings XI Punjab have been exceedingly poor, as a result of which they find themselves at the bottom of the table.

This was worst year for Pathan,unless of course he does even more poorly this year. In 17 matches, he made 194 runs at a below par striker ate of 115. His average also dropped to 19.40.

After Kolkata Knight Riders became the reigning IPL Champions, one of its players who had a quiet tournament went onto create a new record. That player became the first ever to be a part of two different IPL winning teams! He is none other than the big hitting Yusuf Pathan!

For those wondering why Yusuf Pathan was in the KKR side despite failing consistently throughout the season, Tuesday’s qualifier against Delhi Daredevils gave them the answer. Pathan came in with his side struggling at 91 for 3 in the 14th over, and ended up slamming an unbeaten 40 in 21 balls.

Delhi Daredevils lost to Kolkata Knight Riders by 18 runs in 1st Qualifier at Subrata Roy Sahara Stadium, Pune, DLF IPL 2012

Gautam Gambhir, the Captain of Kolkata Knight Riders has full faith in his key player Yusuf Pathan to come good in IPL 5