Yasir Hameed Qureshi (Urdu: یاسر حمید قریشی) (born 28 February 1978 in Peshawar,[1] originally from Kukmang, District Abbottabad) is a former Pakistani cricketer, who played Tests and ODIs. He scored two centuries on his Test debut against Bangladesh, becoming only the second player to do so just after Lawrence Rowe.[2][3]

Yasir Hameed
یاسر حمید
Personal information
Full nameYasir Hameed Qureshi
Born (1978-02-28) 28 February 1978 (age 41)
Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
BowlingRight-arm offbreak
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 176)20 April 2003 v Bangladesh
Last Test26 April 2010 v England
ODI debut (cap 147)20 May 2003 v New Zealand
Last ODI18 November 2007 v India
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI
Matches 25 56
Runs scored 1,491 2,028
Batting average 32.41 36.87
100s/50s 2/8 3/12
Top score 170 127*
Balls bowled 78 18
Wickets 0 0
Bowling average
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling
Catches/stumpings 20/– 14/–
Source: Cricinfo, 8 September 2017

Domestic careerEdit

In September 2007, Yasir Hameed played a major role in defeating Australia A in a comprehensive 3–0 defeat while representing Pakistan A. He scored two centuries out of the three matches and was given good support by Naved Latif and Taufeeq Umar while the bowlers also did well in the series.

He was the leading run-scorer for Federally Administered Tribal Areas in the 2017–18 Quaid-e-Azam Trophy, with 459 runs in seven matches.[4]

International careerEdit

During his first thirty One Day International innings, he scored more runs than any other batsman, as well as scoring four successive opening partnerships of 100 or more with Imran Farhat, a unique achievement. He scored first 1000 ODI runs in just 22 matches, fastest in Asia and third fastest in world.

He was then left out of the squad because of a dip in form. He came back in the final ODI in the Bank Alfalah Series against England in 2005/6, scored 57 but was again ignored only to return against West Indies in the fourth match in November 2006, where he scored 71 runs from 118 balls. He has not played international cricket since August 2010.

In 2003 on his Test debut, he scored 170 runs in Karachi. This is the highest score by a Pakistani on debut.[5] He also scored 105 in the second innings of the same match.[6][7]

He played 22 further Tests before losing his place in the side following Pakistan's unsuccessful tour of India in 2007. He was recalled nearly 18 months later for Pakistan's two-match series against Australia, played in England owing to the security situation in Pakistan where he played two test matches against England and he was again dropped from the National Side.[8][9]


  1. ^ Official Site naming place of birth as Peshawar پشاور
  2. ^ "Twin hundreds on debut, and the youngest West Indians". Cricinfo. Retrieved 27 July 2017.
  3. ^ "Century on debut & record of most runs in career's first test. – Fast Cricket". www.fastcricket.com. Retrieved 27 July 2017.
  4. ^ "Quaid-e-Azam Trophy, 2017/18: Federally Administered Tribal Areas Batting and bowling averages". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 8 April 2018.
  5. ^ Qaiser, S.Pervez (14 April 2009). "Fawad Alam's Eighth Highest on test debut". Retrieved 15 April 2009.[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ "Bangladesh in Pakistan Test Series – 1st Test Pakistan v Bangladesh". Cricinfo. Retrieved 15 April 2009.
  7. ^ "Yasir Hameed's hundred on debut puts Pakistan on top". cricinfo. 21 July 2003. Retrieved 15 April 2009.
  8. ^ [1]
  9. ^ "Pakistan Name Test & T20 Squads For England Tour". Cricket World. Retrieved 12 July 2010.[permanent dead link]

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