Full Name Zaheer Khan
Born October 7, 1978
Shrirampur, Maharashtra, India
Age 38 Years, 9 Months, 18 Days
National Side India
Batting Style Right Handed
Bowling Left-arm fast medium
Teams Played India, Asia XI, India A, India Red, India Seniors, Rest of India, Surrey, Worcestershire, West Zone, Bangalore, Delhi, Mumbai, Mumbai, Baroda
Man of the Match Test - 5, ODI - 6, World Cup - 1, T20I - 1, IPL - 1, CL - 0,
Career Span [Test, 2000 - 2014], [ODI, 2000 - 2012], [World Cup, 2003 - 2011], [T20I, 2006 - 2012], [IPL, 2008 - 2017], [CL, 2010],

Probably the greatest left-arm Indian fast bowler ever, Zaheer Khan arrived on the scene at the right time. Javagal Srinath was nearing retirement and India needed a fast bowler who could fill those big boots. Zaheer not only filled those boots but according to many even went ahead of Srinath for his sheer ability to reverse swing with the old ball and bowl fast yorkers consistently. One could safely say that no Indian bowler before or after Zaheer has mastered the art of reverse swing as well as he did.

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Zaheer Khan Overall Stats

Batting & Fielding Performance

  M I N/O R HS 100s 50s 4s 6s Avg S/R Ct St
Test 92 127 24 1231 75 v BAN 0 3 141 28 11.95 51.70 19 0
ODI 200 101 35 792 34* v NZ 0 0 69 24 12.00 73.46 43 0
World Cup 23 11 2 52 15* v BAN 0 0 6 0 5.77 74.28 10 0
T20I 17 4 2 13 9 v AUS 0 0 0 1 6.50 130.00 2 0
IPL 100 32 18 117 23* v BLR 0 0 11 2 8.35 82.97 21 0
CL 4 2 2 0 0 v GUY 0 0 0 0 - 0.00 1 0

Bowling Performance

  I O M R W Best 3w 5w Avg E/R S/R
Test 165 3130.5 623 10247 311 7/87 v BAN 26 11 32.94 3.27 60.40
ODI 197 1682.5 117 8301 282 5/42 v SL 26 1 29.43 4.93 35.80
World Cup 23 198.5 12 890 44 4/42 v NZ 5 0 20.22 4.47 27.11
T20I 17 58.4 0 448 17 4/19 v IRE 1 0 26.35 7.63 20.70
IPL 99 366.4 5 2782 102 4/17 v CHE 8 0 27.27 7.58 21.56
CL 4 16 0 131 3 1/17 v GUY 0 0 43.66 8.18 32.00

Zaheer Khan Profile

Probably the greatest left-arm Indian fast bowler ever, Zaheer Khan arrived on the scene at the right time. Javagal Srinath was nearing retirement and India needed a fast bowler who could fill those big boots. Zaheer not only filled those boots but according to many even went ahead of Srinath for his sheer ability to reverse swing with the old ball and bowl fast yorkers consistently. One could safely say that no Indian bowler before or after Zaheer has mastered the art of reverse swing as well as he did.


Zaheer has taken more than 300 wickets in Tests, which is the second highest for an Indian fast bowler after the legendary Kapil Dev. In ODIs again he is the second highest wicket-taker among Indian fast bowlers, this time behind Srinath.


Zaheer was part of the team that won the 2011 World Cup held in India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, and in fact was the joint highest wicket-taker in the tournament with Shahid Afridi on 21 wickets. Injuries definitely shortened his career and after playing his last limited-overs games in 2012 and Test match in 2014, he called it quits in 2015. In the Indian Premier League, Zaheer played for Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians, and in 2016 and 2017 also captained Delhi Daredevils.

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