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Ranji Trophy 2017: Yusuf Pathan blasts century for Baroda, brother Irfan returns to form too

Vadodara, GUJARAT :

In his innings of 111, the senior of the two brothers was more aggressive as he hit 13 fours and six maximums.


Out of favour, India all-rounder Yusuf Pathan hit a sublime hundred while brother Irfan Pathan also hit a fifty against Madhya Pradesh on day 3 of the Ranji Trophy encounter between Baroda and Madhya Pradesh. Known for his hard-hitting batting, Yusuf played an innings which once again highlighted his power hitting. In his innings of 111, the senior of the two brothers was more aggressive as he hit 13 fours and six maximums. Younger brother Irfan also kept pace with his innings of 80 which featured ten fours and three sixes.

Earlier, the home side was in a spot of bother after conceding 551 runs against MP and then losing four wickets for 54 runs at one stage. But the Pathan brothers dug in and rescued the side. Together they forged a partnership of 188 runs which helped the Baroda side avoid follow-on.


Baroda: Deepak Hooda, Rishi Arothe, Irfan Pathan(c), Kedar Devdhar, Pinal Shah(w), Lukman Meriwala, Ketul Patel, Yusuf Pathan, Aditya Waghmode, Mitesh Patel, Babashafi Pathan, Atit Sheth, Vishnu Solanki, Swapnil Singh, Soaeb Tai

Madhya Pradesh: Devendra Bundela(c), Harpreet Singh, Naman Ojha(w), Ankit Sharma, Avesh Khan, Ankit Dane, Puneet Datey, Mihir Hirwani, Saransh Jain, Ishwar Pandey, Rajat Patidar, Chandrakant Sakure, Shubham Sharma, Aditya Shrivastava, Anshul Tripathi, Waseem Ahmed

source: http://www.indianexpress.com / The Indian Express / Home> Sports> Cricket / by Express Web Desk / October 08th, 2017

Irfan Pathan to lead Baroda in Ranji Trophy 2017-18


The team placed in Group C will play six league matches and their performance there will determine if they advance to the quarter-finals.

Irfan Pathan
Irfan Pathan

The Baroda Cricket Association (BCA) today announced the 14-man squad for the upcoming season of the Ranji Trophy. The team placed in Group C will play six league matches and their performance there will determine if they advance to the quarter-finals. Irfan Pathan will lead the young team into the tournament once again with Deepak Hooda as his deputy.

Yusuf Pathan is another key cog in the team as they will attempt to change their fortunes after a dismal last season. The team has a lot to accomplish and they have a new coach with the team this time in Atul Bedade, a former Baroda cricketer who played 13 ODIs for the Indian team.

All eyes will be on Irfan when he takes the field as the all-rounder has spent a lot of time on his fitness as he looks leaner and fitter than ever, eager to make a mark. He wants to give it all this season and is focused on taking the team forward in the tournament.

“This is a very important season for me. I want to give my all. At the same time, the focus is on doing well for Baroda and take the team forward. That’s my aim,” he said while talking to PTI.

As has been the latest fitness trend among cricketers the 32-year-old also took the YoYo test and scored 16. “I am in a much better space than last year. The pre-season training has been satisfying and I don’t remember the last time I felt fitter. Baroda trainer took my YoYo test recently and I scored 16, which is pretty satisfying,” Irfan added.

Along with the younger Pathan, Yusuf would also want to make this domestic season count as he had an average IPL last season with the Kolkata Knight Riders and the big man has built up well during the practice games and looks set to explode once the season kicks off.

Another folk who will draw attention is Hooda, who was recently a part of the India Blue team that played the final of the Duleep Trophy. He scored a hundred in the tournament opener but had three quiet outings after that. It is an important season for him as well.

Baroda Squad for the Ranji Trophy 2017-18:

Irfan Pathan (C), Deepak Hooda (VC), Yusuf Pathan, Kedar Devdhar, Aditya Wadhmode, Vishnu Solanki, Pinal Shah (wk), Swapnil Singh, Rishi Arothe, Babasafi Khan Pathan, Soaeb Tai, Lukman Meriwala, Atit Sethi, Mitesh Patel

Coach: Atul Bedade

Assistant coach: Himanshu Jadha

Baroda Fixtures

Madhya Pradesh vs Baroda, Group C – Oct 06, Fri – Oct 09 Mon | 9:30 AM

Baroda vs Andhra, Group C – Oct 14, Sat – Oct 17, Tue | 9:30 AM

Baroda vs Tripura, Group C – Nov 01, Wed – Nov 04, Sat | 9:30 AM

Mumbai vs Baroda, Group C – Nov 09, Thu – Nov 12, Sun | 9:30 AM

Baroda vs Odisha, Group C – Nov 17, Fri – Nov 20, Mon | 9:30 AM

Tamil Nadu vs Baroda, Group C – Nov 25, Sat – Nov 28, Tue | 9:30 AM

source: http://www.crictracker.com / CricTracker.com / Home> Domestic / by Ankit / September 30th, 2017

Irfan & Yusuf Pathan to Train Two J&K Youngsters

Noida, UTTAR PRADESH / Vadodara, GUJARAT :


The Cricket Academy of Pathans (CAP), a coaching institute of Indian cricketers Irfan Pathan and his brother Yusuf Pathan, who have collaborated with the Indian Army, has sponsored two youngsters from Jammu & Kashmir to train in their Noida-based academy.

Danish Qadeer (18 years) and Shahrukh Husssein (20 years) were selected in the trials conducted by the Indian Army in Kupwara district.

“Kids were selected by the Indian army for which they had conducted trials at Kupwara district of J&K. Out of 100 cricket enthusiasts, two were selected by the Indian Army for training under CAP,” Irfan said.

When asked about the youngsters’ future, Irfan said: “These kids have just enrolled in the academy. They would be going through the preliminary module of CAP and after completing the preliminary module they would advance to the other levels of CAP modules.”

Irfan also praised the Army for the move and said they will always support and promote the game.

“We are always there to support and promote cricket. It is a very noble move by the Indian Army to support these kids,” he said.

source: http://www.news18.com / News18.com / Home> News / by IANS / August 22nd, 2017

Irfan Pathan sets up West Zone’s win

Vadodara, GUJARAT :

Mumbai :

He may have been released by his last year’s IPL franchise, Rising Pune Supergiants. Still, Irfan Pathan had a reason to smile on Monday. The veteran seamer exploded the explosive North Zone batting line-up to set up West Zone’s thumping eight-wicket victory in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy Twenty20 championship.

In fact, Pathan’s spell of three for 10, with the prize scalps of Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant and Yuvraj Singh, would have impressed the sizeable IPL team coaches and scouts present in the President’s Box along with all three national selectors.

Pathan’s job was made easier by the North batsmen who committed hara-kiri and threw their wickets away. While Shikhar Dhawan poked at one that moved away from him to offer Kedar Jadhav a sharp chance in the slips, Pant and Yuvraj played extravagant shots against a moving ball to offer skiers on the off-side in the circle.

Barring Gautam Gambhir, who registered a second successive fifty before being dismissed off the penultimate ball of the innings, none of the other batsmen tried to apply themselves. As a result, a target of 106 was never going to ask questions of West Zone.

Parthiv Patel and Shreyas Iyer’s quickfire partnership at the top ensured West overhaul the paltry target with more than seven overs to spare and make up for the opening day’s loss against Central Zone. Iyer along with Ankeet Bawne and Priyank Panchal will now join the India A squad for the warm-up game against visiting Australians.

The scores:

North Zone: Shikhar Dhawan c Jadhav b Pathan 3, Gautam Gambhir c Tambe b Thakur 60, Rishabh Pant c Hooda b Pathan 2, Yuvraj Singh c Hooda b Pathan 0, Amit Pachhara run out 5, Parvez Rasool c Pathan b Nayar 5, Mayank Dagar run out 11, Harbhajan Singh c Pathan b Chaudhary 7, Pradeep Sangwan (not out) 10, Mohit Sharma (not out) 1; Extras (lb-1, w-2) 3; Total (for eight wkts. in 20 overs): 107.

Fall of wickets: 1-12, 2-24, 3-24, 4-32, 5-39, 6-57, 7-90, 8-106.

West Zone bowling: Irfan Pathan 4-0-10-3, Shardul Thakur 4-0-29-1, Ishwar Chaudhary 4-0-23-1, Abhishek Nayar 3-0-18-1, Pravin Tambe 4-0-23-0, Deepak Hooda 1-0-3-0.

West Zone: Shreyas Iyer lbw Rasool 30, Parthiv Patel b Sharma 56, Aditya Tare (not out) 14, Ankeet Bawne (not out) 4; Extras (w-4) 4; Total (for two wkts. in 12.4 overs): 108.

Fall of wickets: 1-80, 2-92.

North Zone bowling: Pradeep Sangwan 2-0-26-0, Umar Nazir 2.4-0-24-0, Harbhajan Singh 2-0-15-0, Mohit Sharma 2-0-24-1, Mayank Dagar 2-0-12-0, Parvez Rasool 2-0-7-1.

source: http://www.thehindu.com / The Hindu / Home> Sport> Cricket / by Amol Karhadkar / Mumbai – February 13th, 2017