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Yasir Arafat Satti (born 12 March 1982) is a Pakistani first-class cricketer. He bats right-handed and bowls right-arm fast.

Yasir Arafat
Yasir Arafat playing for Sussex in 2009
Personal information
Full nameYasir Arafat Satti
Born (1982-03-12) 12 March 1982 (age 37)
Rawalpindi, Punjab, Pakistan
BowlingRight-arm fast-medium
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 189)8 December 2007 v India
Last Test1 March 2009 v Sri Lanka
ODI debut (cap 130)13 February 2000 v Sri Lanka
Last ODI3 May 2009 v Australia
ODI shirt no.27
T20I debut (cap 19)2 September 2007 v Bangladesh
Last T20I30 September 2012 v India
Domestic team information
1999–2000Pakistan Reserves
2000–2007Khan Research Laboratories
2005–2006National Bank of Pakistan
2006, 2009–2010, 2014Sussex
2012Barisal Burners
2013–2015Perth Scorchers
2016Somerset (on loan)
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 3 11 206 256
Runs scored 94 74 7,033 2,922
Batting average 47.00 14.80 27.25 21.96
100s/50s 0/1 0/0 5/37 1/10
Top score 50* 27 170 110*
Balls bowled 627 414 33,273 12,045
Wickets 9 4 787 404
Bowling average 48.66 93.25 24.11 24.90
5 wickets in innings 1 0 44 8
10 wickets in match 0 n/a 5 n/a
Best bowling 5/161 1/28 9/35 6/24
Catches/stumpings 0/– 2/– 56/– 59/–
Source: CricInfo, 10 December 2016

International careerEdit

Having previously represented his country at Under-15 level, he made his ODI debut for Pakistan in 2000 when he was 17 years old against Sri Lanka in Karachi and took his first wicket in this match. He played just one more match the following year before being dropped. He was given a second chance at international cricket in the last ODI against England in December 2005 and was retained for the series against India in February 2006, but was left out of the ODI squad for the subsequent tour in England. His next chance at international cricket came in the 2006 ICC Champions Trophy when he was one of the players called up to the Pakistan squad for the Champions Trophy to replace Shoaib Akhtar and Mohammad Asif who had both failed drug tests.[1]

In March 2007, he and Mohammad Sami were called up as replacements in Pakistan's squad for the 2007 Cricket World Cup after Shoaib Akhtar and Mohammad Asif were ruled out through injury.[2]

On 8 December 2007, Arafat made his Test match debut for Pakistan against India in Bangalore in the third and final Test of the series. He displayed his all-round abilities by taking 7 wickets in the match including a 5-wicket haul, and scoring 44 in the first innings.[3]

It had been reported (2 August 2008, Hindustan Times, Karachi) that he has signed with the Kolkata Knight Riders to play in the second season of the Indian Premier League 20/20 tournament in 2009 although as Pakistanis were not allowed to play in the tournament, no deal was reached.

Domestic careerEdit

In English domestic cricket, he was signed as an overseas player for Scotland as a replacement for Rahul Dravid, and played for them in the 2004 and 2005 seasons. He was signed as an overseas player for Sussex for the 2006 season to line-up alongside fellow countrymen Mushtaq Ahmed and Rana Naved-ul-Hasan, and helped the team to win the double of the County Championship and the C&G Trophy as well as mount a serious challenge in the Pro40 League. He was signed up to play for Kent in the 2007 season.

In 2004, Arafat performed the extremely rare feat of taking five wickets in six balls for Rawalpindi against the national champions Faisalabad in the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy. This had only been achieved three times previously in the entire history of first-class cricket: by Bill Copson in 1937, William Henderson in 1938 and Pat Pocock in 1972. Arafat was the only bowler to take the wickets spread over two innings.[4]

Following the 2008 season, Arafat signed once more for Sussex as their overseas player for 2009,[5] signing to return again for another season in 2010.[6] In 2011 he signed for Surrey County Cricket Club. He joined Lancashire as an overseas player for the 2012 Friends Life t20.[7]

Arafat was signed to play in Big Bash League franchise Perth Scorchers in December 2013.[8]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Asif and Akhtar to return home". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 31 December 2012.
  2. ^ "Shoaib and Asif out of the World Cup". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 31 December 2012.
  3. ^ "3rd Test: India v Pakistan at Bangalore, 8–12 December 2012". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 31 December 2012.
  4. ^ "Yasir Arafat equals world record". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 31 December 2012.
  5. ^ "Paceman Arafat returns to Sussex". BBC Sport. 29 October 2008. Retrieved 29 October 2008.
  6. ^ "Yasir Arafat To Remain With Sussex in 2010". Cricket World. 21 October 2009. Retrieved 21 October 2009.
  7. ^ "Lancashire sign all-rounder Yasir Arafat for T20 competition". BBC Sport. 2 May 2012. Retrieved 2 May 2012.
  8. ^ "Perth Scorchers sign on Yasir Arafat". ESPNcricinfo. ESPN Inc. 24 December 2013. Retrieved 10 January 2014.

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