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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

Gautam Gambhir lauds Yusuf Pathan after Kolkata Knight Riders storm into playoffs

Yusuf Pathan slammed an unbeaten 34-ball 52 in KKR’s do-or-die clash against Sunrisers Hyderabad to help his team sail into the Indian Premier League 2016 playoffs.


Gautam Gambhir had said his team felt lik a Class IX student  before their final league against Sunrisers Hyderabad. He shed light on how his team ran out of steam in the mid-stages of the Indian Premier League 2016 and that it was facing a must-win situation in Sunday’s game just like the student who is racing against time to clear the final exams. (IPL Full Coverage|Points Table)

Gambhir, however said his team was focussed and would give their best to make the playoffs. And in front of their home crowd at the Eden Gardens, KKR did just that. Riding on Yusuf Pathan’s 34-ball 52, KKR sealed a playoff berth with a 22-run win over SRH .

The all-rounder partnered with Manish Pandey and the duo looked at ease against a strong SRH bowling attack stitching an 87-run stand for the fifth wicket. Pathan remained unbeaten to take KKR to 171 in 20 overs.


Skipper Gambhir was all praise for his Yusuf, who has been in rich vein of form this season. “Yusuf’s form is important and he’s not flirting with it. Yusuf is taking his time and his role has changed from being a finisher last season. We are now giving him more overs,” Gambhir said.

In reply, SRH could only manage 149 in their 20 overs. Credit should go to KKR’s Sunil Narina who lead the show with the ball scalping three wickets in his four overs. Spinner Kuldeep Yadav also chipped in with two wickets to haunt SRH.


Gambhir lauded the way the team stood up in a must-win game.

“It was a must-win game for us. The credit goes to the entire group. We can take a lot of positives from this game.

“It was a playoff for us. Suddenly when you lose a player of Russell’s caliber, it forces us to make changes,” he said.


Yusuf himself is elated with his consistent contributions for the team. The swashbuckling player has altered his style of playing to suit the team’s needs. From 14 games this season, Yusuf has scored 359 runs at a staggering average of 89.75 including three half-centuries.

“Very happy that the team has been helped by my performance. Moreover, I look in control this season and feel calm given the overs I have been getting.

“Enjoying my bowling too, and whenever there’s an opportunity, I try to do well,” he said after being named the Man of the Match in yesterday’s game.
y, I try to do well.

source: http://www.indiatoday.intoday.in / IndiaToday.in / Home> News / New Delhi -May 23rd, 2016