Yasir Hameed BiographyYasir Hameed Qureshi (born 28 February 1978 in Peshawer) is a Pakistani cricketer. He scored two centuries on his Test debut against Bangladesh, becoming only the second player to do so. During his first thirty one-day international innings, he has 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 was out of the squad recently because of his form. He came back in the final ODI in the Bank Alfalah Series against England and scored 57 and then he was again ignored and returned against West Indies in the 4th match in November 2006 and scored 71 runs of 118 balls. Yasir has since impressed the selectors with good form in the domestic season with the bat but has not been given a real chance to cement his place in the side. He has recently been touring with the team but has only been given the odd match
Major Team: Pakistan, Abbottabad Rhinos, North West Frontier Province Panthers, Pakistan International Airlines, Peshawar, Peshawar Panthers, Zarai Taraqiati Bank Limited
Playing Roll: Wicket Keeper
Batting Style: Right
Bowling Style: Right-arm medium, Right-arm offbreak
Current age 33 years 158 days
Major teams Pakistan, Abbottabad Rhinos, North West Frontier Province Panthers, Pakistan International Airlines, Peshawar, Peshawar Panthers, Zarai Taraqiati Bank Limited
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium, Right-arm offbreak
Fielding position Occasional wicketkeeper
Yasir Hameed marked his entry into international cricket with two Test centuries on debut – against Bangladesh at Karachi in August 2003 – becoming only the second player to attain such a feat.
Feeble of built, Yasir's game is built on effortless grace and timing. He has a solid technique as an opener, but his failure to convert his starts into big scores has brought his downfall in recent years. Persistence at the domestic level helped him to make a comeback into the team in 2007.
Either some of Pakistan’s cricketers are a little bit slow or the News of the World are bloody good. My money’s on the latter. Cricket fans woke up this morning to the news that the paper has now got footage of Yasir Hameed making admissions about alleged corruption in cricket. The Pakistani batsman seems to claim that fixing of some description happens in ‘almost every match’. The grainy images also appeared to show Hameed admitting that the Sydney Test between Pakistan and Australia was corrupt – a figure of £1.8 million was mooted (although the details of how this sum was ‘earned’ and how it was shared out was not clear from the footage we’ve seen).
You’d think Hameed would have known better than to talk candidly to strangers – but apparently not. However, he’s not the first victim of the News of the World’s MI5 style journalistic prowess. Sven Goran Eriksson got totally sucked in by the fake Sheik ploy a few years ago. Meanwhile, Mahzar Majeed was naive enough to be caught on camera counting a giant stack of green queens. Sven and Majeed are not idiots – therefore one can only conclude that the News of the World undercover reporters are masters of disguise and espionage. Perhaps they’d be better employed as spooks? If we put them behind enemy lines in Afghanistan, they’d probably find Osama Bin Laden within hours.
In the interests of fairness, we must point out that Hameed has denied any contact with English journalists. However, we’re not entirely sure whether he’s grasped the fact that the reporters in question were undercover – and therefore wouldn’t exactly have been wearing their press badges at the time they talked to him. The Pakistan players do seem a little naive. You’d have thought they would have realised by now that the walls have ears. The last thing the squad needed in the current circumstances was a player bragging about corruption to a man showing an unhealthy interest in what was one of the most suspicious test matches in history.
Whether the News of the World footage is genuine or not, the fact that new allegations have been made is more bad news for cricket. We were hoping that the upcoming T20 matches and the subsequent ODIs would put cricket back in the news for the right reasons. However, our suspicion is that this corruption scandal will now run and run. In the meantime, every time a Pakistan batsman gets out playing a bad shot, or a fielder drops a catch, spectators will look at each other uncomfortably and wonder whether it was deliberate. Go back and watch the catches Kamral Akmal dropped at Sydney (they must be on YouTube). Eye brows were raised at the time, but hell will be raised if something similar happens in the next couple of weeks.
32 year old Pakistani player Yasir Hameed is caught on the video while putting allegations on Pakistani players. He can be seen clearly while talking about the match fixing. The video was shooting by the hidden camera in which he was talking about the match fixing. He was talking in the friendly mood.
Yasir Hameed said that almost ever Pakistani match is fixed and many players involve in it. At one time he said that the one who caught is culprit. He added that he also got many offers of match fixing but he refused all offers. He added he was offered up to 1.5 Million Pounds.
He was looking very disappointed and said that agents of players are real bookies. He added that the person who did wrong must pay for that. He said that a bowler can earn 20,000 to 25,000 pound for every No-Ball he bowled.
Last night he denied this and said that he never talks about Pakistan team and he can never think such type of allegations. He also challenged Media to provide proof if they had for this interview and today the video has been released by the British media. After this video he is in great difficulties as he admitted match fixing offers and didn’t contact ICC anti corruption unit.
The News of the World newspaper has once again accused Pakistani cricket team. In the latest twist to the controversy that has shaken cricket, the paper says star Pakistani opener Yasir Hameed has claimed that some of his colleagues were regularly cheating.
An exclusive video of Yasir Hameeds interview has been released.
According to details, Yasir Hameed is quoted as saying: It makes me angry because I’m playing my best and they are trying to lose.
Yasir further quoted almost every match has been fixed and slammed his team-mates’ actions. They’ve been caught. Only the ones that get caught are branded crooks, he reportedly told the newspaper. They were doing it fixing in almost every match.
God knows what they were up to. Scotland Yard was after them for ages, he was quoted as saying. It makes me angry because I’m playing my best and they are trying to lose.
Earlier during the night while speaking to APakistanNews.Com Yasir Hameed has denied all claims made by the newspaper and refused that he gave any interview to the newspaper.
I have never spoken to the NOTW and I haven’t said anything like this, he said. I have been fully concentrating on my career and nothing else, he said.
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 25 49 3 1491 170 32.41 2588 57.61 2 8 223 4 20 0
ODIs 56 56 1 2028 127* 36.87 3029 66.95 3 12 219 6 14 0
First-class 149 246 16 8476 300 36.85 18 37 112 0
List A 180 174 11 5944 128* 36.46 10 34 55 0
Twenty20 18 18 1 404 69 23.76 376 107.44 0 3 55 2 1 0
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 25 4 78 72 0 - - - 5.53 - 0 0 0
ODIs 56 3 18 26 0 - - - 8.66 - 0 0 0
First-class 149 927 735 7 2/46 105.00 4.75 132.4 0 0
List A 180 460 404 14 4/38 4/38 28.85 5.26 32.8 2 0 0
Twenty20 18 1 1 4 0 - - - 24.00 - 0 0 0
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
9, 15 Khyber-Pak v Federal Lahore 13 Feb 2011 First-class
0, 0/10 Zarai TBL v National Bnk Lahore 3 Feb 2011 List A
8 Zarai TBL v S Stallions Sialkot 1 Feb 2011 List A
20 Zarai TBL v Wolves Faisalabad 30 Jan 2011 List A
7 Zarai TBL v Tigers Lahore 28 Jan 2011 List A
25 Zarai TBL v WAPDA Lahore 26 Jan 2011 List A
18 Zarai TBL v WAPDA Faisalabad 31 Dec 2010 First-class
10, 18 Zarai TBL v PIA Faisalabad 25 Dec 2010 First-class
95 Zarai TBL v Sui Gas Rawalpindi 19 Dec 2010 First-class
34, 0/0 Zarai TBL v National Bnk Sialkot 10 Dec 2010 First-class
Yasir Hameed stamped his presence in international cricket with two Test centuries on debut - against Bangladesh at Karachi in August 2003 - becoming only the second player to achieve that feat. Frail of build, Yasir's game is built on timing and an easy elegance. A technique more solid than many recent top-order Pakistani batsmen served him well in his career early on. His exploits in the one-day arena were initially as impressive, and he forged a superb combination with Imran Farhat at the top of the order: against New Zealand at home the pair put together a record four consecutive hundred partnerships. The early signs were promising then, but he developed a worrying tendency to waste his starts, making pretty 20s and then throwing it away, often by flailing at wide ones outside off. That saw him lose his place in the team in late 2004. Selectorial inconsistencies didn't help, Hameed being dropped the next match after scoring two fifties in a Test at Syndey. Thereafter opportunities have been limited: a few ODIs here and there (in all of which he has made contributions) and no Tests since June 2005. Persistence at domestic level paid off, however, as he returned to the national squad against the West Indies in November 2006, made a couple of fifties in the ODI series and booked himself a seat to South Africa at the start of 2007. With Mohammad Yousuf missing there, opportunities will be present. Not part of Pakistan's squad for the World Cup, Hameed swiftly returned to occupy the vacant number three spot for the Abu Dhabi series in Younis' absence and his decent performance will surely cause discomfort in the selectors' minds.Cricinfo Staff (May 2007)
International Debut: 2003
Batting and fielding records
M Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Test 25 49 3 1491 170 32.41 2588 57.61 2 8 223 4 20 -
ODI 56 56 1 2028 127* 36.87 3029 66.95 3 12 219 6 14 -
M Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Eco SR 4W 5W 10W
Test 25 4 78 72 - - - - 5.54 - - - -
ODI 56 3 18 26 - - - - 8.67 - - - -
Test Debut: Pakistan v Bangladesh at Karachi, 20-24, Aug 2003
ODI Debut: New Zealand v Pakistan at Dambulla, May 20, 2003
Yasir Hameed's 98 vs India
Shoaib Akhtar VS Yasir Hameed - Pakistan Teasing Cricket
Yasir Hameed Punishes Brett Lee
Yasir Hameed Hit Straght Six To Zoysa